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Old 05-31-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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Taking the grandkids out

Ages 7 to 13.

Any suggestions on fun camping activities??

Looking for a couple of fresh ideas.


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Old 05-31-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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We all love playing "Spin Uno" - it's a take off on the popular card game. Find it in the board game section of most stores. We also bring along Frisbees and a Soccer Ball.

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We take our grandchildren once a year. We bring lots of games and movies for night time viewing,during the day they are swimming in the swimming pool at the campground. Their mother and farther say they are fish and need the water. We also make sure there is playground in the rv park also, scooters are also brought for the older kids. Their ages our 3, 8, and 10.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
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Took 13 year young GD last year, had a bike for her to ride plus we were out doing the tourist thing most of the day.

She was tired and hungry at the end of the day but still had enough to text her mom and transfer the pics she took to a CD.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:13 PM   #5
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Activities while camping with the grandkids

Ours are 7 and 9 yrs old. Besides biking, swimming, games,
I try to do a craft day once or twice a week. Save an old bleach bottle... once and clean it out... We made great piggy banks out of them that looked like Fish.with the cap facing forward... They each painted them glued the eyes on that moved.
Painted golf balls to stand the bank on it's side so many creative touches.... Scrap booking of their trip etc is great too ..... Logging a daily dairy
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:14 PM   #6
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Taking the Grandkids out

I just saw a fun scavenger hunt in a Facebok post. Find a medium brown paper bag with string handles. Tie a marker onto it with a string so kiddos can mark off the items they found. On the front of the bag paste pictures (found in Google images, magazines, newspapers) of things to look for such as a pine cone, a rough edged rock, a live leaf, a brown leaf, sea shells, a small twig or branch, etc. It can be customized according to the kids and where you are going.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:14 PM   #7
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Our grandkids are 1, 3, and 5. Movies and crafts are great ideas. Sometimes we take a piņata-fill it with little things. Because our grand kids are so young, we help the piņata along a little. Another idea is to take some plaster of Paris. Mix a little in a disposable cup and pore into animal tracks that your grandchildren find. Enjoy your trip!
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Our 5 & 7 love the Jellystone parks, they have activities all day long that the park provides. BeBe and Poppy like that the park takes care of everything. There are usually older kids involved in the activities also. Good Luck!

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:43 PM   #9
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Some great ideas! Thanks all

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Life is too scripted already, let them discover on their own. NO MOVIES leave the tech at home.

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