7 Do-It-Yourself Tips for Rocking Summer Camp at Home

Set up an obstacle course in your living room or backyard with stations such as crawling under a sheet or through a tunnel, hopscotch using hula hoops, carrying a ping pong ball on a spoon from one side of the room or yard to the other and rolling up towels to use as a balance beam. 

5. Music Class & Dance Party

Have kids make their own musical instruments like maracas or drums and create their own songs. Take your music lessons up a notch and use your old guitar or purchase a cheap one off of Amazon and teach kids to play. You can use the ChordBuddy guitar learning system to help kids quickly and easily master playing, so that it doesn’t become a frustrating experience. And since most kids love dancing, crank up some music and let kids create their own dance routines, have dance-off contests, or put on classics like the Macarena and the Electric Slide for choreographed fun.

6. Food & Bug Juice

What’s a camp experience without roasting hot dogs? If you can’t build an actual fire or don’t have a fire pit in your backyard, kids can still use a long stick and a grill to roast their lunch or dinner. And don’t forget the popular camp drink bug juice, which is simply made from any Kool-Aid mix. Or for a refreshing drink, opt for some homemade lemonade. You can also have kids lend a hand in making any food, snacks and drink to help teach them cooking skills.

7. Campfire, S’mores and Sing Alongs

End the day right with a campfire around a fire pit or if that’s not a possibility, use a bunch of candles in a round, metal tin to create the same effect. Don’t forget the s’mores fixings! And bust out the guitar to allow kids to show off their new guitar playing skills from their earlier music class. 


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