Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fun game for hiking kids: Sticks in Order

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 Sticks in Order.

During a hike with preschoolers, have them each collect a couple of sticks. During a rest stop, have the children take turns placing the sticks in order from shortest to tallest. You may want to bring along a piece of cloth that you can place the sticks upon so that the latter stands out from the ground.

Materials: Sticks found on the hike

Ages: 3-5 years old

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