Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fun game on winter hike: Freezing Bubbles

Illustration courtesy of Maryland DNR.
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 for a winter hike is Freezing Bubbles.

If going on a winter hike, during a rest break have kids blow bubbles using a classic bubble wand. So long as the temperature is below 32 degrees, the bubble will freeze into a crystal sphere – and then shatter!

Materials: Bubble solution and wand

Ages: All

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