When you have no time to go out or have to stay at home, but your kids keep begging for a camping trip, that's right, you can turn your backyard into your own family campsite, by which you can get a fun and pretty easy camping experience with your kids without packing the car and the bags.
It's not difficult to create a backyard camp; you just need to pitch a tent, set up the camping chairs around a campfire, and cook up some delicious recipes on the campfire.
Below, we will recommend some good tips & tricks that may help make your backyard camping a fun family memory ever.
1. CAMPING GEAR PREPARATION
Let the kids pitch a tent, or just help set up the tent – handing you layer, or poles– which will really make them feel like they’re part of the camping action!
After laying down comfortable air mattresses and sleeping bags in the tent, you can let your little ones make their pallets just how they want them. They can put the toy or blanket that simply cannot do without at night or books plan to read at night in the tent.
2. CAMPSITE DECORATION
The decoration is a magical process that can make family work happily to turns your ordinary backyard into a campsite.
Lights can add a magical touch to backyard camping, so remember to hang the lanterns inside your tent, and strands of lights from four poles—mapping out your campsite. You can let the kids do this work, and their imagination will make the decoration more creative. The moment the light comes on, the children will be very happy.
Remember to give the children headlights so they can use them to explore more corners of the family at night.
3. DIY CAMPING ACCESSORIES
It is convenient to purchase camping accessories for your little ones, but DIY camping accessories will be more interesting and can exercise kids' handmade abilities and imagination.
You can DIY lantern with your kids like this: take two empty rolls of toilet paper and tape them together, to mimic binoculars; toss some glow sticks into a glass jar, or take an old milk jug and wrap a headlamp around it, and turn the headlamp on, they will provide some light in the dark night.
And you can try to make natural mosquito repellents-toss some rosemary or sage into the firepit, it will give off a scent that naturally repels mosquitoes.
4. BUILD A BACKYARD FIREPIT
Campfire is a very important thing when camping, right? Even in a backyard camping. To keep it contained safely, you can create a sturdy flagstone fire pit that will keep the family warm and cook delicious camping food with it.
5. COOKING DELICIOUS CAMPING FOOD
One of the best methods to help keep your kids out of the house is to prepare delicious food. Get the campfire set up so your kids can cook some simple food themselves – such as roasting hot dogs on sticks!
Prepare some delicious sandwiches, dessert, and snacks, and fill up a cooler with ice and juice boxes, water bottles, etc… and set it out by the tent, that will attract kids to backyard camping and makes things even more “campy”.
6. DAYTIME GAMES & EVENING ACTIVITIES
You can try these sorts of yard games like horseshoes, corn hole, ring toss, frisbee, croquet, etc… are good Daytime Games to let the whole kids just hang out together.
A couple of good evening activities will make the backyard camping much more fun - they will make kids feel like they are having a real camping trip.
Here are some ideas for night activities:
- Hide and seek
- Catch Fireflies
- Playing cards
- Board games
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
- Kick the can
- Tell scary stories or funny stories
- Watch outdoor movie
Hope our tips can help make You get a perfect backyard camping feels like you're in the great outdoors.