Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun activity for kids on day hike: Copy Bird

Rose-breasted grosbeak
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 Copy Bird.

Have children listen to and attempt to repeat, note for note, the whistles and songs of birds heard as hiking.

Materials: None

Ages: 4 and up

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