Rob Bignell's Blog – May 2012 Archive (5)

Activity for drive to trailhead: Your New Chief Navigator

Even if you’ve got your children excited about going on a day hike, you have to get them to the trailhead, probably in a motor vehicle. Sometimes those drives to a national forest, nature preserve, or state park can be long. You can keep kids’ spirits up by playing games or doing activities on the drive there. One such activity is having kids learn how to read maps by navigating for you.

They can provide instructions about when and which way to turn, for example, by reading a road…

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Added by Rob Bignell on May 30, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Hiking games and activities for kids: Whichever Way the Wind Blows

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 Whichever Way the Wind Blows.



If there is a slight breeze, have your children identify which way the wind is blowing. Then have them identify…

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Added by Rob Bignell on May 28, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Hiking games and activities for kids: Hungry, Hungry Ants

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 Hungry, Hungry Ants.





Once you spot an ant hill, see if its inhabitants have a trail of workers leading away from their…

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Added by Rob Bignell on May 22, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments

Getting reluctant kids excited about hike: Coloring pages

Most children will find fun the idea of a hike and explore. Still, kids can be fickle creatures. Their lack of knowledge and experience in the world often makes them cautious about suggested activities. And in today’s video game-oriented, 300-cable channel, Internet-connected world, some kids may be reluctant – or even afraid – to get outside.





You want to sway kids to at least entertain the notion that a hike might be fun. If they hit the trail thinking a long stretch of…

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Added by Rob Bignell on May 21, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

Great hiking activity for kids: Indentifying Animals

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 "Indentifying Animals.

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Bring a kid-friendly field guide and see how many animals you can identify on the trail. Most of the animals you…

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Added by Rob Bignell on May 18, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

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