Having a Backyard Camp Out with Your Kids
I put this in Community Building because teaching your children to enjoy a simpler (collapsed) lifestyle is all about building the communities that will come in their lifetime.
Here's a good article on how to have a backyard camp out with your children.
"Camping is a great way to bond as a family, talking and telling stories around a campfire. It helps teach kids the value of working together to pitch a tent or cook a meal (or a s’more). And it’s a great way to get kids outdoors, watching the clouds or the stars instead of videos; playing live games instead of video games.
If you’ve got reluctant or first-time campers in your family, a backyard campout is a great way to ease them into the experience and get them hooked so they’ll be eager to try camping somewhere else.
Pitch a tent, start a fire (whether real or make-believe) and prepare food together. Explore nature, play games, sing songs and tell stories around the campfire. You’ll have a blast with your kids, and create fun camping memories that’ll last a lifetime.
We all need a break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, as well as the electronic devices that keep us connected. Studies show that when you get out into nature, it helps reduce stress and keep us healthy. And if you don’t have the time or money for a family getaway, it’s easy to create a calm space in your own backyard."