I love teaching a camping theme! It’s so fun to set up a tent and a pretend campfire in the classroom and pretend to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Camping is a great fall theme, but it works in the summer, too!
Camping Theme Math Center – Count & Clip Cards
This is a fun math center for preschoolers! Children simply count the camping related items and then attach a clothespin to the correct number. You could also use a small manipulative (like marshmallows!) to place on the correct number instead.
Click here for the Camping Count & Clip Cards.
Campfire Art Activity
Can you guess what tool we used to paint the campfire? Plastic forks!
We cut out brown “logs” with construction paper–just brown rectangles. The students glued these to their papers. Then, they dipped plastic forks into red, orange, and yellow paint to create the campfire’s flames.
s’mores Literacy activity
This is SO FUN! Preschoolers can build a s’more by matching the uppercase & lowercase letters with two beginning sounds pictures. Click here to find the pack of S’more Literacy Activities. ‘
Easy S’mores SNACK
These s’mores are so easy to make, and they’re a lot less messy than “real” s’mores!
You’ll just need:
- Graham Crackers
- Marshmallow Creme/Fluff
- Chocolate Icing
They taste just like actual s’mores, and your kiddos will love them! Older children can help you spread the icing and marshmallow creme onto the graham crackers.
My son and I made this at home and we added up making a dip by mixing the marshmallow creme and chocolate icing together. We dunked our graham crackers in the dip–it’s really good that way, too!
preschool camping theme bundle
Get a whole bundle of preschool camping printables here!