Children’s day is drawing near, so if you are parents, have you come up with the idea of the gifts to your kids or somewhere you would like to take your kids to? I would like to recommend taking your kids for a camping trip or join some camping activities for kids in the national parks. You guys enjoy camping, so do your kids.
Here’s a few fun and interesting as well as educational camping or outdoor activities in U.S. NPS. And these activities are for kids.
Retracing Capt. John Smith’s Trial on the Patapsco
8th grade students at the Mount Washington School in Baltimore, MD participate in a Kids in Kayaks program. More details about this trail as follow.
Captain John Smith was quite an amazing adventurer when he explored the Chesapeake Bay 400 years ago. Now the trail that is named for him offers piles of adventures for all ages, on water and on land. The more you see and know about the Chesapeake Bay, the more you will want to explore.
Become a Junior Ranger for the Chesapeake Bay
Begin your explorations right from your computer when you earn a Junior Ranger Badge-for ages 6 through 12.
As a Junior Ranger you will learn these things:
explorer Captain John Smith and his voyages on the Chesapeake Bay
the American Indians who lived along the Chesapeake Bay
what the Chesapeake Bay was like 400 years ago and what it is like today
what you can do as a Junior Ranger to help the Chesapeake Bay.
PLUS you earn a special badge to show that you are an official Junior Ranger for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
It's easy and it's fun. Here's how:
Elmo and Murray Discover the Wonders
of Grand Canyon and Gateway
Travel with fun-loving Muppets Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street to two of America's most popular national parks in the new online series Sesame Street Explores National Parks.
Six short videos and accompanying hands-on activities introduce preschoolers to the natural world of habitats, seasons, and animal families.
George Washington Carver National Monument is a fun place to visit! Plan to spend a couple of hours or a whole day discovering nature, trying out experiments and learning about George Washington Carver. Summer Junior Rangers spend a beautiful morning bird watching.
Many activities at George Washington Carver National Monument are from the everyday life of the 19th century - like washing and drying laundry the old-fashioned way. These hands-on programs help us to imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm. These students are washing laundry the way George did so long ago.......with a scrub board and lye soap!
Sister Parks Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Both Ends of Birds' Migration.
A bird banding volunteer shows a captured Brown Thrasher to visitors near Hudson, Wisconsin
When a Sister Park partnership formed between parks and protected areas in the mid-western United States and Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula inspired by the migratory birds the two regions share, sister bird festivals were sure to follow.
In May, the St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration welcomed the birds back to their summer home of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Five sites along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway hosted bird-related events. The sites stretched from Wild River State Park near Almelund, Minnesota to the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Prescott, Wisconsin, at the confluence of the St. Croix River and the Mississippi. The weekend kicked off with a Friday night program by Ben Thwaits, who recently returned from a trip to the Osa Peninsula with two youth from Northwest Passage's In a New Light program. Winners of a poetry contest read their winning entries, and elementary students performed an original song, There are No Borders Beneath Their Wings. The next morning,four partner sites hosted bird hikes, bird banding demonstrations, and habitat walks.
Songs for a Junior Ranger
What could be more fun than music, national parks, and becoming a Junior Ranger? Well, as it turns out, the National Park Service has made music just for Junior Rangers.
Kids of all age can find some place in the parks and enjoy the camping circumstance and have fun there, and this will help build their sense of enjoy camping and adore the outdoors instead of being couch potatoes at home. Now get some ready and take your kids to enjoy camping.
These are some camping accessories you and your kids may bring with to add additional fun and enjoyment for your camp trip.
GEERTOP 90X Portable Astronomical Refractor Tabletop Telescope, 360X50mm, For Kids Sky Star Gazing & Birds Watching
This telescope will provide some tool for your kids to see the birds or landscapes more clearly and specific, very portable and lightweight, clear definition, your kid can use this telescope to gaze the stars as well. But please be cautious that, all telescopes could not be used to see the sun directly! And this telescope is designed to be used on desktop, which means its tripod is not adjustable. And this telescope is no doubt powerful to aid your kids to observe the great outdoors and add more fun for your camp trip.
And this one is more portable:
• Field of View: 66M/ 8000M
• Field of view: 5.5°
• Eye Lens Diameter: 16mm
• Objective lens diameter: 52mm
• Monocular Size: 145 x 52 x 40 mm
• Color: Black
GEERTOP 2-Person Self-Inflating Camp Pad Mat Mattress With Pillows For Camping
Fabrics: Jeanette PVC
Padding: High resilience foam
Gas nozzle: inflatable cushion gas nozzle * 2, gas nozzle inflatable pillow * 2
Sleeping capacy: 2
Pillow: 2 pillows
Thickness: 1.5 inch / 3.8 cm
Size after inflated: 74.8*52 inch / 190 * 130 cm
Packed Size: 26.8*7.9*7.9 inch / 68 * 20 * 20 cm
Packaged weight: 9 lbs / 4.1 KG
This camping pad is going to provide you comfortable cushion in the park and it's very lightweight and portable to bring with you. You will get an comfy place to sit on, lay down and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It will make your camping comfortable and enjoyable for you and your kids.