Sunday, August 26, 2012

Great games for day hiking kids: Twenty questions

"Is it white?" "Yes." "Does it have a yellow center?" "Yes."
Photo courtesy of Larisa Koshkina.
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 Twenty Questions.

Give the traditional car and camping game a nature twist. Have the child selecting the object to be guessed select something that could be seen on the trail.

Materials: None needed

Ages: 8 and up

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