Tuesday, January 8, 2013

After hike activity: Look at your photos

Make sure you’ve taken photos of each kid and of the best sights you saw.

For toddlers, looking at the photos may be all that you do. With older kids, you might play “Where were we?” and see if the kids can guess at what point of the trail you were on using a map. The photos can be made into posters for your family or living rooms, or you can make them into cards sent during the winter holidays.

Such activities make a memorable end to a day hike. To keep kid’s enthusiasm charged, “review” the hike in kid-friendly ways. While you really can’t do this with infants, most toddlers and older kids will enjoy it.

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