Inexpensive Backyard Stay-At-Home Vacation
Enjoying a home vacation this year with the family is easy with camping equipment and you can keep your credit card in your purse. Children love the idea of sleeping outside in nature to experience the sounds of nighttime insects. Borrowing camping supplies such as a tent, sleeping bags and cooking grill from family and friends is simple.
Make a Tent
Create Sleeping Bags
It is also possible to make sleeping bags by folding blankets carefully. Remember camping out is supposed to be rugged, so homemade equipment is acceptable. Place an old waterproof tarp, shower curtain or cut up large trash bags for the damp ground before laying down the sleeping bags or blankets.
After collecting supplies, children can have fun building a camping tent. This is a real learning experience because children must cooperate while working. Parents should have a camera ready to photograph the finished product.
Plan a cookout using a grill to make food such as hot dogs and marshmallows roasted on a stick. Children and parents should gather around the campfire to tell amusing stories, sing songs and play games. Allow children to have fun without worrying about getting dirty, having showers or wearing pajamas to sleep.