This week I decided it would be fun to have an indoor camp-out…right in our own living room. It’s about as much “camping” as I can handle! The kids were very excited about it!
To prepare, I made a pretend campfire out of some painted paper towel/toilet paper tubes and some tissue paper. It was really easy and turned out so cute! I also bought marshmallows and chocolate bars for s’mores and I picked up a couple of kid-sized sleeping bags at Wal-Mart. They only had Transformers sleeping bags, so Rheya didn’t get a girly one like I wanted. She didn’t care.
So, after t-ball, we came home to prepare our campground. We spread a big blanket on the floor and had dinner (PB&J)…picnic-style. A wild animal came into our camp site and joined us around the fire. He was very friendly though, so we didn’t mind having him there. After we ate dinner, we roasted our marshmallows over the fire (I put cotton balls on the end of some sticks so we could pretend to roast) and then we enjoyed our s’mores (made in the microwave)! Then, we cleaned up and brought the mattresses out from the kids’ beds and put out the sleeping bags…along with the usual bears and blankets that are necessary for sleeping. We read some camping stories and then relaxed (watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks”) until the kids fell asleep!
What a fun night! I’m sure we’ll do this again sometime. Any excuse to eat s’mores is ok in my book!