Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fun game for kids on hike: Pebble Rainbow

Can you order these pebbles from bright to dark?
Photo courtesy of Petr Kratochvil.
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 Pebble Rainbow.

During the hike, have children collect four or five pebbles or small rocks. At the next rest stop, have the children place the rocks in order of bright to dark. Point out how many different shades of black, gray, blue (or whatever other color is collected) there are.

Materials: Pebbles or small rocks collected on the trail

Ages: 3-5

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