Taking the kids camping? An outdoor adventure can be a fun way to spend time together as a family, but most kids get a little bored if you don’t provide some entertainment for them. That’s why we’ve put together this fun list of camping games (and other outdoor games) to keep your kids busy and happy every day that you’re out enjoying nature.
Camping Games Kids Will Love
Make your own DIY cornhole game! I can’t tell you how much I loved this game as a kid. It will keep both kids and adults entertained for hours during your camping trip.
Flashlights are super fun on a camp out. Here’s a list of several flashlight games like flashlight hide and seek and flashlight freeze to keep your kids playing for hours.
Download this fun Camping Bingo game! Just print it out and pack it with your camping supplies so you’ll always have it on hand anytime you need to bust out some fun for the kids.
So it may be a little inconvenient to pack up, but kids and adults alike with have a blast playing with this Giant Jenga game.
Use wooden blocks to create giant Yahtzee dice for your campsite games.
Take a can of spray paint and a circle stencil to paint circles on the grass for Outdoor Twister. This magnetic spinner board is snazzy!
A DIY ring toss game is so easy to make! A wooden round, some dowels and rope rings wrapped in duct tape make for lots of fun on the cheap.
Frisbee Golf is an easy and fun game to set up. The laundry baskets are the holes, and you move from one to the next trying to throw the frisbee inside the basket. And because the baskets are lightweight and stack inside each other, you shouldn’t have a problem packing those along with your camping gear.
If the weather’s warm enough, bring along some water balloons for a water balloon toss. It’s a great way to cool down on a hot summer day!
Take the kids on a nature scavenger hunt to let them explore their environment. We love that little bags were provided for collecting the items. That makes it so much easier.
Use sticks, pine cones and rocks to play a game of Camping Tic Tac Toe.
Set up big bowls or pails for a bean bag toss. Doesn’t this remind you of the Bozo the Clown show?
String up some red Solo cups, and use water guns to “race” the cups across the line. Squirt gun races are a hoot!
Glow in the dark bowling will be a hit for sure. Just add some glow sticks to bottles of water, set them up like bowling pins and bring along a ball to knock ’em down.
Pantyhose bowling is another fun version. Put a ball in a pantyhose leg, tie it around your forehead, and try to knock down bottles of water by swinging it back and forth. Not only is it fun for the players, but it’s absolutely hilarious for everyone watching!
For more ways to make camping more fun, check out:
- 12 Winter Camping Tips That’ll Keep You Cozy
- 19 Irresistible Camping Food Ideas
- 13 Best Sleeping Bags for Camping
- Must Have Items for Cold Winter Camping