Camping is one of the most enjoyable family activities and one that kids always look forward to. It is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors while bonding with the family. Although part of the preparations for such an excursion involves packing essential gears, planning the activities is also equally important to make the camping experience more memorable and insightful.
Outlined below are several different camping activities we know your kids will surely love:
1. Take them on a scavenger hunt
Discover nature and the campsite by instructing kids to gather items like shells, feathers, tree branches, or stones with different colours. Before giving them the list of the things they must collect, though, tell them about the rules and boundaries of the game. Make sure that everyone has a partner and that no one goes off alone. After the hunt, prepare to share fun facts about the items they collected.
2. Paint stones and rocks
Do some arts and crafts by painting the pebbles and rocks they gathered from the scavenger hunt. Just make sure that you provide them the necessary materials such as acrylic paint and brushes. You may also use glow-in-the-dark paint, then at night time, when you gather around the campfire, you can ask them to show their rock art and share how they did it.
3. Build a fire
Kids will especially love being given seemingly important responsibilities, especially for exciting activities like starting a bonfire. Instruct them to collect firewood and twigs in different sizes. Whatever you do, keep in mind that safety should always come first. Ballina Beach Village has certain rules and regulations about campfires to ensure the safety and welfare of all our guests.
Make camping an unforgettable learning experience for kids by planning your activities well. Tell us about your camping activities, so that we can refer you to the best camping sites available in our beach village.