Saturday, June 28th is the date of The Great American Backyard Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Check out all the details on the NWF website http://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout.aspx.
Being in the backyard didn’t keep the kids from dragging their snuggly bedtime favorites outside.
- Sing songs
- Tell stories
- Make s’mores (see our S’more-gasbord, S’mores Squares, and S’mores Mix featured at the end of this post)
- Catch fireflies
- Enjoy some unplugged family time
Also, your kids will LOVE these Flameless Lanterns
- mason jars
- floral/craft wire
- yellow tissue paper
- LED powered candles (these were found at Walmart for 2 for $2)
Twist wire around the rim of the jar to create a handle. Place 4-6 strips of tissue paper in the jar along with the illuminated candle. Now you can enjoy a little light without the risks associated with real fire!
Perhaps campfires are a NO in your backyard. If so, you can try the S’mores Squares or this easy S’mores Mix…
- Golden Grahams cereal
- milk chocolate chips
- mini marshmallows
Mix in a large bowl using a ratio that suits your palate. The girls liked to stack them up like mini s’mores and the boys liked eating the mix by the handful.
Enjoy your quality time – that is what this is REALLY all about!!