I wasn't sure where to post this, so I hope this is ok!
We have a 5 day camping trip planned for the August long weekend, and I need some great activities to keep DS busy during the down times. This will be DS's 3rd camping trip (his first was when he was a year and a half, his second was last summer). This is definitely our longest trip at 5 days when we usually do 3, and I don't want him to get bored. Bored DS = crazy DS lol.
We have all the typical activities planned: hiking, time at the beach every day, canoeing, plus we are bringing our dog, so we'll do lots of walking around and playing with her (this is also her first camping trip, please share if you have any dog camping tips too!)
I'm bringing some of his favorite toys, action figures and cars, etc. as well as some larger toys for digging in the dirt (trucks, shovels, buckets, etc.) and a bug box for catching interesting bugs (the rule is we put them back in 24 hours). Coloring books and crayons and a few board and card games....anything else?
What have you done with your kids that has been a big hit? I'm mostly concerned that what I bring will become boring after a few days, and I certainly don't want to pack too many toys...more variety in activity would be great!