31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities

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Teach with a fun camping theme! Here is a neat selection of over 30 camping theme lesson plans, activities, free downloads and more. Whether you are setting up a year long classroom decor scheme or just a unit – these camping classroom activities will work.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities

Here are some great themed math activities, ways to integrate reading and even a firefly science experiment – plus the best camping read aloud books.

Camping Theme in the Classroom

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities

Host a week long event of reading fun. Turn your classroom into a “Camp Read a Lot” and fill your week with different reading days, and add a little ambiance.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - camp out with a good book free bookmarks - Teach JunkieEncourage reading by telling your kids to “camp out with a good book” with free bookmarks they can color.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - create a huge classroom tent - Teach JunkieI think that both of these are so fun. You can create a huge classroom tent or try this dollar tree table cloth tent alternative to decorate your class door.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - a fake fire for the classroom - Teach Junkie
source: theteacherwife.com

What camping theme would be complete without a fake fire for the classroom? This one is made from rocks, twigs and tissue that I think could stand up to the classroom test.

Camping Classroom Activities

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - fireflies and glowsticks science experiment - Teach Junkie
source: firstgradewow.blogspot.com

Rock the summer campfire theme with a fireflies and glowsticks science experiment. Your students will be enthralled.

Make a campfire hop activity that will have kids literally hopping around the classroom as they spell out words and try to solve a word puzzle. Great kinesthetic learning activity.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - s'mores roll and graph free download activity and worksheet - Teach JunkieUse a square tissue box to make this fun s’mores roll and graph free download activity and worksheet. They’ll love it!

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - easy campfire handprint craft - Teach Junkie
source: themeasuredmom.com

With some basic art supplies you can pull together an easy campfire handprint craft.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - marshmallow measurement free download lesson plan activity - Teach Junkie
source: schroederpage.blogspot.com

You will win over your students with this measuring marshmallows activity. Blowing “marshmallows” and measuring their distance traveled will be a hit!

Free Camping Theme Printables

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - how to make s'mores emergent reader - Teach Junkie
source: twinsistersspeechandlanguagetherapy.blogspot.com

Print a how to make s’mores emergent reader to bring in a themed easy reader book.

Proofreading, Camping Style - Teach Junkie
Source: elementarymatters.com

Work on proofreading skills with a camping themed worksheet.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - all about me mason jar - Teach JunkieThese all about me mason jar printables would make a cute display for a hallway or back to school night.

Bring poetry into your unit with a free poem: in my sleeping bag. Combine it with this “in my sleeping bag” craft for a winning combination.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - campfire beginning sounds clip activity printable - Teach JunkieUse themed materials when you can. This campfire beginning sounds clip activity printable was always stashed away in my guided reading games folder.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - class graph with camping question - Teach Junkie
source: kinderdi.blogspot.com

Build in a question of the day with a class graph with a camping question. Easy enough! You can easily make your own.

lantern following directions craft will be a nice addition to your bulletin board.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - how to make a s'more writing craft - Teach JunkieNo camping retreat would be complete without a S’more. Have your students do a how to make a s’more writing craft.

S’more Camping Treats

To thank parents, add a “need s’more volunteers like you” treat topper to a bag filled with s’more ingredients.

31 Easy and Fun Camping Theme Ideas and Activities - s'more students like you treat topper - Teach Junkie
source: justwildaboutteaching.blogspot.com

I need s’more students like you treat topper is the perfect end of year treat for your students.

Camping Books for Kids

Here are 11 fantastic books recommended by elementary teachers that they read to their classes. Some are just plain fun and some are more educational – but they’re all about camping! These are affiliate links.

S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James

Curious George Goes Camping by Margret & H.A. Rey

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant

The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock

11 Camping Books for the Elementary Classroom - I love theseCamping Day by Patricia Lakin

The Boxcar Children: The Camp-Out Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George

What Camping Can Teach Us: Life’s Lessons Learned From The Great Outdoors

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt and use these free printable graphic organizers to share the problems Scaredy Squirrel has despite how prepared he is.

There you have it – 30 fantastic ideas and camping themed resources all in one place. Which was your favorite?

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Teach Junkie

Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.

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