Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hiking activity: Through the Looking Glass

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 Through the Looking Glass.

Sometimes along the trail you’ll encounter fallen trees or tumbled boulders that you have to go around. Excite your kids’ imaginations by pretending that it really is a portal entering another dimension. Now have kids describe how everything is different in your new universe. You can switch back to our usual dimension – or a totally new one – when you come across another obstacle.

Materials: Imagination

Ages: 5 and up

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