We love telling funny campfire stories! We have always told stories to our children at bedtime. Telling stories around the campfire is even more special!
Here's how to start your own family tradition of telling stories around the campfire.
The best campfire stories for kids are the ones that you make up yourself. All children love to hear stories about themselves!
When you are feeling creative, you can start with just about anything, and a story will come flowing out.
"Once day a little boy named ____________ found a rock. He decided to pick it up and use it to…."
The stories don't have to be masterpieces! Your children will be captivated with whatever you create - as long as they are the main characters.
How about "When _______ climbed to the top of a huge tree, he was surprised to find….."
Sometimes, though, the creative juices don't flow and coming up with a story is harder.
That's when you need the techniques I describe below.
Use these storytelling devices to get the ideas started and to get everyone involved.
Begin telling a story about anything you like. You don't have to have a great or fancy idea. Just start.
When you run out of ideas - or when you get to a suspenseful point - stop.
The person beside you takes over.
Continue around the circle until everyone has had a few turns, or until the story comes to an end.
Here are a few ideas to get you started - but remember, the best stories are the ones custom-designed by you and your family.
This technique is similar - except that each person contributes just one word!
You'll probably start it out with "Once". The next three people will most likely contribute "upon" "a" and "time". After that, it's anyone's guess!
Soon you'll all be laughing at the silliness you have created!
Sometimes you just don't feel creative! You'd rather read or tell a story that already exists.
One of the best parts about camping is the time and space to have fun with those you love, away from the distractions of everyday life.
Telling funny campfire stories together is a great way to create warm feelings of family togetherness.