Target Practice Game {perfect for camping}

My husband and I camped a lot before kids.

When Big M started walking (ahem running) camping became less of a fun, relaxing event and more of a long distance sprint.   Needless to say, we stopped camping outdoors as often (but we still pretend to camp inside).

Well hip hip  hooray, M and M have grown up a little bit and we are unwrapping the tent and rolling out the sleeping bags.

You know this mom doesn’t go any where without a lesson plan, camping is no exception.

target practice gameWhat you need for this target practice game:

  • Nerf guns
  • Nerf bullets
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Markers
  • Wide open space

Before we left I rounded up 5 or 6 toilet paper rolls.

I used markers to draw targets on them along with a number (1, 2 or 3).

target practice game shooting

These buckets worked really well to hold the targets, but there are a lot of ways you could prop them up.

We drew a line in the dirt for the kids to stand at, showed them how to aim and then sat back to watch.

target practice conversation

The quiet line of kids waiting to get a little target practice was much different than chasing a toddler.

Ahhhh I love camping!

Other Target Practice Game Tips:

  • I do not want to encourage litter… something that could be a problem if these little bullets go flying.  We made sure each kid knew how many darts they started with and put them in charge of collecting that amount when they were done.  (A little math in the woods. ;))  
  • This fun activity made it all the way home and comes out a lot!

I am a stay at home mom who loves to learn…and teach. I started  amomwithalessonplan.com  to share some of the ideas that I really enjoy with my kids. I want Moms  [and Dads]  to know that adding a little learning to playtime is fun and easy.

Thanks so much A Mom with a Lesson Plan!   Please visit her blog and if you are in the camping spirit, check out the KOA Campfire Community where Quirky Momma chats all about camping {and kids}…and camping WITH kids.

9 Comments

  1. This looks like it was so much fun. We have been turning off the lights at night and playing laser tag, but this is a good way to get the boys outside with their weapons!

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