Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Playtime: Camping....Indoors!

I don't know about you, but thanks to the influence of T.V. my son is dying to go camping.  He's seen Max and Ruby roast marshmallows, sleep in tents, and tell stories around the fire and thinks it would be a blast.  I agree with him.  I love camping!  My parents took me several times a year when I was a child and I always had a good time.  Unfortunately, not only does my husband have zero interest in sleeping on the ground outdoors, but we don't own a tent.  I hope to remedy this in the spring so we can camp-out in the backyard this summer, but until then, indoor camping will have to do. Check out these great posts from last weeks It's Playtime featuring indoor camping.   

Create with you hands had some Creativity with Cardboard Boxes, making a fun indoor tent.  Blankets and pillows completed the play space for comfort and lazy afternoons.  

Everything and Nothing jazzed up their Reading Corner with a tent, play camping light, and even a pretend campfire with cooking pot!  Add a sleeping bag (which they did!) and your child is ready for a reading adventure.  

As for us, my son has settled for a good ol' Blanket Fort on his bunk bed.  It's great for reading, hand shadow puppets, and when the time is right, sleeping.  

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Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. Thanks for featuring our indoor camping - my little girl is obsessed with playing camping at the moment. Plus I've just seen a small world play camping scene from Being creative with kids, on this week's It's Playtime, so lots of camping fun even if it's a good few months off real camping adventures. Hope you get your tent for the Spring.


  2. Thank you very much for sharing our reading adventure :) We so much fun and now my son is eager to read in his tent :-)



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