It’s not a true camping experience without a campfire. After spending the day enjoying nature with the family, there’s no better way to cap it off than gathering around the fire for a relaxing night filled with fun and memories that will last a lifetime.
From food, to games, to spooky stories, there are a number of activities for you and the whole family to enjoy by the campfire on your next camping trip. Of course, you don’t need to be camping to enjoy a night by the fire either. You can have an equally great experience in the comfort of your own backyard! If you don’t have a fire pit, you can still enjoy a fire with our Radiate Portable Campfire. Our campfires burn in the tins they come in for quick, ease of use anywhere you are!
Below, we have listed a few classic campfire activities the entire family is guaranteed to enjoy.
A staple for any campfire. There’s nothing like reaching into the campfire with a marshmallow at the end of your stick and toasting it to your liking. Whether you like your marshmallows lightly toasted, golden, or even burnt, you can’t go wrong with bringing bags of marshmallows for the family to enjoy.
Try our stainless steel 4 piece roasting sticks for more fun! With up to 45" of reach for even more convenience.
Making delicious s’mores
Hopefully you brought extra marshmallows, because you will need more for your s’mores! Another classic campfire activity, making s’mores is as fun as it is tasty. All you need is marshmallows, some graham crackers and chocolate, and you’ll have yourself a delicious treat.
You can toast marshmallows and make the perfect s’mores with the Radiate Portable Campfire. The Radiate Portable Campfire can be taken almost anywhere and is made from recycled products here in the USA. The campfire is simple to light as all it takes is the lighting of a few of the paper briquets. Burn time for the Radiate Portable Campfire is 3+ hours, so plenty of time for you and the family to enjoy a perfect night of camping.
Telling scary stories
Ghosts, Bigfoot, headless horsemen… the list goes on for scary stories to tell around the fire. After you’ve made your s’mores, sit back and spook the family with unforgettable creepy tales. Another campfire classic.
Whether it’s the 4th of July or a cold day in October, sparklers are a perfect campfire activity for the family. Just light the sparklers in your fire and enjoy the look on your kids’ faces as they have the time of their life.
After a long day of camping, you are bound to have some hungry campers. Hopefully you brought some food to barbeque, because grilling out by the campfire is a must. Whether it’s steak, chicken, pork, sausages, burgers or hot dogs, you can make yourself and your family a delicious dinner by the campfire. Don’t forget to throw some vegetables in the mix too!
There are an endless number of games to play by the campfire. From card games, to memory games and beyond, it’s impossible to get bored. Heck, you can even get creative and make up a game of your own!
A few campfire favorites...
- Truth or dare: An obvious classic. Go around the campfire and ask “truth or dare?” The person will pick one, and have to either answer a question truthfully or do something crazy for the dare… (just not TOO crazy!...)
- Telephone: Go around the fire and whisper one word in the ear of the person next to you. The last person who gets the full secret message must relay it to the entire group.
- Name that tune: This one is simple. Play a song and guess the title and artist. If you have a musician in your group, even better!
- Two truths and a lie: This one is self-explanatory. Each person tells two truths about themselves and one lie. Others must guess which of the three things is the lie.
Does anyone in your group know how to play the guitar? If so, there is nothing better than gathering around and singing classic campfire songs by the fire. If you don’t have any musicians around, no worries, you can have just as much fun singing along to your favorite songs on your playlist with a speaker!
Sure, typically you want to avoid technology when out enjoying a night of camping, but sitting by the fire and watching movies is an exception. You can’t go wrong by bringing a projector along and enjoying a relaxing movie night by the campfire with the family. If you’re able to enjoy a movie in your backyard, invite your friends and enjoy the glow of the fire next to your favorite movie(s).
We hope this helps you plan your next campfire evening! Pro tip: avoid the aftermath of campfire smell on your clothes with a Radiate Portable Campfire! Try our Eucalyptus scent to deter mosquitoes and other bugs from joining the party!