Being cooped up in the house all day can make anyone stir crazy, so it’s really great and beneficial to spend some quality time with your family! Here are lots of fun things for your kids and family to do together at home or outdoors that are perfect for spending these days out of school. We know this may be a challenging time for kids and families. We are here to help! So, take a break from school and work and check out these ideas for activities that get everyone unplugged, active, and outdoors!
Spending time outdoors can help relieve stress and restlessness from being inside too long. Going on a walk/hike with the family can help boost everyone’s mood with the fresh air, sunshine, and the chance to be active for a bit. Spend some time in your backyard away from screens and enjoy quality time with your family. Check out our blog on hiking with your family! Many trails and parks are still available for casual walks and hikes but check with your local parks and trails beforehand. Add some extra fun to these walks or hikes by implementing some Roughing It favorites:
- Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Nature Bingo
- Bird Hike
- Bug Hunt
- Animal Hunt!
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Outdoor Creative Play
Campers love the chance to be creative, stretch their imaginations, and make something entirely on their own outdoors!
- Building forts
- Hunting for lizards or bugs (just to find them!)
- Constructing lizard huts/gnome homes/fairy villages out of sticks and rocks
This gives campers some opportunities to stretch their imaginations and be creative while also spending some time outdoors!
There are many Roughing It favorite active games that you can play with your campers. If you aren’t quite sure how to play then you can ask your camper! Here are some popular Roughing It active games that campers can play either with their siblings or with a parent:
- Tag Games: Freeze tag, Banana Tag, Etc.
- Mississippi (Hike & Seek)
Some other classic games, sports, or activities you could do with your kids:
- Soccer – Goal shootout
- Basketball and more!
Spending time outdoors with your campers and family, in general, is a great way to stay active, get unplugged, and enjoy some quality family time together!
Arts & Crafts:
Arts & Crafts can be a really fun way for kids to take a break from school work and is great for inspiring their creativity and encouraging their imaginations! With the right instruction either with videos or from your crafty camper themselves, you all can make some pretty cool stuff! Here are some Roughing It classics for arts & crafts:
- Friendship bracelets
- God’s Eyes
- Nature Mobiles
- Dream Catchers
- Clay Creations
- Rock Painting
- Puffy Paint
There are also many more crafts kids can create at home so check out Camper Caboodle for more easy and fun arts & crafts!
Cooking can be another great family activity to do to spend some unplugged, quality family-time together. We have a bunch of tasty and easy-to-prepare camp recipes:
- Hobo Stew
- Campfire Cones
- Homemade Salsa
- Campfire Pizzas
- No-Bake Fruit Tart and more!
Besides eating these tasty recipes, it’s also a great opportunity to help kids build out their cooking skills such as measuring, learning about what certain ingredients do, cutting, assembling, and more. Check out Camper Caboodle to see these great recipes and how you can make these tasty foods with your family.
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