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5 Fun Summer Camp Activities to Try at Home

Audrey McClelland

Idea from Quaker Chewy Partner:

Audrey McClelland

@audreymcclellan

Audrey McClelland

Idea from Quaker Chewy Partner:

Audrey McClelland

@audreymcclellan

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5 Fun Summer Camp Activities to Try at Home

With a little planning and imagination, I came up with 5 activities – I wanted to make sure they were fun and exciting for the whole family. I know when my kids go to summer camp they always come home excited to tell me about what they did that day! I wanted this same excitement at home.

1. Water Balloon Toss

My kids love water balloons, but we don’t do it often (OK, hardly ever!). I knew surprising them with water balloons would be a HUGE treat. Since I wanted to keep it fun and safe, I made sure for them just to do an easy toss back and forth. We set it up that when they made a catch, they each had to take a step backwards. It created some fun because it got harder and harder for the balloons to stay intact the further they were apart. (*You could also do this with an egg.)

2. HopScotch with a Twist

We all know the regular hopscotch game, right? I wanted to create this with a twist. Since it’s all about creating summer camp activities at home, I want to utilize what I have here. We have a really long walkway to our front door, so I turned that into our HOPSCOTCH track! Whomever did it the quickest got a prize.

3. Arts & Crafts

Every summer camp has some arts and crafts. I was able to buy some cute and fun craft projects for the kids. I knew that if it happens to rain during our Camp Chewy, we needed some indoor activities, too! Thankfully it didn’t, but it was fun to see the kids chill and enjoy some fun arts & crafts for a bit with each other.

4. Bubble Time

Who can blow the biggest bubble? I remember doing this when I was a kid at camp. Whomever could do it always was the leader for the day! I had to bring this activity into Camp Chewy! I bought a HUGE bottle of bubbles and let the kids go crazy. It was so fun watching them see how big they could get the bubbles.

5. Bouncing Ball Time

My kids love volleyball, but we don’t have a net. We’re really good at improvising here, so I came up with volleying the ball over our front fence. The activity was that they needed to try and get a volley going (at least) 5 times over! It was super fun watching them laugh and giggle!

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