Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great activity for day hike with kids: Journaling

For kids who like to write, journaling can be a fun hiking activity.
Illustration courtesy of K Whiteford.
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 journaling.

If your child likes to write, the outdoors can be an inspiring place to put pen to paper. They might keep nature journals, writing about what they’ve observed on the hike.

Materials: Ink pen, journal

Ages: 14 and up

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