AllCampgrounds: Some Tips for Kid-Friendly Fun Around the Campfire

September 23, 2011
Gather ‘round the campfire for some fun ideas!

Gather ‘round the campfire for some fun ideas!
Photo by: Cody Mummau (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds, your home for camping fun on the web!

Everyone here loves camping, and what could be more iconic than the campfire?

If you’ve got a camping trip coming up where you want to help kids unplug, unwind, and have some good old-fashioned camping fun, the campfire is your best friend.

It’s magical, it’s mysterious, and there are a whole bunch of terrific things you can do around it.

Now, through the wonder of the internet, AllCampgrounds will help you put a new spin on some old favorites.

Gather ‘round, tent campers, and let’s get cracking!

Campfire Stories: Coming to us from American Folklore on the web, this archive of campfire yarns include spooky, scary, and funny ghost stories as well as tall tales from the Old West and pioneer days. There’s even a selection of children’s stories for the littlest young ‘uns so nobody will be left out. Most of them are only a few paragraphs long, which is good, since a campfire is nothing much to read by! A fine way to while away the night, after burning off everyone’s excess energy with …

Scout Songs: Now, you can get some great campfire songs from American Folklore, too, but the king of scout songs on the web is Scout-O-Rama, a kid-safe, user-generated site that collects lore and information from Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts all around the United States. What makes its song listing so special? Well, it’s broken down into great “action songs” where there’s nifty stuff for kids to do – clap, stomp, roar, and more – and gathering songs for lots of campers. Charming and funny stuff for everyone.

20 Smores Recipes: The smore is probably the most imitated dessert and campfire food of them all. All kinds of cookies, crackers, and ice cream bars have tried (and failed!) to match up to that tent camping favorite, the smore. But who knew there’s twenty ways to make a smore? Try out these recipes to add some fresh flavors to the most iconic of campfire snacks. All you need for preparation is a fire and a metal spit to roast your marshmallow. My favorite? A toss up between “Mexican More” and “Caramel Apple.” Start the night with smores, and you’ll be ready for anything!

Now, wasn’t that fun? For even more top camping tips, visit the AllCampgrounds blog next week! Then, and every Friday, we provide the latest and greatest in camping news, information, and pointers for tent campers, RV campers, and everyone else who loves the outdoors. Hope to see you again next time!

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