Spring is a great time for children to spend time outdoors and explore nature. Nature walks are simple yet fun for children of all ages plus they can assist in their learning, mobility and appreciation for nature.
There are many opportunities to get creative during your walks with activities such as:
Drawing a picture. You can take a seat on the grass or on a bench, where your child can draw flowers, people, trees and birds.
Writing a story. Help your child put their thoughts into words. You can assist them in writing a story or just recording the events of the day into a journal.
Taking a picture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you have a digital camera or phone, you can use it to take good quality photos that can be uploaded to your computer and printed out. If you want to keep it old school, you can use a disposable camera to take a few shots that can be developed at a later time.
If you have an infant or toddler, they will just enjoy the fresh air and new scenery. If your child is older, you may want to try a nature scrapbooking project. Enjoy your creative walks this spring!