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Backyard Camping

Materials

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Flashlight
  • Snack

Directions

  1. You don't have to go far to give your preschooler the outdoor experience.
  2. On a fine summer night, set up your tent in the backyard.
  3. For children, there is something almost magical about walking in the dark, so go for a walk: listen to night noises and look at stars.
  4. If a backyard bonfire is not allowed in your neighborhood, have a snack and a sing-along by the light of a flashlight before you pile into your sleeping bags for the night.
  5. If your child is too scared to spend a whole night outdoors, limit the activity to the walk, and then pile into the house for hot cocoa.

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Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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