Do you enjoy walking through the woods and exploring the great outdoors?
If you’ve ever tried hiking with your kids and wondered why they aren’t as enthused about it as you are, keep reading.
In this article I’ll share six ways to get your kids excited about hiking so your family can enjoy the great outdoors together.
Why Go Hiking With Your Kids?
Hiking is an excellent way to connect with your family. There’s a lot to talk about while you explore the wilderness—not just the great outdoors and the things you see. It’s the perfect time to ask your kids about school, friends and their lives in general.
But sometimes it can be quite a challenge to encourage kids to pull on some hiking boots and hit your favorite hiking trail.
Or would they rather stay inside, glued to the TV or computer?
Want to fix that?
In this article I’ll share 10 ways to lure your kids outside for some fun spring activities and inspire them to stay and play for a while.
Why Outdoor Activities?
It’s important for our children to be involved in outdoor activities and spring is a perfect time to find some fun things to do outside.
After staying inside out of the cold all winter, the change in weather can bring a few challenges: How can you pull your kids away from their electronics? What will entice them to go outdoors? And will they stay there long?
Kids spend enough time inside at school as it is. So, when they have spare time and a beautiful day, it’s important to have some fun outdoor activities ready to go.
Here are 10 items that can help.
Could you use a great way to exercise and “get the wiggles out?”
A family hike is the perfect answer.
In this article, I will show you how to plan a hike that is a fun family adventure in the great outdoors, even if you’ve never been on a hike before.
“Every child needs nature. Not just the ones with parents who appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or set of abilities. Every child,” said Richard Louv, author of eight books about the connections among family, nature and community.