Camping Activities for Toddlers
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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.
Camping Activities for Toddlers
There are so many fun things to do and see when you take toddlers camping. The campsite is not likely to look like your backyard.
So, you can introduce your little ones to all sorts of new nature sites and sounds - new trees, new flowers, new animals, and more.
8 Easy Camp Songs
Teach your toddlers some fun camp songs. Then, you can sing them night after night as you roast marshmallows or hike through the woods.
fun CAMPING firewood game
After you've gathered sticks and logs for firewood, let your toddlers build wood sculptures. They can practice stacking and balancing the wood, or they can try to build a house, a dinosaur, or many other fun things.
I love this fun art ideas for toddlers. Pack a few tubes of paint in your camping gear. Slip a marshmallow onto the end of a sturdy stick, and let kids create some unique art by painting with marshmallows.
Nature Impressions in Playdough
Camping Crafts for Toddlers
Easy Campfire Craft for Kids
Toddlers can make this easy campfire craft by sponge painting the flames, and glueing down construction paper logs.
Tree Nature Craft for Kids with Free Printable
I'm in love with this tree nature craft, and your toddlers will be, too! Use the tree trunk printable as a base, and let kids create a tree with leaves and flowers your tot gathers on your nature walk.
Campfire Process Art for a Camping Theme
Coffee filter crafts are perfect for toddlers, and this campfire process art is the perfect addition to your camping theme. All you need is coffee filters, markers, and some water.
Paint Splat Campfire Craft for Kids
Toddlers will love squirting paint on a paper plate, folding it in half to make the flames, and glueing on construction paper logs. So easy!
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.