5 Camping Activities Your Kids Will Love


Make Some Snacks

Camping isn't camping if you don't have traditional camp food. Of course you've heard of s'mores -- campfire-toasted marshmallows that you stick between two graham crackers with a bar of chocolate. But we have a few more ideas, too, that the whole family can make and enjoy together.

You can make trail mix ahead of time with the kids before your trip. Let the kids pick the ingredients, mix them up in a bowl and then package into small containers or plastic baggies. Think granola, M&Ms, dry rice cereal, raisins, nuts, pumpkin seeds -- be creative. Mixing sweet and salty is always a hit.

Apples and peanut butter are another snack kids love, with the added bonus of an energy and protein boost for long afternoons of exploring or hiking. Or spread peanut butter on celery sticks and top with raisins to make "Ants on a Log."

For a hot snack or meal, take two slices of bread and fill up with some favorite ingredients -- maybe some mozzarella and pepperoni -- wrap in foil, and heat up on the fire for a "campfire calzone." Yum!