Camping and Hiking – Revised
Many city kids don’t get the chance to attend summer camp, or go hiking. Storytime can be a great way to introduce the subject and motivate families to enjoy local parks. Offer handouts on your local parks or other free summer programs that families could enjoy. For a craft, make simple leaf rubbings or pinecone bird feeders. Also, check out our earlier Camping storytime suggestions: www.bayviews.org/storytime/stcamp/
Anon. Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip. Peppa and family vacation on a camper van.
Berry, Lynne. Duck Tents. Five little ducks go camping; read this after singing the song “Five Little Ducks.”
Clements, Andrew. Because Your Mommy Loves You. A camping trip provides an opportunity for mother and son bonding.
Coyle, Carmela. Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? In a brief rhyming text, Princess demonstrates that girls can enjoy roughing it on a camping trip.
Idle, Molly. Camp Rex. The Dino-Scouts go on a camping trip.
Manning, Jane. Millie Fierce Sleeps Out. During a backyard campout, Millie protects her friends from a howling dog.
Percival, Tom. Herman’s Vacation. A bear and raccoon can’t afford a grand vacation so they plan a camping trip. With seven flaps to add to the fun.
Rosen, Michael. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The audience will join in the repeated refrain in this popular camp chant.
Scanlon, Elizabeth G. In the Canyon. The Grand Canyon is the setting of this rhyming story about hiking.
Singer, Marilyn. I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes. In this rhyming story, fashionista Sadie shows that anyone can enjoy a camping trip while wearing your best dress.
Soman, David. Ladybug Girl and Bingo. Ladybug Girl goes camping with the family and their dog Bingo.
Wargin, Kathy-jo. Scare a Bear. In this fun rhyming story, readers are asked if they can scare various forest creatures.
Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping. Scaredy doesn’t want to go camping if he can’t plug in his TV.
App: Peekaboo Forest: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.foes.kids.peekforest