Awe the joys of summer are here! One of our families favorite things to do is, go camping and fishing together. I want to share with you my packing list for camping and, tips and tricks to help you have an enjoyable time with kids as well. It is A LOT of work to get everything all ready to go on a camping trip so, I hope my tips and tricks will help your family as it has helped mine.
First print off my camp packing list HERE, it is free!
Get everything you need on the list (these are just what works for our family, I would love to here other ideas that work for your family)
Some of the MUST NEEDS on my list that I think everyone needs are as follows:
Hand washing unit (LOVE THIS, LOVE THIS) we also use it to clean our dishes (thank you pintrest for the post HERE where I got this idea)
Carpet squares for in front of tent. I got mine at my dollar tree $1.00 store. They are heavy so they don’t blow away which is perfect! You want at least 4 squares so you can have your kids have room to sit down and take their shoes off before entering the tent. You want you tent as clean as you can keep it since you will be sleeping in it 🙂
2 pop up hampers (also from the $1.00 store) for inside of the tent. These are AWESOME because you don’t have to put your dirty clothes back in with your clean clothes or leave them all over the tent, and it makes finding all your laundry that much easier. They fold up in a small circle when done for easy storage.
You have to bring things for kids to entertain themselves and have fun at the same time. Here are some things that we bring and guess what? All but my paper, sunscreen and homemade play dough came from our $1.00 store! Bug catchers, bubbles, glow sticks for night time, bug catcher kits with tweezers, magnifying glass, cards, crayons, pencils and sharpener.
Homemade play dough is nice and cheap to bring camping. It is super cheap to make and if it gets dirt and sticks in it, it’s OK. Have the kids find rocks and make things out of the play dough. My boys chose to make blow fish out of rocks with their play dough.