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Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

We love the outdoors and we are always going outside, weather permitting. But sometimes, it is fun to bring the fun inside. One of the biggest open areas in our house is the living room, so that is the room we use when we need open areas. The weather wasn’t yielding for us to hang out outside, so I brought it all inside.

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Living Room

The setup was Camping Indoors! How fun is that?! I moved our ottoman out of the way and I set up the living room to look like an open camping canopy. Isn’t it perfect? We had so much fun!

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

So Much Fun

We ate popcorn and moonpops. We set up a salt lamp to be a pretend campfire. We had child-sized sleeping bags, pillows, folding chairs for kids and stuffed teddy bears. We sat together under the canopy to sing songs, eat our snack, to make crafts and to read some books.

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Keep on reading to get some awesome ideas. We read some of those books and made some of those crafts. Our favorite parts were playing some board games and making up stories. We took turns sharing the stories we were making up. 🙂

The kids actually did fall asleep under the canopy and slept through the night. Are we planning on doing this again? Absolutely! Tearing down camp was super quick and super easy, especially because everyone was helping. It is definitely worth giving it a try.

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Books to Read

Curious George Goes Camping

A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee

S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet

Maisy Goes Camping: A Maisy First Experience Book

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Games to Play

Play a game of beginner chess (here’s a great book)

Play an age-appropriate board game (like this one, this one or this one)

Tell a fun bedtime story with each other as characters

After the indoor camping is over, play the clean-up game

Play fingerplays together

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Crafts to Make

Going Camping (Coloring Book)

Grab these free printable camping worksheets

Make a few camping-related crafts

Make a bonfire craft and sing a song

Make 3D stars to hang from the ceiling

Make the Living Room the Most Fun Room in Your House

Happy Camping! 😉

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Comments

  1. I absolutely love love love this idea! My daughter and I have been planning on having a fun living room sleepover party with grandma since we are living with my in-laws right now. This is exactly what I needed for some fun ideas besides watching a movie! Thank you so much for this post. I am pinning for sure.

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