As a family we love walking in the woods/forest. Last week we got to go on some lovely forest walks in the sunshine.
Sometimes children can get a little bored by the end, so I like to think of things for them to do on the walk. Here is my list of things to do on a forest walk…..
- How many different things can you find coloured green (or yellow, or brown etc….)
- How many things can you find that begin with the letter ‘S’ or ‘T’ or ‘L’ etc….
- How many different creatures/bugs can you find
- How many different leaves can you find
- Can you find something of every colour (of the rainbow)
- How many different sounds can you hear
- Walk along a log
- Climb a tree
- Jump in muddy puddles
- Play with leaves (in autumn)
- Collect different types of leaves to take home to do leaf rubbings
- Take a camera for kids to take photos
- Make a scavenger hunt of things for kids to find eg feather, leaves, stick, pinecone, something rough, smooth, round, pretty, noisy etc
- Go on a bear hunt
- How many different birds can you see
This is how my children got on last week at their attempt of finding something of every colour. Not bad I think, as we did find a purple flower too, but I told them not to pick that.
We also walked along logs and found fallen branches to use for sweeping like Cinderella all the way round.
We spotted bugs and the best part was, we actually saw a snake! (yes, honestly!).
We love walking in the forest. Fresh air, exercise, peace (though not so much with my children) and nature, you can’t beat it!