I couldn't resist featuring this darling camping primer by BabyLit. To most, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer and we couldn't agree more. We were lucky enough to spend our weekend in Idaho at our family's ranch house. We had a blast riding horses, going for ranger rides and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. To prepare my little Gus for the camping fun we did some fun indoor activities that were all about camping and spending time in the great outdoors.
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Supplies for Activities:
- Red, yellow and orange tissue paper
- Paper towel and toilet paper roles
- Cotton balls and sticks
Activity #1...Indoor campfire
We created this cute little pretend campfire from tissue paper, toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. Just add a couple of sticks and cotton balls and you have marshmallow roasters. Gus was loving taking the marshmallows on and off of the roaster.
Activity #2....Bear Paw Prints
This bear paw print stamp was super easy to make. I just cut one large circle and 3 small circles from a sponge and glued them to cardboard. After dipping the stamp in paint and placing it on the sidewalk you have created bear paw prints that are a sure to be a hit with your munchkin! I used this as an opportunity to talk with Gus about bears that live in the wilderness.
Activity #3...Magnet Fishing
No camping trip is complete without a little fishing. Since we didn't get to go real fishing we used this cute felt fish activity to fill that void. I just cut two fish outlines from each color of felt and placed a magnet in the middle of the two pieces. I hot glued them together because I'm not the best seamstress, but you could easily sew them together. I then tied string to a wooden pole and glued a magnet to the end. Lydia loved this fishing game. Gus and Lydia's uncles even got in on the fishing action!
Activity #4...Campfire Treat
This treat is perfect for teaching your little one all about campfires. I just cut a piece of cheese in a circle and used it to stick my pretzels (wood) and thin carrot slices (fire) in. I used blueberries for the rocks or the outline to the fire pit. This snack contained all of Gus' favorite foods so naturally, it was a hit.