Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fun activity for kids on day hike: Animal Homes

Wood stork nest. Photo courtesy of South Carolina 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 is Animal Homes.

Have children identify place animal might live, such as in a tree (nest on branch, hollow in trunk, beneath fallen log). Ask them what different animals live in those spots and why the animal might choose to live there.

Materials: None

Ages: 9 and up

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