First things first, do you even need to bring toys along when camping?
Truly, one of the best things about camping is that kids of all ages re-learn how to amuse themselves with the simplest things. You might think of bringing a few toys, but my recommendation is to bring just a few simple toys for your youngsters. Perhaps a few animals they can integrate in play with sticks and rocks. Keep it open ended and tactile. The fresh air, new sights, sounds and new textures provide plenty of stimulation once kids learn to unplug from their regular amusements.
When left to be imaginative with their play. You’ll discover how resourceful they are, but if you just can't resist, you might consider bringing some of these toys.
Toys for Open-ended Play
Plastic Animals (bring those you don't mind loosing)
Simple pack of cards.
Bicycles and Helment
Arts and Crafts
Side walk chalk or paint
Do you have a question about camping with kids that our savvy parents can help answer?
Jessica Nugent (aka fani*fam) is the mom of a a one year old boy and loves outdoor adventures. They are known for braving the outdoors any season of the year. LiLing Pang (TravelPangs) is co-founder and contributing author on Trekaroo - - a reviews website dedicated to exploring and traveling with kids.LiLing Pang
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