Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fun activity for kids on day hike: Classes

"Plants." "Um...trees...ferns...bushes..."
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
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 Classes.

Announce the name of a class of objects, such as “presidents,” “football players” or “mountains.” Kids then try to name as many people or objects as they can in that class.

Materials: None needed

Ages: 10 and up

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