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Some cheap ideas for kids to do while camping..

My 9 yo is going on vacation with his best friends grandparents on Monday. I want to pick up a few things for the boys to do from dollar tree. They're going to be boating a lot.
I was thinking..
Activity books
Little bug catcher houses

What would you send ? It's a three hour drive away.


Asked by funlovinlady at 10:17 AM on Jul. 18, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Send a couple of jars for the kids to make memory jars. They can find stuff to fill it with and they can either make the jars there or you can have a playdate when he gets home and put them together.

    Like this... but cabin themed.


    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:29 PM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • ^ I'm assuming the bubbles are for after they reach their destination.

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 10:27 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Walkie Talkies! You can get a set for about $10. Binoculars, toy compass, Frisbee.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:33 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Maybe print off a chart for them to play the license plate game on the way down there?
    Will they be swimming? Maybe some of those diving sticks?

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 10:21 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • You can usually get some travel Bingo games from the dollar store where it has things they have to look for.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:29 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Notebooks, and crayons, colored pencils, or maybe a small sketch pad. A couple waterproof disposable cameras, maybe a flashlight for when they talking into the wee hours.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:11 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Mad libs.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:33 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • That sounds like a good list so far. Are they going to be fishing too? Do they have their own poles if they are? Are you sending any Uno cards or board games? Are they allowed to bring any hand-held electronics for the long ride?

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:21 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • crazy 8's is a fun card game too- its very similar to uno.

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:47 AM on Jul. 18, 2013

  • Hangman can be a fun game to play in the car. I'd also send along some inexpensive water guns, since it sounds like they'll be near a lake.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:45 PM on Jul. 18, 2013