Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Hi Glampers !

Going camping with children is so rewarding, seeing them tearing around being free, exploring nature's biggest playground. They often learn new skills and the best of all tire themselves out by bedtime leaving you time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. For most children there is nothing worse than a long car journey when going on holiday, I remember this myself and it always lead to the same old question .... Are we nearly there yet? 

With that in mind I have come up with a few fun games and ways of keeping children entertained in the car so as to start off their camping holiday in good spirits as you mean to go on .


ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? 

1. Film/ Pop Star Alphabet Game

One person in the car names a Film or a Pop star and the others have to take it in turns to think of another person or film that starts with the same letter that the previous word ended with. This is a great one for keeping children thinking and one for adults to join in too.

2. Hum the Song

This one is for older children to enjoy. Each child takes it in turns to think of a song, they then have to hum the song, without speaking or singing and the others have to guess what it is. You get one point for naming the song and one point for naming the artist. Whoever guesses correctly goes next. If you set a time limit, for example 20 minutes then the winner is the person with the most points after that time. 

3. Yellow Car / Mini Game 

This one is a favourite of mine from when I was a child and is a good one to play on a motorway where there are lots of different cars. It is quite simple, you get one point for spotting a yellow car and one point for spotting a mini, again set a time limit and the winner is the person with the most points at the end of that time. This game can often be one to keep on going for your whole journey.

4. Play word association

One person says a word. The next person has to say a word associated with the previous word, the next says a word associated with that word and so on.  For example Bear - Woods - Picnic - Basket - Laundry - Washing Machine - Kitchen - Kettle etc

5. Make up a Story

Another favourite of mine is to make up story as a team with each of you saying one sentence at a time, and the others then continuing the story, adding on their own sentence. For example the child starting off might say, ' Once upon a time there was a cabin the woods ', the next child can then add their sentence to the story such as ' in the cabin lives an old man called Bob' , then it would move on to another child to say their sentence. The aim is to make the story as funny as  possible.

I Hope these games help you with your Journeys . We look forward to seeing you Glamping with us soon !

Bye for now

Camp Katur :) 

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