Camping is one of our favorite family activities. It gives us a chance to escape from our crazy life at home. We put away the tablets, leave the movies at home and just spend quality time outside. Our camping trips and activities helped me create this camping thematic unit. These camping activities are perfect for little learners. You don’t need a camp site for these fun activities. Just get out and enjoy the great outdoors while completing these activities.
Whole Group Activities
Start your week off right with these whole group activities. I’ve provided some great book options to read each day, along with an activity to do as a whole group. Here are some of my book recommendations:
Along with these great books and whole group activities, I’ve included my popular interactive poem to read each day to help with reading fluency. These poems are always a great way to introduce new words and vocabulary words.
Your learners will learn about the animals that are found in the woods and compare them to other animals.
If you’ve ever been camping before, you know how fun it is to see tracks from the animals that are out at night. I’ve included a fun activity where your learners will learn more about animal footprints!
I think the best part of this unit is the camping brochure! As you read new books each day, your learners can add more to their camping brochure. This is a great way to introduce camping to those that have never been. And the learners that have been can be a huge help to you!
Packing can be the hardest part of a camping trip! If you don’t pack the right items, it can be a not so fun trip. Brainstorm on chart paper all the supplies you need vs all the supplies you want for a camping trip. Have your learners add their favorite item to their brochure.
Along with what to pack, your learners will be introduced to foot prints, woodland animals, and fun camping activities,
Bring camping life to your classroom with this thematic unit! Your students will go home and beg their parents to go camping after all the fun they will have. Purchase this unit below!
As a BONUS grab this camping scavenger hunt to get your students excited to learn more about camping! Click the download button for your free download!