Camping-Themed Activities for Preschoolers


It’s getting toward the end of summer vacation here, and my thoughts have turned to school. I am so disappointed we did not get to camp at all this summer – it has been SO wet and rainy, and difficult to find a weekend when we’ve been both available and the weather has been nice. We hope to find some opportunities this fall as the weather gets a little cooler!

Sometimes you’re just in that season of life – for whatever reason, camping has become difficult. During those times, it can be nice to keep the idea of camping alive in your kids by talking about it. I already listed 12 great camping themed books that you can add to your bookshelf. Here’s another way for when you want something a little more hands-on – camping-themed worksheets and activities.

There are a bunch of resources online, but here are four free ones that I found that I hope are useful! Some of them are geared for homeschoolers, but you definitely don’t have to be one to enjoy. Nothing beats actually getting out into nature, but during the times when you can’t do that, this could be the next best thing.

2 Teaching Mommies

Free Camping Preschool Unit
PDF printables to practice concepts like patterns, number order, beginning writing/cutting practice, spelling, and more. Also, links to some other related resources.

Homeschool Creations

Camping Preschool Unit ~ Preschool Corner
Ideas and free PDF printables covering language, math, cooking, pretend play, and crafts.

Everything Preschool

Preschool Camping Theme
Ideas for songs, art, books, games, encyclopedia, science, coloring pages, and more. Geared to classrooms but can easily be adapted for home use.

Kid Sparkz

Camping Theme Activities for Preschool
A collection of a wide variety of activity pages and games. Also links to other downloads that are similar in theme.