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Whether you’re gearing up for a summer camping trip or you’re planning a backyard campout, your kids will love these awesome camping crafts! Which one will they want to make first?
I know spring just arrived, but summer is closing in quickly. That means my parents are starting to plan their summer camping trips. Oftentimes, the grandkids tag along for some fun.
They all love cooking over the campfire, swimming at the lake, and roasting marshmallows every evening. I love hearing all about the fun they had when they get home.
Camping themed crafts
This popsicle stick tent kid craft is the perfect summer boredom buster. Glued to My Crafts
I love handprint crafts. This handprint popsicle stick campfire will make a great summer keepsake. Glued to My Crafts
Kids can hang these glow jars in their tents or use them to walk to the bathroom before bedtime. A Girl and a Glue Gun
Pet Rock Tic Tac Toe is a great game to play around the picnic table. It’s portable and easy to make. One Creative Mommy
Here’s another fun handprint campfire complete with a roasting “marshmallow.” Glued to My Crafts
While you’re out walking through nature, have your preschoolers gather fun rocks to use to create their very own Pet Rocks. Fun a Day
This pretend campfire will be perfect for your living room campout. PreK Pages
These camping themed story stones will be a huge hit for storytelling around the fire. Playdough to Plato
My mom loves wind chimes. I’m going show her this handmade wind chime for her to make with my nephew. A Girl and a Glue Gun
As your family gathers firewood, let your little ones make sculptures. Let their imaginations run wild! A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Make with melted crayons, these “wishing stones” are a lot of fun to make and no two are alike. Carla Schauer
Bandaids are just for boo-boos. Find some that glow in the dark (or just some yellow ones) and your kids can make lightning bugs. No Time for Flashcards
These walking sticks are a must for a nice hike through the woods. Choose Cartons
Here’s a fun campfire craft that really glows. Buggy and Buddy
If a creek runs through your campsite, your kids will love racing their twig boats! Easy Peasy and Fun
Summer Life Cycle Worksheets
Kids can mark their sleeping spots with their very own twig name plates. Crafts by Amanda
Your kids will beg for a drink of water when they can carry it in their own DIY Water Bottle Carrier. Crafts by Amanda
Stock up at the Dollar Store so your kids can make glow stick lanterns. Lil Blue Boo
Preschoolers will be amazed at their own creations as they make their own sun prints. You won’t even need expensive sun paper to do it. Craftiments
You and your kids can have s’mores in the middle of the day when you make your own solar oven. I Can Teach My Child
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
Indoor Outdoor Children’s Tent – Kids will love camping out in their very own tent!
Smore’s Caddy – Keep all your s’mores supplies organized with this s’mores caddy!
Adventure Kidz Exploration Kit – Kids can explore the outdoors with their very own compass, magnifying glass, binoculars, and flashlight. Comes with a backpack to keep all their supplies together.