Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fun game for hiking kids: Connection Hunt

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 Connection Hunt.

This game is similar to a scavenger hunt, except kids need to collect items that are interrelated – for example, an oak leaf, an acorn and a piece of bark from an oak tree all are related. This is a great way to teach kids about cycles and relationships in nature; the older and more cognitively mature the child, the more complex of a cycle that can be explained.

Materials: None needed.

Ages: 3 and up

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