This week's blog was about "gramping," going camping with your grandchildren. A friend wrote that blog, and it got me searching for other fun games to play when camping. It's spring and I know many of my grandparent friends will be taking their grandkids (and even great grandkids) camping. So here we go:
More games to play when GRAMPING~
o Making coffee and hot chocolate and drinking it.
o Roasting a hot dog
o Telling scary campfire stories
o Catching butterflies
o Playing horseshoes
o Cooking breakfast
o Blowing bubbles
o Putting on insect repellant
o Catching a fish
o Spotting a deer or bear
o Skipping stones on a lake
o Paddling a rowboat
You get the idea. Just think of lots of fun camping activities, write them on slips of paper, and each team draws a slip and acts it out. You can even make it more fun by inserting various animals doing the action. Examples: A bear making coffee or an ant roasting a hot dog and so on. Besides team members trying to guess the action, they would have to guess the animal as well. Sounds fun to me!
I hope you'll go gramping and play lots of outdoor games with your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends. And really, all these games can be played in your own backyard or neighborhood park. Thanks again to my friend Gail for "stirring the pot" and reminding us all of the joys of camping with our families.
I'll end with my favorite camping giggle:
I don't always move to the other side of the campfire, but when I do, the smoke follows me.
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!