Looking forward to your next camping trip? Have fun with these Camping I Spy Printables.
The smell of smoke, the delicious smell of roasted marshmallows and the fresh open air on your face the first thing you wake up in the morning. Camping is such a treat and yes the bugs and all we do love it.
I’m not going to lie, we’re not tent camping because we do have a trailer but it’s totally camping. If I can’t have a place for my daughter to use the washroom 2 feet away, we’d never make it. She’s one of those who waits until the last minute to let us know she needs to go, so it’s a short wait time.
We’re fans of camping because it puts us together outside having fun. I think camping can be a great way to make memories fast.
Be certain to check out our Camping Preschool Printables as well.
Camping I Spy Printables
We use it for sleep but otherwise, the majority of our time is spent outdoors which is ideal. Even though we like to spend our time outdoors, that doesn’t mean we don’t bring activities for the kids to do.
And now we have tons more fun printable kindergarten worksheets to share.
This camping printable is really a lot of fun and it’s something that the kids can do over and over again. They’re easy to do, fun to find, and it’s something that the whole family can join in on as well.
We’ve done this activity time and time again and the kids always have a blast. I like to do this before a camping adventure because it gets the kids pumped and excited to go!
If you’re new to camping or thinking about going camping with kids, I suggest giving it a try. The weather can have a lot of pull on the adventure but it’s so worth it! There is really nothing quite like camping out in nature with the kids and just staring up at the sky.
This gives us the chance to talk about the stars, the planets, and to just have that overall bond. Camping literally is the perfect way to slow down life and just be in the moment.
And using these camping-themed games and printables to do that really are awesome, too.
I Spy Printable Supplies
All you have to do is grab the supplies below to get started. There’s no reason to wait!
- Paper (I have this one)
Print out the printables onto paper and have your child count the number of items and write them next to the object. To keep track they can cross them off as they find them. There are 3 pages and they differ in difficulty.
>> See the other preschool printables I have
To extend this activity, ready a huge list of camping books, have your kids help plan the next camping trip and let them pack their own bags so that they can figure out what they need.
Find out about the campsite and look up what wildlife you may encounter in that area so you’re prepared on your visit. Research the type of plants, trees, birds and rodents you may see and animals I’m sure you wouldn’t want to seem like bears.
Practice safety procedures if you encounter a bear and discuss how to keep your trash and food safe. There are so many ways that you can educate the kids on camping safety so that they’re aware of their surroundings.
My daughter loves packing her own backpack full of books and toys, her must-haves for camping and it keeps her occupied while I’m cooking. This is also great because it puts the responsibility on the kids to pack the things that they think that they’re going to play with. When they have that control, it means that they’re serious about what they’re going to want to take! (this also means that they can’t get mad at you if they forget something!)
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Recommended Camping Books for Kids
Go on a camping adventure without leaving your home, prepare your child for their big camping trip, they’re going to love it.
And it’s true that one of the best things to do when camping is to pick up a book and read. We love to unplug from it all when we go camping so it just makes sense that we can find great books and take them with us.
Sometimes I feel that we’re taking so many books that we might need to start packing a tent full of just books! A camping library out in nature!
Below you’ll find some of our favorite camping books that I think you’re going to love as well. The best part about these books is that you can swap them out and see what the kids think.
If you own a camper that you take on camping trips, you can keep some of these books in the camper so that they’re there and ready to use. This means that it’s just one less thing for you to have to pack so that you’re not stressing out!
Have fun showing the kids these great books – they’re so great!
A Camping Spree With Mr. MageeBackpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)Goodnight, Campsite: (A children’s Book on Camping Featuring RVs, Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheels, Pop-UPs and Other Camper Options.)A Campfire TailOh, Beautiful Camping Site: Camping Book for Kids with Beautiful Illustrations. Stunning Nature Featuring RVs, Lakes, Waterfalls, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, and All Other Fun Camping Activities.
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Liked this fun camping activity? Get even more camping fun with the Little Learners Print & Go Activity Kit: Camping for more learning activities.
See the other Summer Learning Printables here for more summer activities.