As the weather warms up, encourage your kids to get active outdoors and play! Camping doesn’t need to be a stressful family excursion when you can pitch a tent in your own backyard. Especially for little ones, backyard camping is an exciting adventure close to the comforts of home and is a great birthday party for slightly older children. Below are our tips to making camping with your family a walk in the park.
Prepare Snacking Supplies
Avoid hungry, cranky campers by preparing a variety of portable, easy-to-eat snacks. Frozen pops made from Libby’s® Vegetable Cups are a refreshing and nutritious way to cool down on a hot summer’s day.
Prepare sandwiches or healthy wraps ahead of time and pack along with your camping gear for a quick and filling meal. Green Wheels and Ham incorporate green beans with kid-friendly ham and cheese to ensure your family gets their greens on the go.
Gather Your Gear
Provide supplies for your family’s adventure including a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, flashlights, bug spray and sunscreen. Don’t forget about entertainment; include cards, bubbles, toys and binoculars in a backpack. An advantage of camping in your backyard is if you have forgotten something, you can easily grab it indoors!
Organize Game time
Come prepared to your camp-out with a variety of field games for good, family fun. Revisit the classics with three-legged races, water balloon tosses and Simon Says. With a little advanced planning, set up a scavenger hunt with items found in nature such as green leaves, white rocks, sticks for marshmallow roasting or special items that you’ve placed in the backyard for the game.
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