How to go camping in your backyard
Children love to camp outside in the backyard. Backyard camping is a fun way to play and engage with the natural world and can lead to all sorts of imaginative games. It gives you the best of both worlds - the great outdoors close to the convenience of an indoor bathroom and a well-stocked kitchen.
Children love night time activities, especially if it means they get to stay up a little later. Enjoy the evening by taking turns in making up stories or playing shadow puppets with flashlights in the tent. Wander around the backyard with your flashlights looking for night time creatures. Listen for owls and other nocturnal animal sounds and search the trees for possums. Gaze at the stars and let the child’s imaginations run wild. What can they see?
What you will need
- Sleeping bags
- Insect repellent
- Healthy snacks