Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bring magnifying glasses on hike with kids

Photo courtesy of Maryland DNR.
When hiking, consider bringing a magnifying glass.

Toddlers to older elementary kids (and even adventurous teens) will enjoy getting close-up looks at everything from bugs to bark, from flower blossoms to the crystalline structure of rocks.

As the lens likely will scratch with repeated use, purchase an inexpensive kids version.

More great day hiking games and activities for kids:
g Butterfly nets
g Grab bag
g Nature bingo
g Game Show
g When You Hear Train

Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.