Fun Camping Activities for Kids 2023
Whether you’re setting up your tents in your backyard or outdoors, camping gives you the chance to bring unrivaled fun and excitement to your vacation time. So, grab your tents and sleeping bags, and join us as we lay down 4 of the best camping activities for the 2023 summer!
Lawn games are an essential summer staple, so no wonder they’re first on the list. Gather around, set up for the game you’ll be playing, and listen as laughter fills the air! Whether you’re aiming for the perfect horseshoe throw or cheering for a successful ring toss, lawn games bring everyone together in the spirit of camaraderie. And if you’re looking for lawn game toys you can bring to your camping, you can opt for our Pop-N-Toss 3-in one bean bag toss game.
Witness the hidden wonders that nature has in store by planning a bug hunt! Explore the nooks and crannies of your surroundings to discover a world buzzing with life. Armed with your bug-catching kit, you and your loved ones will encounter beetles, spiders, grasshoppers, and a myriad of other creepy crawlies. Most importantly, by engaging in bug hunting, you’ll deepen your connection with the natural world, and gain greater appreciation for the small-yet-mighty creatures that call it home. And if you want to add a sci-fi or magical theme to your bug hunting, you can get one of our Rocketship or Unicorn tents and make it your own bug-hunting headquarters!
Once the sun starts to set and the campfire gets crackling, you can gather around for some funny, fun and/or eerie campfire stories. From ancient myths and legends to personal anecdotes, campfire storytelling lets you and your family tap into the power of narrative, passing down wisdom, values, and traditions. So, let the campfire be your stage and let your stories bring your family closer together with this unforgettable activity.
After the campfire calms down, you and your family can lay down on the grass and enjoy some stargazing. The beauty of stargazing is that it’s a low-cost, high-reward activity: you don’t need excessive equipment or expensive gadgets – just a clear sky and a willingness to look up. You can explore the myths and legends behind constellations, learn about the different types of stars and their life cycles, and even delve into the science of the universe. If you’ve never stargazed and would like your own constellation guide, our 3-in-1 Constellation Globe is just the map you need. However, note that the globe needs to be plugged in to illuminate constellations.
We’re mid-way into summer, so don’t wait any longer to plan your family’s next camping outing! Which of these fun activities are you planning to bring to your backyard or wilderness camping? Let us know in the comments below or tag us with your camping social media pics using @usatoyz or #usatoyz!