Camping under the starlit sky is a fun summer activity so many kids look forward to each year. What’s better than sitting around the campfire and roasting marshmallows for the quintessential summer treat of s’mores?
Bring some of the camping fun home and get crafty with our smores name craft! Kids will make a scrumptious stack of s’mores with colored paper, and spell out their name with marshmallows adorned with letters.
See what other outdoor adventures you can bring home with these camping activities for kids!
Smores Craft For Preschoolers
This is a fun and creative way for kids to practice spelling their names and work on letter recognition. Our template makes it even easier, since all you have to do is type their name in and print!
For handwriting practice instead, you can leave the marshmallows blank and kids can write the letters of their name on each marshmallow.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Smores template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the scores template, edit the template with the child’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the marshmallow fluff, just above the mouth.
Take the top graham cracker and glue it to the top of the marshmallow.
Next, take the chocolate and glue it to the back and bottom of the marshmallow.
Finish making the smore by gluing the bottom graham cracker to the bottom and front of the chocolate.
Glue the completed smore to the background piece of paper.
Finish up by gluing the marshmallow letters in order below the smore to spell out the child’s name.
We have so many more name crafts for your kiddos to make as they practice their letter recognition and name spelling skills! Be sure to check then out while you’re here.
Camping Ideas For Kids
Calling all adventurers! Make your next family camping trip a learning experience for your kids with some of our camping crafts and activities!
These activities are designed to ignite your child’s imaginations, foster a love for the great outdoors, and make learning fun! Get ready to explore some of our favorite camping ideas for craft time below.
Camping Books For Kids
Do you want to create a whole camping-themed unit to go with these crafts? If so, keep reading. We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you started!
Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation!
Below are some of the top camping themed books for kids.
The Little Book of Camping- Teach young kids all about what goes into camping with this cute and simple book!
Pete the Cat Goes Camping- This book is great for little readers who love Pete the Cat. Read it before going camping to get the kids excited for their trip!
A Campfire Tail- This sweet book is a great way to talk to kids about empathy and friendship. Kids love the fun illustrations and storyline.
Camping Crafts For Kids
A perfect way to make the most of those long summer days is with a craft! Engaging in creative projects stimulates kids’ creativity and imagination, enhances fine motor skills, and develops problem solving skills.
Crafting provides a productive outlet for kid’s boundless energy, keeping them entertained and engaged. So if you’re looking for a way to cut down on their screen time, and have a fun indoor activity for those scorching hot days, give some of these crafts a try:
Squirrel Craft – Whether you spot a squirrel in your yard, scurrying up a tree, or gathering nuts, they never fail to put a smile on our faces! Kids can bring this furry friend to life complete with a bushy tail!
Handprint Campfire Craft – This fiery artwork will light up your kid’s imagination! Their very own handprints will become the flames dancing in the night sky. With just a few materials and our free template, you’ll have a keepsake that captures the warmth and wonder of a campfire.
Skunk Paper Bag Puppet – Bring an adorable woodland animal to life with just a plain paper bag and a spray of creativity! This is a great craft for pretend play and helping kids practice fine motor skills and following directions.
Acorn Craft for Kids – This little acorn will be able to wave hello and dance with excitement when your little one completes this craft! They’ll love its bendy arms and legs and cute expression. Grab your supplies and the template to bring smiles to your child’s face!
Camping Activities For Kids
For when your kids are dreaming about being in the great outdoors, but can’t go yet, give these fun camping dot to dot printables a try! This activity helps kids develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they reveal 3 illustrations by connecting the dots from 1 to 30.
These camping maze printables will challenge and entertain your little campers! As they navigate their way through twists and turns, they’ll work on problem solving, fine motor skills, and perseverance to find their way to the other side and conquer the puzzles.
This a-maze-ing set of printables is also fun to color in, so be sure to grab the crayons!
Gear up for an exciting camping adventure with these fun I Spy camping printables! Kids will sharpen their observation skills as they search for the hidden objects in these engaging printables. Choose from two different versions depending on your child’s skill level.
Grab the dot markers and these camping do a dot printables for a fun camping adventure with the kids!
These worksheets will help your kids with subjects like letter recognition, counting, sight words, and creativity. You can also laminate the sheets and use them with other objects like buttons or pom poms!
For some fun sensory play, check out this bear messy play idea! This sensory bin is easy to put together and gives kids a chance to learn through playing. They’ll practice literacy and math all while having fun with this cute bear theme!
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More Camping Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Smores template
- Download the scores template, edit the template with the child's name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes in the middle of the marshmallow fluff, just above the mouth.
- Take the top graham cracker and glue it to the top of the marshmallow.
- Next, take the chocolate and glue it to the back and bottom of the marshmallow.
- Finish making the smore by gluing the bottom graham cracker to the bottom and front of the chocolate.
- Glue the completed smore to the background piece of paper.
- Finish up by gluing the marshmallow letters in order below the smore to spell out the child's name.