Let's Go Camping!

This is the time of year for camping. Most children love to this summer activity. Setting up camp in the back yard is a non-threatening and easy introduction to camping. You can set up a tent and pretend you are at a campground, but with the security of being close to home.


An entertaining book to read before pitching your tent is A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Kids will enjoy the colorful illustrations and rhyming story. Follow the book with this s'mores craft. It won't be long before you are heading to the campground.


  • Six wide popsicle sticks
  • Dark brown construction paper
  •  Light brown construction paper
  • White paint, red paint and black paint
  •  Paintbrush
  •  Glue


  1. Glue 4 popsicle sticks horizontally to two popsicle stick places vertically.  The two popsicle sticks support the four popsicle sticks  (You will need to do this ahead of time and let it dry).
  2. Cut two pieces of light brown construction paper (the graham crackers) and one piece of dark brown construction paper (the chocolate).  The pieces should be long enough to cover the popsicle sticks (use the picture as your guide)
  3. Glue the dark construction paper to the front of the 4 popsicle sticks 
  4. Glue one piece of the light brown construction paper over the dark brown construction paper, be sure to leave a little dark brown construction paper peaking out.
  5. Glue the second piece of the light brown construction paper to the top of the popsicle sticks.
  6. Paint the middle section of the popsicle sticks white and add a smiley face with the black and red paint.
  7. Let dry and enjoy your craft!

Have a wonderful time camping!


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