Camping in the great outdoors with your kids can be a great father-child bonding experience—not to mention educational. From learning about animal tracks to outdoor safety skills, the great outdoors offers endless learning opportunities. However, simply showing or telling your kids how to do something doesn’t always stick. Instead, you might try out learning tools like outdoor-themed printables can help your kids retain the information.
A great learning tool that helps kids learn about wild animals is the animal tracks explorer game. The activity details information such as paw/track length, shape and fun facts to go along with each animal. Download this printable, punch a hole in the corner and attach to a lanyard—allowing for easy access and decreasing the risk of your kids losing the cards. Not to mention this activity will help keep your kids busy and as they hunt for animal tracks in the dirt.
Wild animals might be the most exciting thing about a camping trip, but safety is arguably one of the most important topics to teach your kiddos about. The last thing you want is an injury that cuts your camping trip short. Start your first night testing your outdoor safety skills with a printable board game. From how to act in the presence of a snake to the steps of pitching a tent, the board game uses open ended questions to promote lifelong learning. You can even revisit this game every year to measure your kids’ growth and brush up on safety skills for your next camping trip.
These summer printables can make learning fun and easy for kids of all ages, and more importantly, they’re a great way to prepare for you upcoming camping trip and teach your young kids about the great outdoors.
Go forth, explore!