They say that planning the trip can be as much a part of the adventure as actually being there and we think that is true, especially for kids. We found some fun books about camping that you can read to them in the months before they get here. It will light up their enthusiasm and open the conversation to questions you may not even have known they had about camping.
Curious George Goes Camping
Everyone loves Curious George and this one is fun as we learn of all the mischief he can get into in the woods. He will experience a campfire, deer, and, oh my…a skunk! The kids will love it.
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee
This is a fun rhyming read along for you and the kids. Mr. Magee and his dog find themselves being swept away in a runaway camper. There is a raccoon and a marshmallow eating bear involved somewhere along the way.
Fred and Ted Go Camping
This beginner reader will find a fun way to explain packing for a camping trip, setting up, and going fishing. It is for younger children and highlights the use of opposites.
Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up
They will hear ideas for getting involved in nature. Suggestions such as catching fireflies, making bird feeders, catch snowflakes on your tongue. They can make a checklist if they’d like and check things off as they accomplish them. Most activities use items from around the house and don’t cost anything to make or do.
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
This “I Can Read Level 2” book is so much fun. Amelia has her own way of doing things and it’s fun to see her learn that catching a fish doesn’t mean catching it with her hands, or how she “pitches” her tent. It’s a fun one for fans of Amelia
Do Princesses Make Happy Campers?
“What will we do if it rains?” This fun, rhyming narrative will take a positive path through rain, shine, fairy houses, and fishing. Little ones will enjoy it.