Sometimes it’s hard to keep your kids entertained while camping. I always like to bring extra fun games to play like this portable ring toss game. If you are looking for a fun activity for your kids to do the next time you go camping, try having them create a camping treasure map for a memorable fun-filled treasure hunt.
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Half of the fun of this activity is actually making the map! Give each child a piece of paper and crayons or colored pencils. Have them create a map of the area where you are camping. You may have to help younger children.
Help them to identify the locations of trees, large rocks, tents, streams, etc., to get a general idea of the area.
Camping Treasure Map Clues
After your children are done with their maps, you get to place the “x’s” on the maps for where the children can find their hidden treasures. Go to each of those locations and leave them a little surprise, like a pack of gum or a bottle of bubbles.
Our grand prize was a nerf football that my boys had a great time playing with the entire weekend. I also bought a large package of little army men for about $1.50. I opened up the bags and left a handful in each hiding spot.
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Our last camping trip was the first time we created treasure maps. My boys had so much fun with them! I had them draw their maps on 12×12 pieces of plain scrapbook paper so that I could put them in their scrapbooks. I will add a camping photo with each map.
When you are camping with your kids, make sure to make great memories your family will remember for years to come! This fun camping activity will help you to do that.
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