Yurts make camping fun.

Do you camp in a tent, cabin, or an RV? Oregon’s state parks have yurts.

Round yurts keep rain and wind out. People can use yurts all year long. It is good for parks to have campers.


READ MORE: Oregon’s state parks had fewer campers. What would bring people to visit? A park manager thought of setting up yurts. People started renting them. The parks now have 192! Sheepherders in Mongolia have lived in yurts for more than 3,000 years. They are made of lightweight wood covered with felt. Yurts are taken apart when the sheep need to move to new grazing patches. God Himself came down into the tent of meeting when the Israelites were in the wilderness. Read Exodus 40:34.

Lesson #6: Houses That Move. Your kids know about moveable tents, campers, and the like. Have they ever seen a yurt? Watch this quick video to see how one is assembled (https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/16538486376). Have the children make their own. You’ll find directions here: (http://www.domerama.com/fabricating/build-a-yurt-model/).