Fun Camping Ideas + Recipes For Kids
Most of you know how much we love to camp! We also love coming up with new fun food, recipes, & camping ideas for kids. We went to Mckinney on our last camping trip and few weeks ago and it’s taken me this long to get my post up! We created with some new camping ideas that my boys just loved and hope these are a big hit with your kids as well!
You can view our other fun camping recipes & ideas HERE
, & HERE
(we have a lot of them)!
This is our little Serro Scotty. It’s so cute and we just love it! It is getting a big small for the 5 of us so we purchased a new tent for my 2 older boys. They loved sleeping outside and we loved the extra room! You can view all of the pictures of our Scotty including the inside view HERE
We have made lots of breakfast ideas. However, pancakes, eggs, and bacon is always the most requested breakfast from my boys.
Everything you will find in our Scotty is vintage…even our coffee percolator!
The most requested recipe from my boys is Campfire Mac & Cheese. This is so easy to make and this can be made on the grill as well (which is what we did this time).
Boil your macaroni noodles before hand and place them in 2 foil containers. You will need Velveeta cheese and milk. Cut up half of the Velveeta cheese in chunks and mix them in with the noodles. Mix in a little bit of milk (about 1/4 cup for each container.
We also shred a Rotisserie chicken and mix with barbecue sauce. Place the mixture in the same kind of container before you leave on your camping trip. We place these in large plastic bags to make sure they do not get wet from ice in the cooler.
This is my husband heating up our vintage grill (works great)!
Cover with the lids or foil and place them on a grill or over a campfire until heated through…
This is a favorite with my family and doesn’t take a lot of prep…super easy!
We made these “Beary” cute S’mores decorating with marshmallows & chocolate chips…
My 4 year old really loved these! Cut large & mini marshmallows in half. Attach on the large marshmallow halves on front for the nose and the mini marshmallow halves on top for the eyes using chocolate cookie icing. Add a mouth with the icing and place on a chocolate chip for the nose and ears. Add mini chocolate chips for pupils on the eyes. Bring these along premade and place them on top of a roasted marshmallow. I bet these would put a big smile on anyone’s face!:)
This Camp Fire Fruit Snack that we came up with is one of my personal favorites and a great way to get the kids to eat a healthy snack!
Place different fruit slices in the middle of a plate including pineapple, oranges, and red apples…
Place Pretzel Dipping Sticks around the fruit to look like logs. It really looks like a fire…so cute!
Our all time favorite S’mores is Cookies ‘N’ Creme Peanut Butter S’mores. We created this idea awhile back and it’s the BEST S’mores you will ever have…trust me!
You can view our some of our other unique s’mores ideas HERE
My boys love roasting marshmallows over the fire..
and then cuddling up with their s’mores in the tent…
Instead of taking hot dog buns…we like to use Crescent Strips on the grill to make our hot dogs. Place half of a cheese slice on the hot dog and wrap the crescent strip around the hot dog. Place them on non stick foil and grill until they are done. You can also do this over a camp fire using a stick.
We also love to make popcorn using the Jiffy Pop containers…
Every time we go camping I bring a scavenger hunt for my boys. This time I forgot to print one, but just wrote one out making little pictures. I think my boys ended up liking this better. They collected bugs, frogs, worms, and all sorts of good stuff in record time!
Walkie Talkies are a must have for my boys on our camping trips. They have so much fun with these things…especially at night!
My oldest loves to carve things out of wood & sticks with his pocket knife…
We love feeding the geese every morning and there are so many of them!
The beach is one of my boys favorite things to do when we camp. They make lots of friends and have so much fun!
They love to bury each other as well…
Camping is such a nice time to get rid of devices and spend quality time together. I just love hanging out with this kid…
When you are stuck out in the woods together, there are those moments of shoving your brother in the lake….
but there are also those moments of brotherly love…
Watching your kids explore in the woods, making fun nature crafts, cooking over the fire, and being together as a family is what makes camping so special. I hope we fill our boys with wonderful memories of our camping trips.
Leave us a comment of your camping ideas and memories. We would love to hear them and might give them a try!