12:01 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy
There is nothing more gratifying for the mind, body and soul than a day out surrounded by nature. Sometimes, I like to turn off the TV, power down the cell phones, grab the kids and spend the days outdoors appreciating all Mother Nature has to offer. Because we can’t just pack up and go on vacation; or always afford a day away from home, sometimes a little backyard camping is all we need to reconnect with nature’s beauty. Backyard camping in nature is not only fun for the kids because it’s a change from their usual habits, but it can be a fun learning experience, too, as they learn about birds, insects, trees, flowers, and more.
We were recently sent a few items from Magic Cabin that enhanced my children’s backyard camp out experience. Here’s how we enjoyed them:
After exploring everything the outdoors had to offer, we then had a "picnic" for dinner, followed by some more play in their tent. When it got dark, we fired up our fire pit (if you don’t have one…a charcoal grill works great, too) and used our new Marshmallow Tree to roast marshmallows to make s'mores while enjoying the night sky and each other’s company. This campfire essential allowed us to roast enough marshmallows for everyone all at once.
Our backyard camp out was fun and restful; and the boys even learned a few things too.
More information about the featured items from Magic Cabin:
Camping Tent: This professional-looking tent morphs from folded to full-of-kids in a moment. Thanks to "one-touch" technology, you just lift it out of its carry bag, hold it up, shake it to snap it into shape, and let the pretend adventures begin! Included carry bag makes it a breeze to pack along to the beach, lake or campsite. Features include a waterproof poly oxford floor adds to its versatility, netting at the roof ensures good ventilation, and the durable, UV-treated, 30-SPF-coated polyester fabric adds extra protection from the sun's rays. For happy campers ages 3 and up.
Size: Approx. 48" x 48" x 36"
Audubon Bird Call: You can attract many birds with the Audubon Bird Call, a little birchwood and pewter device that chirps and twitters - imitating several birdcalls - when you twist it. Easy to tuck in a pocket or backpack, or carry around your neck on a string. Handcrafted in New England. For ages 5 and up.
Optic Explorer: Young explorers can carry this 2-in-1 telescope/microscope in their pockets or backpacks for up-close viewing of bugs, birds, rocks, leaves and other natural (or man-made) treasures.Perfect for school field trips, camping, hiking or backyard explorations. 12x microscope extends to become a 7x telescope. Contains an 18mm object lens.Colors will vary, Blue or Red we will choose for you. For ages 8 and up.
Marshmallow Tree: Whether they're roughing it in the woods or merely pretend-camping in the backyard, kids will love our 10-prong Marshmallow Tree. It's made from non-stick coated steel wire that's bent and turned to look like the branches of a tree, and has a rosewood-stained, tapered wood handle
Buy it: All the items featured in this review can be purchased directly from Magic Cabin.
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