Monday, January 30, 2012

Fun activity for hiking kids: Finding Patterns

Generally, exploring and discovery is enough for kids, but sometimes even they can grow bored with that and become restless. Remember that they naturally have shorter attention spans than adults.

Fortunately, there are lots of tried and true activities you can do on the trail that’ll keep kids from getting bored. Among them is Finding Patterns.

Nature is full of patterns, from the shape of flower petals to the coloring of butterfly wings. Have your children identify different shapes and designs they notice on the trail.

Materials: None needed.

Ages: 5 and up.

Learn about more than a hundred other hiking diversions for kids in Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.