Let’s Go Camping!!! 50 ideas to make it easier (and more fun!)


"Let's go camping" is one of my favorite things to hear (and since we live where the weather is beautiful all year long we can go camping pretty much anytime). Lucky us! Camping with kids can be a little challenging but it's much easier when you're prepared! I did a little internet searching and Pinterest digging and came up with an incredible camping resource. I found so many yummy camping recipes, activities to keep the kids busy, tips for successful camping, DIY supplies and even supplies I would love to buy that I had to put all these camping ideas in one place! Now I'm totally ready for the next time M and M yell "LET'S GO Continue Reading

explorer fun… CAMPING with kids

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A few props and a research guide can turn your little campers into explorers.  (Having a few well planned activities makes camping with kids a lot more relaxing.) what you need: homemade binoculars ~ book about trees ~ notebook ~ pencils ~ great outdoors I made 4 sets of binoculars before we left for our camping trip (one for each little camper).  Binoculars are really easy to make.  All you need is 2 toilet paper rolls, glue and ribbon. I searched the library and found a few books about trees.  Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of the ones I ended up with.  They were DK Books like this.  I was looking for books that showed pictures Continue Reading

pretend play CAMPING

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We are campers.  Tent campers.  Do you want to know how much we love to go camping? Oh yes, that is us camping in the back yard with our barbecue camp fire.  We even roasted hot dogs and smores.  (The best part was the very close... and clean bathroom. ;))   Of course Furry M enjoyed most of the experience... I think she slipped back inside for bed though! More Pretend Camping Fun Add a few props for a fun Camping Pretend Play area. Every camp site needs a camp fire! Of course there should be fishing. And books... we never pretend to go anywhere without books! You will also want to catch this awesome firewood game guest Continue Reading

fun firewood CAMPING game…a special guest

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Hello all you Lesson Plan readers! Guess what? I don't have a lesson plan! [aaah! I know!]  Even though I don't do a planned lesson plan like Jill does here on A Mom with a Lesson Plan, I do try to incorporate learning and, most importantly, learning while playing during our every day activities. I bet you all know about Jill's Mommy Fun Facts, and the first ten are fantastic! When Jill and I talked about doing a guest post swap on our blogs, I asked her about expanding upon one of her facts (I really love number 6, 7 and 10, what are your faves?). Instead of just expanding, guess how awesome she is? She wrote Mommy Fun Fact #11 at hands on Continue Reading