Giving kids a mission is one way to kick up the fun factor on a hike.
Here’s a few ideas from my new book, Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia:
- Look for the perfect walking stick or magic wand
- Search for hollow trees
- Play “I Spy” using the primary and secondary colours
- Go geocaching
- Bring a favourite stuffy for photo ops along the trail
- Prepare a list and make it a scavenger hunt