Sometimes I hear that kids make it difficult for parents to get exercise and occasionally that is true in our household. My philosophy is that kids want to play and be active, so play and be active with them. These nature walks are probably not going to be at 3 miles per hour that evidence suggests is going to make a huge difference in your health, but any exercise will be beneficial. So go out and get moving, experience nature with your kids, and get some vitamin D.
The first nature walk we did was an ABC scavenger hunt. I have seen a few different links for this and at this link is a free printable. We decided to just write out our letters on a piece of laminated paper and write what we found with a dry erase crayon.
Unfortunately, we got a little rained on so we didn't get to all the letters, but it was still fun getting out and playing regardless of the weather.
The next great scavenger hunt to try is a Toddler nature walk from Mama OT. Learn about all the health and safety benefits of taking your small child on a nature walk.
Have some older kids? Try this scavenger hunt from Minds in Bloom to see how well they can spot what is out place.
For kids of all ages, stop by The Taylor House to get a free printable for a fun nature scavenger hunt. This is a great list for any hiking or walking trail that you have nearby. Laminate it and use it over and over again.
I hope you try one or all of these scavenger hunts and use them as a way to get out and get active with the family. Thanks for stopping by and if you like it pin it please 🙂