These camping books for preschoolers are perfect for young readers. If you and your family love the great outdoors, reading some of these preschool camping theme books before going on your next camping trip can be a great way to get excited and ready to go!
These are some of our favorite camping books for little learners and are a great way to get them excited for their first camping trip or to introduce them to camping by setting up a tent in the great big backyard. Having a fun book or two is a great addition to a peaceful camping trip. You can buy your own books or head to the local library and pick up a few.
When it comes to fun camping books, make sure to check out this collection of camping books below that are perfect for bringing along on your next family camping trip.
Reading at a young age sets a strong foundation for the future. In our house, we literally go through about 10-20 books every single week. Our youngest loves picture books, while our oldest prefers chapter books about camping.
And it’s no secret that camping is a part of our life as well, so it just makes sense that we’ve grown up reading camping books to our kiddos. When they were younger (many, many moons ago), we discovered some awesome camping books for preschoolers that we’re excited to share with you today.
Most of these are geared toward young readers, but you can easily read these family-friendly camping books and enjoy them together as a family.
You can use these books to set up a fun preschool camping theme for your little loves to enjoy! Or use them to create excitement for a fun camping day! The options are endless in the various ways to introduce the love of reading and camping to your toddler or preschooler.
10 of the Best Camping Books for Preschoolers
While these are just 10 of the camping books that we love, there are so many great camping books to read and explore! Below you’ll find some of the favorites that we hope you’ll love as well.
Don’t forget that along with books for your upcoming camping trip, you can add in a little bit of other camping fun! A fun interactive game of camp charades is never a bad idea, and you can also make extra campfire moments by different approaches to outdoor fun.
Every busy family knows that there’s nothing like a starry night that makes the best camping trip fun. Let the kids pack their own campout kit full of treats and games and don’t forget the children’s books! The most important thing is that they’re a part of the process so that they’ll love helping to plan their own camping trips!
Ready to see the list of books for young learners? I’m sure you’ll find a perfect book or two here!
Oliver and Hopes Adventure Under the Stars
Who doesn’t love the idea of having a little adventure under the stars? Your preschooler will love this camping book and all the beautiful pictures!
This is actually a great book to talk about with your child and hear their thoughts as well. Talk about what the book was about and answer any camping questions that your child might have.
I’ve often discovered that while I love camping and everything about it, there are certain things that the kids don’t really understand…and when we sit together outside, looking up at the stars, it’s a great time to open up and talk about all those camping questions and thoughts.
S is for S’Mores
What other words would the letter “S” be for when camping? S’mores are literally one of the best things that kids love about sitting around the campfire! And if you’re preschool child can’t read quite yet, no worries. The pictures in this book are great to look at and talk about together as well.
Don’t ever let the fact that your child can’t read yet stop you from enjoying books together. From camping board books to picture books, there are always options out there that you can enjoy together as a family.
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A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
It’s time for another wild and wacky camping trip and you and your preschooler are invited to join in on the fun! How can one person get into so many crazy shenanigans? When it’s up to Mr. Magee, you better believe that he’s always got something up this sleeve whether he knows it quite yet or not.
Brave Little Camper
This is actually a fun interactive book that your preschool can explore on their own! It’s one of the best books to read in the woods when you’re snuggled up together around the campfire.
The Brave Little Camper is great for toddlers, preschools, and even older kids and adults who are looking for a simple, wholesome story to read together.
Llama Llama Loves Camping
If llama loves it, you know that camping is totally awesome! This is one of our favorite camping books to read aloud. In fact, we’ll often set outside when the sun is setting for the day and take turns reading the pages.
And we might take a cue from the cover of this preschool camping book and have some marshmallows roasting over the fire as well.
Curious George Goes Camping
This little monkey is just too much fun. Follow along on his camping adventure to see how much he loves to camp as well. This is one of our favorite preschool camping books!
He’s just such a fun and curious little monkey that allows draws out the giggles.
Flat Stanley Goes Camping
Flat Stanley goes on the best adventures, ever! We’ve seen and read about him traveling the world and now he’s going camping! If you have the chance to take your own Flat Stanley with you camping, do so. This book is a level 2 book so it introduces the concept of chapter books for 8 years old and above.
Pete the Cat Goes Camping
Everyone loves Pete the Cat. Who knew that he loved the great outdoors so much?! This is such a great choice for camping books for toddlers and preschoolers.
It’s a level 1 reader book so it gives your preschooler or toddler the chance to read out loud to you during the camping trip as well. Can you imagine sitting around the campfire and listening to your child read to you? Talk about a perfect camping trip!
Biscuit Goes Camping
It’s so much fun to be able to take your pup camping and this book talks all about it! This is also the perfect time to talk to your child about the importance of camping with dogs as well!
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping
Learn how to camp from one of the most adventurous girls in the world! It’s no secret that she is always up for an adventure…but this time, that adventure takes her out to explore the beauty of nature.
See how many cute camping stories for preschoolers there are?! And these are great because they can be read to them before camping, after camping or during. Giving them their own camping books introduces them to the world of camping while letting them learn independence as well.
These camping books for preschoolers are super simple, super fun and a great way to let them explore their love of camping! And why stop with just the fun of books? Keep using the imagination and creativity of your preschooler with even more camping themed fun!
Need even more camping stories and books?
- The Little Book of Camping
- Love You S’more
- Camping Book for Kids
- Good Night Campsite
- Fred and Ted Go Camping
- Froggy Goes Camping
- The Tent Mous and the RV Mouse
- C is for Camping
- Daniel Goes Camping
- I Spy Camping
- Peppa Pig Camping
- Camping Fun Cut and Paste Worksheet
- Camping with Kids Cookbook
- Bluey: Camping
Preschool Camping Theme Crafts
When we go camping, we always like to have some sort of camping craft for preschoolers available. One of the favorites that we find just can’t get enough of is our Super Simple Glow Lantern Craft. It’s seriously so simple and so much fun to create.
When you can combine camping books, camping crafts and camping activities together on your camping trip, you’ve created the perfect trifecta for hours upon hours of family fun!
Songs about camping for preschoolers
While we’re at it, let’s talk a moment about singing. In our house, we sing just about everything….we make up songs that talk about food, the great outdoors, and anything else that we find funny and catchy. This is just part of how we roll.
One other thing that we love to do when camping is sit around the campfire and think up fun songs. They can be a mashup of popular songs or ones that we’ve completely made up in our minds. As long as we’re hanging out and soaking up the heat from the campfire, does it really matter what you’re singing anyway?
Take that quiet time around the campfire to immerse yourself into the creativity and mind of your child. Let them make up silly camping songs and stories and allow them to be as creative as they want. You just might find that when they can open up their minds and hearts to you and your family, it creates that much more of a memory for everyone to enjoy.
As you can tell, camping as a family is always an adventure. If you’re ready to start out own family adventure and traditions, make certain to pack up some of these camping books and get ready for the memory-making to start!
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