This past week, I took a few days off from work to celebrate the start of our kids summer vacation and the end to a remarkable school year for both of them. We took a couple of days to go camping at French Creek State Park. It had been a few years since we have camped with just the four of us (plus the dog). And we really had a great time – spending time together and making many new memories.
One of the memories that I will have of this trip was a game that Hannah and Isaac came up with around the campfire. I’m guessing that they learned this game at one of their camping experiences last year. I’m not sure of the exact name of the game, but I think it should be called “Guess Who I Am.” In this game, the kids wrote down words that represented something on our camping trip. These words word were then taped to our foreheads so we couldn’t see them. Our goal was to ask questions in order to figure out what was on our paper.
It was hilarious to listen to the questions and answers as we went around the fire trying to guess who we were. For the first round, I was a chair. At one point, I became our newest dutch oven recipe – Hot Dog Pot Pie. Needless to say, we had some great family time together. My guess is that this will become a regular campfire game for our family.
Do you go camping? What do your campfire activities look like? What other things do you do to create family memories?