Saturday, August 18, 2012

Great activity for children on day hikes: Cloud Pictures

"It looks like a jack-o'-lantern."
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 Cloud Pictures.

During a rest stop, lie down on ground or lean against backpacks/trees. Look up at the sky and try to find shapes they can see in the clouds; make up stories about what these different shapes are doing in the sky.

Materials needed: Clouds

Ages: 4 and up

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