The small creatures of Yosemite National park endorse The Story of Elmer as the BEST children’s book about Yosemite!!!
With tweens and teens spending so much of their time indoors these days, between school with no recess and more and more free time being spent on electronics, it’s important to instill a love of the outdoors in our kids. Aside from actually get out into nature, which is especially important, one great way to get kids interested in the wilderness is by giving them great stories about wilderness adventures.
The books on this list will probably be familiar to you, most parents currently with kids in the “young adult” book audience are of the age to have read a lot of these books themselves growing up. While modern adventure stories can be great, sharing stories that you enjoyed, that are still appealing for kids today, can be a great way to connect with your teens and tweens around nature and adventures. If you haven’t read these books, rest assured, they are classics for a reason! These stories are all very well written and have timeless storylines and life lessons in abundance. You may just want to buy two copies of the books and read (or reread) them along with your kids. Continue reading
A camping trip just wouldn’t be complete without making s’mores over the campfire. Of course the classic graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow combo will never go out of style, why stop there? Why not add some new flavors and some pizazz to your s’mores? Here are 10 ways to jazz up your s’mores on your next camping trip (or even at home, we won’t judge!) Continue reading
Yosemite National Park is an amazing place to visit, and a great place to take children. Whether you’re camping or staying at resort, you’ll find so many opportunities for exploration with your kids in Yosemite.
Here you’ll find a brief list of fun things to do in Yosemite, it is by no means exhaustive, there are so many wonderful place to go and things to see, it would be impossible to list them all! Continue reading
One of the best parts of a camping trip is sitting around the campfire, making s’mores, and telling tall tales. The possibilities are endless with campfire tales, from funny and perfectly safe for the littlest campers to ones so scary you might want to save until those little ones go to bed and just tell to other adults (and keep the lantern burning!) You might able to recount some great campfire tales you’ve heard before, but in case you need some ideas, here are some resources you might want to check out. Whatever tales you decide to tell, just be sure not to scare your kids too much, when it comes to spooky stories and kids, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing, the last thing you need on a camping trip is a kid too scared to sleep! Continue reading
Kids are natural nature-lovers. If you give young kids a chance to explore outside, chances are they’ll have a blast. But in our modern society, kids are getting less and less opportunities to explore the outdoors, so how can we build a love of the outdoors in our children? Continue reading
Dump cake is the perfect dessert for camping; it’s also the perfect dessert to make with kids because it’s just so easy. For those unfamiliar with dump cake and wondering about the unappetizing name, it’s called that because you literally dump the ingredients in a pan and bake. Continue reading
Hiking with children can be a lot of fun, but the key to having a great family hiking adventure is preparation. Preparing kids for something new can seem daunting, so I’m going to break it into the four E’s of kid’s
hiking prep. You’ve got to get them excited, get them educated, get them equipped and keep them engaged. Continue reading