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Campfire Activities for Tots and Preschoolers with Free Printables

Campfires can be so fun and fascinating for many tots and preschoolers.

These Montessori-inspired activities are sure to excite young ones before, during, and after camping experiences.

Activities and printables focus on campfires and s'mores in kid friendly ways that are not scary.

I chose to use s'mores themed foods as manipulatives to add extra sensory experiences to activities.


Montessori-inspired Campfire Activities for Tots and Preschoolers with Free Printables

Campfire Activities for Tots and Preschoolers with Free Printables


S is for S'more Do-a-Dot Page


S is for S'more Do-a-Dot Page

In this activity a child uses the tweezers to place s'mores ingredients on the dots. If tweezers are too challenging, a child can simply use her hands.

A child can choose to use just one ingredient or all three ingredients.

Chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and Golden Grahams are provided.

When I choose to use food as a manipulative, and I'm working with more than one child, I will provide small cups of ingredients that each child can handle and enjoy eating afterwards.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.


S'mores Nomenclature Cards


S'mores Nomenclature Cards


In this activity a child learns the names of the ingredients used to make a s'more through a simple nomenclature card activity.


A teacher or caregiver can also add a real graham cracker, chocolate bar, and marshmallow to the activity to encourage young tots to match up ingredients to the right picture.


One could also use the cards to create a simple matching game.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.


Which S'more is the Same?


Which S'more is the Same?


In this activity a child uses a mini marshmallow to mark the s'more that matches the s'more on the left.


Any marker will do, but I though mini marshmallows could be super fun.


This activity encourages comparison and is a stepping stone to understanding math concepts, especially patterns.


Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.


Which S'more is Different?


Which S'more is Different?


In this activity a child marks the s'more that looks different using a chocolate chip. 


Just like the previous activity, any marker can be used.


This activity encourages comparison and is a great way to prepare for other math concepts like patterns.


Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.


FREE Campfire Patterns for Kids


FREE Campfire Patterns for Kids


When a child is ready to be introduced to patterns, this printable is perfect to go along with other campfire activities.


The teacher or caregiver cuts out each pattern strip, cutting off the last image.


Then the child matches the last image to the correct pattern.


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Campfire Shape Match Up


Campfire Shape Match Up

In this activity a child matches the campfire shapes.

This can be done by simply matching cards, or through a memory game.

The cards can also be used as nomenclature cards.

Please be aware that some children are very sensitive to fire. 

I chose to create a shape themed activity, in hopes that the fires would seem less scary.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.

Campfire Pin Poking Activity


Campfire Pin Poking Activity


In this activity a child uses the pin poker to poke out the campfire on the card. 


Be sure that children are supervised when completing this activity for safety.


Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.


Campfire Painting Activity


Campfire Painting Activity

In this activity, the child uses the paint provided to paint the campfire.

Brown is provided for the logs. Red, orange, and yellow are available to paint fire.

I love that this activity encourages mixing colors and painting within the lines.

Source: The printable for this activity is from our Campfire Printable Pack.

Campfire Activities for Kids with Free Printables


Campfire Activities for Kids with Free Pintables

If you're looking for more challenging campfire activities, be sure to check our campfire activities for elementary learners.


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