Kids Camping Games•
Posted on April 26 2023
1. Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a classic camping activity that is always a hit with kids. Make a list of items that can be found in nature such as pinecones, rocks, and leaves. Give each child a bag and let them loose to find the items on the list. The first one to find everything on the list wins!
2. Flashlight Tag
Flashlight tag is a fun twist on the classic game of tag. When the sun goes down, grab some flashlights and designate one person as "it". The person who is "it" must shine their flashlight on another player to tag them. The game ends when everyone has been tagged.
3. Campfire Stories
Gather around the campfire and tell spooky stories! Encourage your kids to come up with their own stories or share some of your favorites from when you were a kid. Don't forget the s'mores!
4. Nature Bingo
Create bingo cards with different items found in nature such as a bird's nest, a butterfly, or a mushroom. Give each child a card and let them explore the campsite to find the items on their card. The first one to get bingo wins!
5. Water Balloon Toss
On a hot day, fill up some water balloons and play a game of water balloon toss. Stand in a circle and toss the balloon back and forth. Each time you catch the balloon, take a step back. The game ends when the balloon breaks!
6. Capture the Flag
Divide into two teams and designate each team's "flag". The objective of the game is to capture the other team's flag and bring it back to your own side without getting tagged by an opponent. The team with the most flags at the end of the game wins.
7. Nature Scavenger Hunt
Similar to a regular scavenger hunt, but with a focus on finding specific items in nature such as different types of flowers, animal tracks, or different types of trees. This is a great way to teach your kids about the environment and encourage them to explore their surroundings.
8. Frisbee Golf
Set up a course using natural obstacles such as trees or rocks and designate each obstacle as a "hole". Use a frisbee to try and get it into each "hole" in as few throws as possible. The person with the lowest score at the end of the game wins.
9. Tug of War
Divide into two teams and tie a rope between two trees. Each team must try to pull the other team across a designated line. The team that pulls the other team across the line wins.
10. Hot Potato
Sit in a circle and pass around a ball or stuffed animal while music plays. When the music stops, whoever is holding the object is out. The game continues until there is only one person left.
These camping games are sure to keep your kids entertained and make your camping trip even more memorable. So pack up your bags, grab some snacks, and get ready for some outdoor fun!