Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Game for hiking kids: Find Your Way Back

"Hey, I'm not a tree!"
Illustration courtesy of Wikipedia
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 Your Way Back.

During a rest stop, blindfold the child with a bandana or handkerchief. Using a zigzagging, indirect route, lead the child to a tree. Have the child touch the tree for a minute. Then lead the child away. Take the blindfold off and have the child find the tree to which they were led. Works best with older elementary school children.

Materials: Bandana or handkerchief for blindfold

Ages: 10 and up

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