Who says camping should always be done outdoors? When you have the right tools and a wide imagination, you can bring camping fun indoors—no jungles or wild animals needed!
With the kids cooped up at home right now, you’re probably running out of ideas on how to keep them busy and away from their gadgets. Open-ended, creative toys like the latest McDonald’s Happy Meal featuring a Pokemon-themed Jungle Survival Kit will make the little ones feel like they’re going on a safari—right in their own home! Here’s how:
Make your own “tent” or fort.
No tent? No problem! All you need is two chairs, a large bedsheet, and heavy items like a stack of books to make a fort. With the back of the seats facing one another, drape the bedsheet over them, leaving one side open as the “entrance” to the fort. For a better, bigger fort, set up another chair farther from the two main chairs.
Decorate your fort with a Pikachu Camping Lamp Cup to keep your tent lit, plus the Pikachu Handy Fan to stay cool while hanging out in the fort with the kids.
Set up a day and night safari—with animals to see!
Ready to see some lions, tigers, maybe some zebras? Well, that will all depend on your child’s imagination and the stuffed toys they’ve got in their toy box! Set up a safari by hiding a few of their stuffed toy animals around your home and having your child spot them all. Have them wear their Pikachu Sun Visor to get into the outdoorsy mood and create a mini-explorer bag using the Happy Meal box that contains their Pikachu Explorer Lens, Pikachu Periscope, and Pikachu Whistle.
Encourage your child to search for animals in the wild, and have them blow on the whistle with each successful find. This “hide and seek” game helps them build their patience, perseverance, and it’s simply just fun!
Create a treasure hunt.
Knowing how to use a compass might be a long-forgotten skill during this time of Google Maps and Waze, but when you’re an explorer, going back to basics—knowing what North, South, East, West are—are valuable life skills that you can teach your child.
Create a treasure map that leads to a coveted toy or item of theirs, and hide it in a spot that is accessible but hidden to your child. If you can bury the toy inside a pile of legos or sand, they can use the Pikachu Digging Tools to find them. Using the Pikachu Compass, give your child a time limitto find their hidden treasure. They can bring extra tools, like the Pikachu Whistle, Pikachu Explorer Lens, or the Pikachu Camping Lamp Cup, to give them an edge in finding their treasure!
A treasure hunt is always a good idea for kids to do, and the reason it’s so popular is that kids love the thrill of discovering new things and are naturally curious and fearless when they do it. They use not just their imagination but also their critical thinking and logic to find the hidden treasure. It also helps them become more patient and hardworking, teaching them that even if it’s hard to work towards what they want, the reward will always be great because they worked hard to get what they want. They’ll employ their “I can do it!” attitude, making them more independent learners, too!
Each of the eight toys teaches important life and survival skills while still having fun! If you want to collect them all as soon as possible, just add Php50 to any meal to get a burger McDo Happy Meal!
Every day you get to spend indoors with your family and loved ones will always be a memorable time, especially when you do something as fun and unique as indoor camping. It’s something your kids will never forget!
To start completing your set, order your favorite McDo Happy Meal now via McDelivery, Drive-thru, Take-out or dine-in!
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