Bedroom Camping for Kids

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Bedroom camping for kids is so much fun!  It has become one of our favorite Friday night family traditions. Let me tell you how we set it up in case you might be interested in trying it too!

Setting Up the Camp Site

We alternate rooms between my son and daughter each time we do our bedroom camping. The kiddos drag their comforters off their bed, grab extra blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, any and all flashlight friends, night lights, and their favorite Dream Lites Pillow Pets.

The kids put on their jammies, spread out all of their blankets on the floor of the bedroom, and turn on their flash lights.

If you want to get really authentic, you can bring in a pop-up tent – we have about four in rotation. The kids’ favorite right now is the Jake and the Neverland Pirates play hut pop-up tent.

Once the lights go off, the camping begins!

Bedroom Camping Activities

We take turns telling silly stories, singing “camp” songs, and counting the “stars” on the ceiling (projected from our Dream Lite friends). 

You can also have a little picnic set up on the blanket floor with camping goodies like popcorn or pretzels.

One of our favorite games to play is “Start a Story, Tell a Story.”

One person starts a story…and then each of us go around and add a sentence at a time.  It gets pretty silly – and the kids think it’s hysterical!

For whatever reason, my kids’ favorite song to sing is “On Top of Spaghetti,” only we tend to change the lyrics to silly, crazy, funny lines.  Whatever you choose will be special…because you’ll all be gathered around “under the stars,” spending time together.

S’mores in a Bag

To bring in the ultimate camping activity, make some s’mores in a bag for your kids to munch on while playing. Simply put some Golden Grahams cereal, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in little bowls or baggies. BIG hit!

And, the best part of bedroom camping for kids?  Easy clean-up and everyone gets to sleep in their own bed.

I hope you have fun “camping” with your little ones!  Let me know how it goes.


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  1. 1
    jen says:

    I am in love with this idea. Not only will it be a blast for my girls, but I love a FREE activity idea!! Going to try it out on Friday night!

  2. 2
    Lisa R. says:

    Adorable my kids would LOVE it.

  3. 3
    christy says:

    Thank you Jen and Lisa! My husband and I are always looking for creative ways to entertain our kiddos…and sometimes the simplest ideas turn into the most fun – who knew the kids would be so impressed with “camping” in their bedrooms?! 😉

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