7 Great Outdoor Toys and Games For an Insanely Fun Kids Camping Trip
Posted on by Beckworth & Co.
It can be hard to get kids to have fun while camping since it’s practically impossible to detach them from their smartphones and iPads. But who can blame them? Even adults have a hard time putting down their gadgets! However, people young and old need fresh air, physical activity, and some time away from the screen so they can have a balanced life, and one good way to make them disconnect and discover fun, offline activities is camping.
The key to getting kids to have fun outdoors would be to give them an activity that’s simple and easy to get into but offers enough challenge to get them engaged. Better yet, it has to be something that every member of the family can participate in. Having fun is the best way to spend time together as a family and some studies even show that parental bonding helps children become happier and more socially well-adjusted.
If you’re having a hard time coming up with new and exciting games to play during your camping trip, read on. We’ve put together a list of affordable yet incredibly amusing outdoor toys on Amazon that’ll surely provide your family hours and hours of fun!
Younger kids will always have a fascination for things that fly and rockets will never fail to tickle their curiosity. The Stomp Rocket is a reusable and cheaper alternative to propellant-driven rockets which is totally safe to use by kids. You can also use this toy in a game of who can shoot it the furthest.
No batteries needed
Safe for all ages
Great, affordable gift for kids aged 4 to 10
No replacement rockets being sold, you have to buy a whole set if you lose or break one
Rocket wings get damaged easily
Better to buy the dual rocket launcher setup with extra rockets
Some customers had difficulty dealing with customer service
Ah the classic cornhole. This timeless American outdoor pastime never fails to stir up some friendly competition between players. In this game, both young and old are on a level playing field, all that you need is good hand-eye coordination to be able to play. It may not make you break out with sweat but it'll still provide you and the fam a smashin' good time.
Durable enough for camping use
Great outdoor game combo
A bit heavy
Some customers had quality issues with the bean bags and ladder toss balls
Elevated edge on cornhole board prevents bags from falling off like in regular cornhole boards
There's a good reason why croquet has endured for centuries. Invented in 1852, this game of balls and mallet has been the sport of choice by royalty since it isn't strenuous yet still entertaining. It's easy to get into but will provide hours of laid back fun for all ages.
Good starter kit for kids since real croquet sets are expensive
Lighter than real croquet mallets
Threads on the handle and mallet gets loose from screwing and unscrewing
Who doesn't like playing Jenga? This game of concentration and skill has been a best seller since its invention in the 80s and now it has a giant version you can play outdoors. If you think regular Jenga is exciting, wait til you try this one out!
The Djubi is pretty much a lite version of lacrosse, a game where you catch a ball using a net bag with a handle. This slingball game may look easy but it'll give you a real challenge once you try to catch the ball while running, giving you a good cardio workout while playing too!
Like the cornhole, the ladder toss looks deceptively easy and boring but when you play it, it'll give you a challenge that will suck you in. Good fun for the whole family but can also be a great drinking game.
Lightweight and easy to pack
Cheap but entertaining
Good gift idea for boys and girls
Customer service will send out parts that are missing from the package