Looking for fun family activities to do around the campfire? If you’re planning on going camping with the family, you need to be prepared. ((Ok so we know it’s the middle of fall and winter is on the way, but one can dream of warm beaches. BESIDES you can still have bonfires in the cold, just remember to bundle up!))
Fun Family Activities Around the Campfire
Having a bonfire in itself is tons of fun. I can still remember all the fun memories I’ve had whenever there’s a bonfire involved. Whether it be camping with my folks back in the day or those good old summer camps. I try to keep the tradition alive with my family, so whenever we have the time, even just in the homestead, we start a bonfire just because! So if you’re planning on having a bonfire with the family, here are some activities that will make it more fun!
1. Singing around the bonfire
There’s nothing better than exercising your vocal chords around the bonfire. Guitar optional!
2. Salt Art Firework
Looking at fireworks are great while having a bonfire. But when it’s not possible, you can have the kids make their own, kid-friendly of course. See how here.
3. Glow in the Dark Bubbles at Night
Kids love bubbles. I’m sure they’ll love it even more when it glows in the dark.
4. Roast Marshmallows Around The Campfire
Fun and easy.
5. Make S’mores
In case roasted marshmallows aren’t enough, make yourself some s’mores too.
Need more snacks? Get more snack recipe ideas from DIY Ready: 11 Crazy Simple & Super Delicious Camping Snacks
6. Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag
Want to play a game? I won’t recommend this if you have small children but if you have, try to keep it within close range. Check it out here.
7. Tell Scary Stories
Remember The Midnight Society from Are You Afraid of the Dark? They tell scary stories all around, the darkness and the fire will surely set the mood.
8. Glow in the Dark Bowling
Put a little twist to an old family entertainment. Check it out here.
Try some campfire recipes. They won’t even taste like you just made it in a campfire.
Here’s your chance to teach the kids about constellations. Appreciate the beauty of the night’s sky by simply looking up.
Want to try a cool trick? Add color to your bonfire by checking out this video from Rick’s Tips:
So will you have a DIY bonfire party with the family? Let us know below in the comments!