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Have Fun Camping With Kids

Taking the kids camping is a great way to get away from the television, cell phone, video games and the computer just having some fun spending time together. It is also a great way to help your children learn more about nature from their own first hand experiences.

You and your kids can be modern campers by camping in a camper or RV or you can rough it somewhat with tent camping without electricity. The latter is really a better learning experience for your kids.

When you rough it you can do fun things like have a camp fire and roast wieners or marshmallows. The children can be assigned the chore of gathering the firewood for your camp fire. Another great food to prepare is to wrap corn on the cob in foil and roast it on the fire.

It is great fun to sit around a campfire, eat camp foods, sing campfire songs and tell stories or play games. If it is after dark, teach them to be very quite and listen to the sounds of nature. Try to identify each sound and attach it to the animal from which it comes.

Let your children help put up the tent. Show them how to drive the stakes and secure the tent. Teach the kids how to wash dishes in the nearby creek.

Depending on where you go camping, then it could be fun to go hiking and exploring in the woods around the campsite during the day. Teach them to identify the different trees in the area by name and when you go back to the land of the computer then they can research more about each tree and what it might be best made from that type of tree if it was cut down.