Wednesday, January 4, 2012

After hike activity with kids: Save trail maps

Once you’ve completed your first hike, pat yourself on the back. You’ve done a lot of work but have taken the first step into a larger world for both you and your children.

To keep kid’s enthusiasm charged, “review” the hike in kid-friendly ways. While you really can’t do this with infants, most toddlers and older kids will enjoy it. One post-hike activity you might consider is save the trail maps.

Write on the map the day you hiked the trail and store them away in a notebook or file folder. Years from now, your kids may wish to make the same hike again … perhaps with their own children.

More great after the hike activities:
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Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.