I received a great response to the Pretend Play Grocery Store post I did a while back, so I decided to show off another pretend play experience we’ve been LOVING this past week. Camping is one of our favorite family activities, so naturally pretend camping has been a big hit! I keep adding new props, I just can’t help myself.
what you need: tent ~ fire ~ s’mores ~ roasting sticks ~ fishing pond
I made all of these props with stuff I’ve been saving. Check out my how-to on building a fake fire.
I wanted the kids to be able to roast food over the fire so I used a hot glue gun to attach empty thread spools to some thin dowels. (They are marshmallows, by the way). I used some of the left over beads from my free beaded seat cover to make a hot dog. And a construction paper cut out worked as a fish…until I had the great idea for a fishing pond.
We’ve had quite a few visitors in our little campground. Cousin TJ being the first. Hubs made the tent using a large box. He folded and taped the back to make the top stay in a V shape. For us this simple design works best, but there are a lot of ways to make a tent.
And of course….what would pretend camping be without a little fire side sing along?
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