This Preschool Camping Activities Theme will help your preschool children experience camping! This is great for the children who have camped before and for those who have never been camping! Bring the experience to them! This theme page is filled with preschool lesson plans and activities to help your children learn that camping is fun!
You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your Preschool Camping Activities Theme or click the link below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.
Materials Needed: One paper towel tube per child, stickers, markers, paint, hole puncher, yarn
Cut each child's paper towel tube in half. The children decorate the tube (paint, markers, stickers, etc.).
Staple the tubes together. When dry, hole punch and add string for the children to hold them by their wrist (I don't recommend long enough strings to go around their necks, too much potential for injury.)
Materials Needed: MANY large leaves from outside, paint, paper
Provide the paint in shallow trays. Show the children how to press the leaf into the paint and then press it onto the paper.
Or, the children can paint the leaf using a paintbrush and then press it onto the paper to make a leaf shape.
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
OK, not so healthy, but---c'mon, it's Camping Time!
The children place one large marshmallow on a square graham cracker.
Place some mini chocolate morsels on top.
Heat in oven (250 degrees F.) for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately cover each with another square graham cracker.
Preschool Camping Activities Math and Mainpulatives Theme Ideas
to help your preschoolers develop their math skills and those small muscles in their hands!
Campfire Rock Sorting
Provide a large assortment of rocks of different colors, shapes and sizes. Provide several cups or bowl (mess kit bowls would be great for this preschool camping activities theme!) and magnifying glasses. You'll be surprised at how many attributes the children decide to sort by!
Ants In The Pants
This is such a fun game and allows for the children to practice using their small muscles. Don't require that the children "get the ants in the pants" as most of your children won't have that kind of control. We don't even use the pants part...we just have fun making them hop, guessing how far they will hop, etc.
Preschool Camping Activities Theme Writing Center Ideas
This is an extension of the previous activity. On your fish pool wall, place fish that have letters printed on them (which ever letters you are working on with your children).
At the writing table, the children should practice printing letters and then matching them to the letters on the wall. OR, if you have upper case letters on the wall, encourage them to print the lower case letter of each one on their own fish at the writing table and then hang it on the wall!
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