My kids absolutely love camping. They have the time of their lives when we go and they constantly talk about being so excited for summer to go camping again. A few weeks back on a day home from school, Evan started complaining about being bored and wanted to do something “special.” He found our camping lantern and was playing with it – and I had the idea to turn our living room into a campsite for the day! I set up his teepee with his nap mat, all of his stuffed animal friends, some dishes and cookware, and his lantern with flashlights – and he had the absolute best time playing camping! We even had a special camping dinner (hot dogs of course!). And when evening rolled around I also got out my s’mores maker and a star projector to make it feel like we were out under the stars. I turned on the fire so he could have a real campfire too. This turned into days of fun and will be a great way to keep my kiddos entertained during cold winter days!
This would also make a really fun Christmas gift! Here is everything you need to create a fun indoor campsite…
Teepee – This is a really great price for a classic striped teepee
Nap mat – This comes in a lot of print options, and would also be great for on the go with littles who still nap!
Lantern – Looks just like the grown-up version
Star projector – Having a room full of stars makes it feel almost like the real thing
Camp Accessory Set – This set has everything including a pretend campfire
Smores maker – We use our s’mores maker fairly often, and is fun for playdates or just a special treat