Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fun game for hiking kids: Find It Fast!

Finding something "gray."
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 Find It Fast!

During a rest break, call out a single word – a color, shape, name of an object, such as yellow, oval or berry bus. The kids in your group then must run to and point at an object that matches the word; for example, if you call “oval,” the child might run to an oval leaf or an oval mud puddle. The first child to find an object matching the word you call out wins.

Materials: None needed

Ages: Four and up

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