Kids Camping Theme Birthday Party Activities and Ideas
If you’ve got the perfect camping themed birthday party planned, nothing can ruin a party quicker than kids complaining there’s nothing to do. Kids these days need constant entertainment and engagement. Below you will find a list of helpful printable activities to match your camping theme as well as party favors and ideas to WOW your crowd. Let us help you make party planning a cinch!
- TRY A PRINTABLE CAMPING MURDER MYSTERY
This game is by far one of the most fun camping themed games. You can play inside or outside, with large groups or small groups.
A “Top Secret Case File” is read and your “lead detectives” have less than an hour to solve the case. Kids will seek out puzzle clues and decode the answers to eliminate suspects.
The best part…it’s print and go! The only thing you have to do is hide the puzzles! The harder the puzzle clues are to find, the more fun the kids have! Set it up like a scavenger hunt and let the kids loose.
Oh, and before I forget…there’s also props included to make it feel like a “crime scene” and signs to hold up at the end when the CSI mystery is solved!
And don’t worry---there’s no murder involved! Really, it should be called a CSI Mystery (without) Murder.
Wanna test out a free version first? Click HERE.
- PLAY GLOW IN THE DARK CAPTURE THE FLAG
Grab a capture the flag glow sticks kit and let the fun begin after dark. Put the cell phones away and play outside for a change.
Kids will get some fun as players run, hide, and chase each other to win. Glow sticks take the place of the flags in this heart-thumping, sweat-dripping night time game. As kids enter “enemy territory,” they may tag or catch opponents.
Forget how to play the game? Read easy directions HERE.
- PRINT AND PLAY A CAMPING THEME ESCAPE ROOM
With no set-up necessary, this unique camping activity is sure to entertain the kids at your party. Transform your house into an unforgettable code-breaking party for kids! This printable Camping Trip Escape Room has kids searching for puzzles and breaking codes.
No PREP required, NO PROPS required, NO SETUP required, and NO LOCKS needed! Just print and go, it’s that easy!!
Kids will visit 10 stations and solve a puzzle at each one. They will record their answer on the recording sheet. ‘Hint Cards’ are provided to help kids solve a puzzle. Some puzzles require a decoder, which are labeled with the name of the puzzle so that they know which decoder to use.
- STUCK INSIDE? PLAY A VIRTUAL CAMPING GAME
Impress the kids with a Virtual Camping Escape Room. The DIGITAL camping theme puzzle game is a winning combination of codes and ciphers!
A DIGITAL escape room game is a fantastic way to entertain the kids or challenge friends to a game on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or any other screen sharing app. But to really impress you party crowd, you can also project the game to your TV.
- CAMPING PARTY DECORATIONS
Set the mood with camping party decorations. This QUICK & EASY TO ASSEMBLE happy camper banner simply needs strung together. Everything you want is in the package!
- SMORES CUPCAKES AND BROWNIES
Try S’mores Brownies or Smores Cupcakes instead of the typical cake and ice cream at a birthday party. With a toasted marshmallow frosting, everyone will be standing around the dessert table gobbling up this gooey dessert full of yumminess.
- BUILD YOUR OWN TRAIL MIX
Give kids full control of the Trail mix. Your little campers will put together wild concoctions that you’ve probably never thought of. This genius party idea ties camping and eating in a fun way. Just grab some pretty jars and fill them with different ingredients, just don’t forget the M & M’s!
- RING TOSS TO BREAK THE SILENCE
Everyone standing around silent? Liven up the party with a partner Ring Toss Game. Suitable for kids and adults, why not give it a try? Its an easy, straightforward game to pass the time.
What fun camping themed activities have you tried?
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