Because we are a family that loves being outdoors, it is probably no surprise we love to go camping. We are lucky to have the Great Smoky Mountains practically in our back yard. We are privy to a huge number of campgrounds with lush greenery, babbling brooks, river rapids, and of course, the majestic mountains. We have seen breathtaking waterfalls, caught some mega big fish (I mean, these suckers were a mile long at the very least lol) and told some awesome ghost stories. When the kids have had their fill of exploring the area around us, have played tag, caught a fish or two and splashed in the water, they are bored. I have begun taking things with us that will keep them interested for the weekend. One of my latest and I must say, best finds were some cool toys to make camping fun for kids from Educational Insights.

How To Make Camping Fun For Kids

Not only are my kids adventurous, they also love to learn. Because we homeschool Henry, any chance I get to teach him and make it fun, I grab it! When we were talking about out next camping trip, the kids said they wanted to get a telescope. I thought if I was interested in how to making camping fun for kids, that was a great suggestion. I looked and those suckers can be pricey! When I saw the adorable Moonscope ($49.99) from the Nancy B’s Science Club line offered at Educational Insights, it was perfect! You can use your Moonscope for looking at the moon or stars, the clouds, mountains, or anything that catches your eye. The possibilities really are endless. The Moonscrop folds easily for travel, is very well constructed and comes with The Sky Gazer’s Journal, which has activities and lots of cool facts. This is definitely an item the kids will get a lot of use from and will not get easily bored with.

How To Make Camping Fun For Kids

We were also sent the Nancy B AquaScope ($34.99) for looking at all kinds of plants and underwater creatures. It can magnify objects up to 5 times larger and with the built in LED lights, you get an even better look at the tiniest of critters. The AquaScope also comes with a thermometer stip and and activity journal that has a lot of really fun science experiments the kids can do.  To round off the trio of product we received, we also got the Binoculars and Wildlife Journal ($15.99) , which Caitlin absolutely loves. We have an abandoned house across the street and you can see her over there often with the binoculars and her journal close by. She has seen a lot of birds, lizards, feral cats and other animals, insects and reptiles. These are also fun for the kids to use while in the car to watch the passing scenery. We are in love with the fun and education products from Nancy B’s Science Club and our favorite go to place, Educational Insights. This California based company manufactures products that have educational value and are lots of fun. The products, which include subject-specific classroom products, teacher resources, educational toys, and games, are designed by seasoned educators and parents who know that, first and foremost, learning must be fun. You can purchase the Nancy B’s Science Club products online from Educational Insights along with their extensive line of toys, games and other materials. TO stay up todate with the latest products, sales and deals at Educational Insights, be sure to sign up for their newsletter.

One USA reader will win (1) Moonscope ($49.99), AquaScope ($34.99) and Binoculars and Wildlife Journal ($15.99) from the Nancy B’s Science Club line of products. (Total value $100.97)


  1. I like the Language Tutor® Learning System Picture Words Card Set. My nephew is young and learning spanish and this would help a lot.

  2. I love the Nancy B’s Science Club AquaScope™ and Underwater Wonders Activity Journal. My 9 year old daughter would get a lot of use out of it. Must put this on the list for gifts to get her for Christmas. Thank you for the great idea! (Winning this would be even better!) ^_^

  3. I like the design & Drill® Take-Along Toolkit. I can think of at least three little people on my list this year that would LOVE this as a gift.

  4. I have 5 children, some would love the MoonScope while others would love the AquaScope. I love they all of these products make learning fun, something that it very important to this homeschooling Momma!

  5. I really like the GeoSafari Mini Ant Factory. I’ve always seen ones like this on tv & in cartoons. I never seen them anywhere else & always thought it would be cool to have one. A lot of kids like bugs & this is an interesting way to study them.

  6. Sprout & Grow™ Greenhouse with Wonder Soil™ I think would be my daughters favorite but I think she would love everything.

  7. I checked out the educational insights website and I think my boys would love the GeoSafari Dino Digs Velociraptors. It looks like a lot of fun!

  8. I’d like the smart talk game, I think this would help my son develop his reading skills!!

    Also following you via Pinterest – StaceyRenee711

  9. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in
    your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon.

  10. It is too hard to pick one favorite, they have so many nice things. In addition to the things in the giveaway, I know my daughter would like the GeoSafari® Mystery Rock®.

  11. I like the AlphaMagnets® Jumbo Lowercase Multicolored Magnets.

    Also, the tweet you sent is over 140 characters so I removed one of the hashtags so it would fit.

  12. My son would have so much fun with the sonic sleuth . I can just see him now and he will be laugh while trying to be sneaky

  13. I really love the one that is in the giveaway, but if I had to pick another one it would be the green house.

  14. My daughter loves planting and watering our garden. It’s so hot here that the GreenThumb Classroom Greenhouse would be ideal for us to keep indoors and keep our garden growing!

  15. I’ve had my eye on the Shelby’s Snack Shack game for a while. I would love to have that for my grandchildren.

  16. That Nancy B AquaScope looks great. There are so many things to see underwater but you usually can’t see them unless you are in the water. No need to go swimming with this.

  17. I think the Geosafari Sonic Sleuth is really neat,too! All the products on Educational Insights are just wonderful!

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