Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fun activity for kids on day hike: What Is It?

"It makes me itch. What is it?"
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 What Is It?

Select on object that that can be found on the trail (It need not be in sight.). Then give a clue. For example, you might select "poison ivy." Your clue could be, "It makes me itch." Each child takes a turn giving a guess (go in order of youngest to oldest). If you no one successfully guesses, give another clue, such as "Leaves of three." The child who successfully guesses gets to select the next object and give clues about it for the others to guess.

Materials: None needed

Ages: 4 and up

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