Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fun activity for kids on day hike: Alphaseek

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 Alphaseek.

While hiking, have the children can find objects along the trail that match each letter in the alphabet, beginning with A. As an object is found, the child calls it out, and the group moves on to the next letter. This can be turned into a competition in which the child calling out the most letters wins.

Materials: None

Ages: 10 and up

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