Add a twist to the usual trail walk and give kids a chance to discover a powerful nature concept: camouflage! What kid doesn’t like to go on the hunt for treasure? This time, the treasure is purposefully pre-planted yarn of 2 types: bright and colorful and camouflage (green, tan and brown). Kids will get hooked on the “hunt,” grabbing as much yarn as they can. In the process, they should also grasp the idea that, out in nature, bright colored yarn is easier to find than green or brown yarn. Although your discussion with them will differ a lot depending on their ages, you’ll get a chance to communicate on their level about their discovery, and maybe even what it means for the animals and plants in your environment. Use it as a precursor and give even more substance to a shelter building or hiding out activity like Hare-y hideout.
We think all families should be learning outside. Try this activity with your child and begin to see the power in outdoor, play-based learning. Have fun!Email it to me