Even if some of your typical summer plans have been postponed this year, don’t forget how much fun you can have wherever you are. You can even have a blast in your own backyard!
With minimal set-up involved, a backyard or campground trip can be an entertaining family activity that doesn’t have to cost a dime or require any travel. It’s also a great excuse to spend a day together that doesn’t involve screen time.
Try some of the downloadable structured crafts and games, below to make your backyard camping adventure a blast.
Critter Craft
Backyard Camping
One creative way to encourage the kids to get crafty is with these fun nature collage critters. Encourage them to use elements from nature to make an adorable bunny, bear, or raccoon.

Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Use your 5 senses to go on an adventure in your own yard or campsite. This super fun scavenger hunt is just the thing you need to get the family working and playing together while spending time in the great outdoors.

Campfire Story Time

Backyard Campfire

No camping trip is complete without a campfire. Use this campfire story time activity to help your family connect while enjoying hot dogs and s’mores and staring into the flames.


Constellation Activity

Backyard Camping

When the fire dies down and you’re left in the dark, look up at the night sky. There is plenty to see up there, and the dark, star studded sky can even provide some entertainment. Download this connect-the-dot constellation activity for nighttime camping fun.

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About the Author

This post was contributed by Gabrielle Gardiner with Seige Media.