Summer time is unofficially here, and one of my fave summer activities growing up was camping out in our backyard. Eating, playing, sleeping- there is nothing you can’t do outside. Have any good backyard camp out ideas? Please share in the comment section!
2. S’mores: Play with tradition by making The Elvis, which is graham crackers, peanut butter cups, marshmallows and bananas, or The PB&J, where you add peanut butter and jelly to the regular recipe.
3. Campfire hot dogs on a stick- mix it up by wrapping your dog in bacon, secured with a toothpick.
1. Two Truths and a Lie. Go around in a circle and take turns telling three facts about yourself- two of which are true, one false. The person to your left has to guess which fact is the lie. Example: I participated in breaking the Guinness Book of World Record’s Longest Irish Jig, Vanna White was my childhood idol, and I once ate 14 hotdogs in one sitting. Anyone know the lie?
2. Telephone. Instead of a singular phrase, challenge your group to remember an entire story, the more detailed, the better. Pass the story around the campfire through a whisper from ear to ear and see how tangled the story becomes once it makes its way around your group.
3. Twenty Questions. One player thinks of an object, person or animal, and the other players try to guess by asking twenty yes/no questions such as “Is it alive?” or “Is it bigger than a breadbox?”
4. Chubby Bunny: The participant who can hold the most marshmallows in his mouth while saying “Chubby Bunny” wins.
5. Mime Rhyme: One player picks a word and then thinks of a rhyme for that word. He declares “I’m thinking of a word and it rhymes with hat.” The other players take turns acting out their guesses without using words: One person might mime “cat,” another may swing a “bat.”
1. Pitch your standard camping tent out in the yard.
2. Take some old sheets and throw them over the clothesline or tie a rope between two tree branches. Gather some backyard rocks to “stake” your tent to the ground.
3. Crafty? Check out this pup tent tutorial from CasaSugar.