7 Campfire Games for the Whole Family

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Family Campfire Games For Your Next Camping Trip


Are you going to be going camping this year? You are going to find that many families are going camping during those vacations that everyone in the family has.

What was once considered something that only those who love nature did, camping is becoming more popular and more families are looking at this as a way to get away from their lives and enjoy all that nature has to offer. However, when you are camping with your family, you are going to find that kids can easily get bored.

There are tons of things that you can do while camping, such as fishing, kayaking or the like. However, what do you do at night when these activities are not something that you can do?

This is where having numerous campfire games in mind can help! Kids are going to love these and they are a great way for the entire family to bond!


Campfire Games for Family

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For those who are going to be camping with the entire family, there are several campfire games that you can play for kids of all ages and that is also going to be something that the parents are going to love as well.

We have a few suggestions:


1. The Continuing Story Game


This game is where one person starts a story, then each person takes turns adding to it. You can put a time limit on how long each person talks to make it even more interesting when a new person has to pick up the story with their imagination.


2. Ask Trivia Questions


You can use the trivia questions from a board game like Trivial Pursuit or another game and ask these. Or you can take an extra step and make up your own questions to ask, which can be fun and enlightening.

This is a game that you can make even more fun when playing with older kids or other couples. However, remember to keep everything age appropriate.


3. The 20 Question Game

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This is a game that many families have played while traveling in the car for long periods of time. With this game, one-person things of a person, place or object.

Everyone else will then ask questions in order to figure out what this is that the person is thinking about. It can be fun and a great way to kill some time.


4. Concentration


Ready to play a game that is also going to make you concentrate? This is an old game but is still fun years later. With this game, one player is going to call out a category such as items found in a grocery store. Then, the next player will begin the game by naming something that starts with A that fits into this category.

This game continues until you get through the entire alphabet. However, to add a little more challenge, each person must repeat the answers before them.

For example, if the category where girl’s names, the first player would state “Anna”. The second player would have to state that answer before their answer that begins with a B, and so forth.


5. Name that Tune


This is a great game for older kids who are interested in music. And the good news is that it is going to violate your no electronics rule while camping.

The first player will start humming a tune, it is up to the other players to figure out what this is. The one who guesses right is the next one to go. Hints can be given if no one is guessing what the person is humming.


6. Truth or Dare


This is a classic game that most parents have played at some point in their lives. However, when it comes to the campfire version, keep it clean and fun.

Ask one player to choose either Truth or Dare. And remember, to keep this light and fun, you want the dare’s to be something that is fun and silly.


7. Tell a Spooky Story

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Telling a spooky story may not exactly be a game, but it is something that is considered traditional while you are camping. Just remember to keep the ages of the kids in mind and how mature they are with scary content.

You don’t want to end up sharing a sleeping bag with numerous kids because you scared them too much!


Recipes to Try Around the Campfire

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While you are playing games and having fun around the campfire, remember that this is the perfect time to fix a snack or even dinner. There are tons of kid-friendly campfire recipes out there that you can try and they are going to be something that kids love! 

Smores are not just the only thing that kids love around the campfire, though they do usually rank in the top 10 best things to eat for kids!


Grilled Pineapple

For all those families who want to eat their fruit while camping, this grilled pineapple recipe is going to be one that they love.

Cut this pineapple into spears, then place these into aluminum foil. You want to cover these with ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of butter and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Put these into your Dutch oven and then grill for up to 10 minutes until the pineapple is a golden-brown color.


Barbecued Apple Crisp

What you will need:

  • ½ cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 3 applies
  • A squeeze of lemon juice


What to do:

Combine the flour, oats, sugars cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix this into the butter so that you have a crumbly mixture. Wash the apples and slice these and toss some of the lemon juice onto these.

Sprinkle this with the crumble mixture on top of a piece of foil, fold this foil over to make a packet and then grill this for about 20 minutes.


Campfire Safety: Rules to Remember


Having a campfire is always fun. However, be sure that everyone is practicing campfire safety! A few must remember rules:

1. No running around the open campfire



2. Never put anything onto the campfire



3. Be sure to keep your extra wood away from the fire to avoid this spreading



4. Always put this out when leaving the camping area and ensure that this is really put out



5. Avoid starting the fire right under a tree as the flames could easily catch onto a low hanging branch if you are not careful.

Whether you are camping in a tent or an RV, you are going to find that a campfire can make this experience all the better. However, be super careful with how you build this fire and what goes on around it!


Are You Ready To Take On The Great Outdoors?

Have you been thinking about your next family camping getaway?

It could be a great way to put these campfire games and information to good use. Remember, you can utilize BookYourSite.com to book your campground ensuring that there is one less thing that you have to worry about for your next camping outing.


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