You pitched a tent where? In the living room? Huh?
Winter and spring evenings are chilly, but don't let that get in the way.
Let's go indoor camping!
Follow the tips below making the most of your expedition, plus find 5 additional tips for making camping inside a blast at the end of the post.
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1. Get some books
Take the kids to the local library and check out some of these fun camping themed books:
- OLIVIA Goes Camping
- Curious George Goes Camping
- Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
- Just Camping Out (Little Critter)
- S Is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet
- Maisy Goes Camping: A Maisy First Experience Book
2. Have a picnic.
In our 5 tips for creating a memorable weekend adventure, we recommend pitching a tent in the house. Don't stop there! If it is raining, grab a blanket and have a picnic right there on the carpet. You can do a classic food picnic or try a "book picnic" with all the aforementioned titles. This usually works well with a few snacks!
3. Build a Fire.
What's a camp out without a fire? Try these mini campfires or this cute paper towel roll campfire art project. If you're not feeling crafty, check out some of these playful indoor camping supplies from the Land of Nod.
4. Indoor Smores.
I admit I've made smores in the microwave before. Still, something is lacking when you pop it into the microwave and watch that beast of a mallow grow and grow. Kathy over at Merriment Design hit the nail on the head, they need a little brown crispiness. Actually, in my personal opinion a "little burn."
Oh, look at these delicious babies...
Click here for step by step instructions!
5. Sleep Under the Stars.
A flashlight is a camper's best friend. It makes a night walk magical and a dull living room entertaining. Stacy over at Kid*Stuff*World recommends using a colander and a flashlight to create a starry night on your ceiling. How cool is that?
We are smitten with our new flashlights from Melissa & Doug. The AA batteries last forever in these babies. As a financially conscious mom, I have to say that ROCKS. Well, that and how cute they are. Rose laughs every time her bumblebee's butt lights up.
Don't forget to pop on over to Melissa & Doug to read my sponsored blog ambassador post sharing 5 additional indoor camping tips!
Do you have any additional suggestions for making indoor camping a memorable event? Let's chat in the comments.
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