Camping games for kids are a great way for kids to learn about their surroundings and use up some energy at the same time. Simply transplant an everyday game such as bingo to the great outdoors, or create a brand new game!

Camping games for kids are also great because there aren't any pieces to lose and everybody wins. Play a few camping games and find out why there's more to camping than setting up a tent or hiking through the woods.

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Outdoor Alphabet

On their next hike, kids can find everyday outdoor items starting with different letters of the alphabet.

Campsite Bingo

Have a group of kids create their own wilderness fill-in-the-blank bingo game.

Find Some Direction

Challenge kids to see how well they know their directions -- blindfolded.

Discover the alphabet that lurks in the wilderness -- keep reading to learn more.

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Outdoor Alphabet

Searching for an outdoor alphabet can help kids become better observers and create a lot of hiking fun.

What You'll Need:

  • Family or friends

How to Play Outdoor Alphabet:

Step 1: As you hike a trail with your kids and their friends, have them call out the letters of the alphabet one by one.

Step 2: If one of you sees an apple, that person will say, "Apple" out loud, and the group moves on to the letter "B." If someone sees a bug, the game moves on to the letter "C." If someone sees a canary, you all move on to the letter "D."

This is a team game full of team spirit, so cheer each other on. Before you know it, you'll be where you wanted to be -- and you will have had lots of fun along the way.

Keep reading to learn a terrific kids' game to play at the campsite.

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Campsite Bingo

Kids can play this campsite bingo game with friends to see who can win B-4 everyone else.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen
  • Edible game pieces (like popcorn, animal crackers, or red-hot candies)

How to Play Campsite Bingo:

Step 1: Take a blank piece of paper and write B-I-N-G-O in big letters all the way across it. Have kids pair up with partners. (The buddy system is especially important in the wilderness.)

Step 2: Making sure they stay close enough to camp to hear each other, have kids search for something that begins with a "B." It can be a bug, a piece of birch, a baseball you packed, or anything else that starts with "B."

Step 3: Do the same with the rest of the letters in the word "BINGO," using the game pieces on the paper to help kids keep track of what they've found. The first team to find all five objects wins the game.

Test kids' directional knowledge with the game on the next page.

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Find Some Direction

Kids will find it challenging to find some direction after getting spun around in circles while blindfolded. You'll probably want to be nearby when kids play this game.

What You'll Need:

  • Friend
  • Open space
  • Blindfold
  • Compass

How to Play Find Some Direction:

Step 1: Have your child grab a friend, a blindfold, and a compass. Go with them to a wide-open space where they can walk in all directions (and fall down if they get dizzy).

Step 2: Have one kid wrap the blindfold around the other's eyes. The blindfolded player faces north; then the "seeing" player spins the blind one around three times.

Step 3: The seeing player asks the blindfolded player to walk two steps to the north ... then south ... then east ... then west. Make sure the seeing player uses a compass to check which way the blindfolded player goes.

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