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These camping activities for toddlers will help your little ones make the most of your next camping trip or your camping theme.
I’ve rounded up some amazing tips and camping activities to make your next camping trip easy, fun, and memorable.
You can also use many of these activities within the camping theme you have planned in your preschool or daycare.
More Fun Activities for Toddlers
• Bring sand toys – shovel, pails, strainers, etc. – and let kids dig in the dirt around your campsite.
• Decorate nearby trees and rocks with chalk.
• Bring a plastic kiddie pool for toddlers to splash in when it gets a little warm.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT CAMPING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of camping picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Good Night Campsite – Get your little camper ready for your next camping trip. Your toddler will explore their favorite campsite and all the fun outdoor activities that come with it, like hiking and swimming. They’ll even find chipmunks, frogs, and fireflies! Roasted marshmallows by the campfire included!
Curious George Goes Camping – George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!
Llama Llama Loves Camping – Llama Llama goes camping for the very first time and learns a valuable lesson: what seems scary can actually be super-duper FUN!
More Camping Fun for Preschoolers
Camping never felt so cuddly! Set up camp in the playroom with this adorable, personalized campout kit, complete with a smiling marshmallow, water flask and campfire.
This fun interactive game of Camp Charades will keep your camping trip fun. With 17 pages (8 cards per page) of exciting charade cards, your campfire moments just got more fun.
With a felt hiking map, compass, and hatchet, your kids will have all they need for a fun (pretend) hike through the woods.