Indoor Camping For Parents and Kids
There isn’t a person in this world who does not love building a fort out of blankets in their living room; young or old. We all loved to make a campsite or fort in our houses growing up, but just because we grew up, doesn’t meant we can’t still enjoy that summer pastime from our childhoods. For parents — especially — it is fun and healthy to get the kids together for a living room camp-out. Whether you are going to make your campsite out of blankets and pillows, or actually pitch your camping gear in the living room, this idea will make for a fun day or weekend for you and the kids.
If you have camping gear that normally sits in your garage or attic throughout most of the year, this is the perfect time to break it out. If you don’t have camping gear, the old-school blanket fort will work perfectly here. If you are going to be making your fort out of blankets, Swiffer or Mop poles work perfectly as rods to lift the blankets into a ceiling. If you want to rearrange your entire living room, you can simply use couches and furniture to prop up your fort.
The activities that you plan for your indoor camping adventure will really make the entire experience. Think about what you and your family would do in an outdoor camping experience, and move those activities indoors. Board games are twice as much fun, when you are playing them in your home fort!
Other activities that you would enjoy outdoors can be easily translated into your indoor camping. Telling ghost stories around the campfire can be changed to watching scary movies on Netflix or any other television service. If you have an iPad, use that as your campfire by setting it to a campfire video. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, that can be your campfire.
One of the best parts of camping is the stargazing that comes along with it. Getting out in the middle of the forest and seeing all of the stars is a relaxing way to fall asleep at night. Bring the stars indoors by buying Glow-in-the-dark stars that you can paste on the ceiling of your living room. Now turn the lights off and watch the sky.
It is easy to have a camping trip with your kids in the comfort of your own living room. All it takes is imagination, and a bunch of blankets and pillows! Try this fun activity with your kids, and feel free to share how you make your indoor camping adventure unique.