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Backyard Campout

ages 3-6


Supplies

Tent, sleeping bags, pillows, flashlight/lantern

Activity Detail

Who needs to go to the forest or the beach for a camping trip? Take your tents to the backyard and experience a night under the stars. Put some hot cocoa in a thermos and bring out some special treats, such as s'mores cookies. Tell stories around an outdoor lantern. Sing lots of silly summer camp songs from your childhood. Just don't forget to turn off the sprinkers!

Comments

amyanddaniel said:

What special family memories this activity will make!

- Posted on Jun 25, 2007



tlafontaine2 said:

Fantastic summertime activity with all the conveniences of being "close to home." If you have a movie projector, a favorite film can also be projected onto a bare fence or wall for entertainment.

- Posted on Jun 28, 2007



bethmason_us said:

For those city dwellers with no outdoor space, a 'camp out' in your living room would work too!

- Posted on Jul 24, 2007



ashleyoneill said:

My kids love to do this with their cousins while visiting during the summer. They don't actually spend the night outside, but they have fun nonetheless. We even set up some warming candles and let the kids make real s'mores with soaked bamboo skewers.

- Posted on Mar 11, 2008



Ociee said:

I am gonna try this with my 4 year old, he is gonna have a blast

- Posted on Jun 14, 2012



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