One of my fondest memories as a kid was camping with my parents. I loved being outdoors with the fresh air and open sky. So, I was so excited to introduce Sunshine to this fun activity during his 10 day spring break.
We borrowed my mom’s awesome 2 person tent. It came in a tiny bag that was half the size of a pillow. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to setup. Snap Snap and All ready to go! You can find the tent here at Kelty Tents. I’m definitely putting this on Sunshine’s Christmas wish list.
We had the tent in our house for a few days and Sunshine had a blast. He spent a few afternoons with his sleeping bag, flashlights, stuffed animals and toys. In fact, the first day, we put up the tent, he even had dinner inside. I couldn’t get him out of the tent. He loved zipping up the zippers and being enclosed inside. There is something about kids and tight spaces. They just love it.
Then, to continue our camping adventure, we invited one of his favorite friends, N, over for an afternoon camp-out. The kids played games, drank hot chocolate, and ate some homemade popcorn.
It was a fun afternoon for the kids. Once they were outdoors, they came up with all sort of fun things to do. That is the beauty of being outdoors. It remind me of interesting post I read about kids being bored. It said that staying indoors was one of surest ways to become bored. I can attest the kids were not bored. They had endless amounts of idea and energy.
We tried to roast marshmallows but didn’t succeed. Not because, we didn’t try. We had our marshmallows sticks and marshmallows all ready to go. Turns out, we had the wrong type of wood. According to N, we had a fake log and we can’t cook on that. I had no idea I had gotten fake wood. It burns well but not suitable for cooking according to the directions. Who knew there was such a thing? Even though, N is only 3, she is a one smart cookie. The kiddies and I were disappointed that they couldn’t roast marshmallows but we did start the fire with the sticks they kids collect that morning. And, Sunshine did have a chance to be a firefighter. He saw how fast the water put out a fire and the smoke it generated.
We have a few more days of Spring Break left so hopefully, we can redeem ourselves and get a real fire log to roast marshmallows!! We can’t wait to do more fun outdoor activities.
Did you have a fav thing you did as a kid? What was it? Have you shared it with your kids?