Make a S’more!


This summer camp lesson plan centers on camping activities and experiments to engage preschool-age learners. The unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity- Camping art
  • Circle time- Camping
  • Kid’s campfire
  • Outside play- Nature walk
  • Campfire process art
  • Center play- Build a tent
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Paper bumblebees
  • Circle time- Bugs!
  • Bug hunting
  • Outside play- Real bug hunt
  • Build a bug
  • Center play- Plastic bugs
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Make binoculars
  • Circle time- Bear hunt
  • We’re going on a bear hunt: Map
  • Outside play-Nature walk
  • Fork art bear
  • Center play- Build a campsite
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Camping bingo
  • Circle time- Do not play with fire
  • Freeze dance
  • Outside play – Practice Stop, Drop, and Roll
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll craft
  • Center play- Make a fire
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Camping coloring page
  • Circle time- Camping activities
  • Camping lantern craft
  • Outside play- Fishing
  • Paint with worms
  • Center play- Pretend camping trip
  • Reflection