Monday, January 19, 2015

Fun game for hiking kids: Toe to Toe

Photo courtesy of Photoree
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 Toe to Toe.

Find an area of low cut grass or that is sandy. Remove any stones, twigs and debris from it. Next, have children take off their boot and socks, which is great for airing out their feet on hot days.

Have two children lay on the cleared area, big toe to big toe. They now must roll on the ground, keeping theit toes touching one another as they do.

This can be turned into competition with the winner the pair that makes the most rolls before their toes stop touching.

Materials: None

Ages: 4 and up

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