Hiking Activities for Kids

On The Right Track

Humans aren't the only ones who love hiking. With the on the right track hiking activity, kids can find out which animals hike right along with us when we're at play in the great outdoors.

By keeping their eyes carefully trained to the ground, kids can learn a lot about the animals on the same trails that people hike. Watch for their tracks and other clues that give away their paths.

What You'll Need:

  • Notebook
  • Pencil or pen
  • Books on animal tracks from the library

Encourage kids to keep their eyes down and search for animal tracks,doing their best to draw the tracks they find in a notebook.If racks are too difficult to spot, look for animal droppings (even animals have to process the food they eat -- it's all part of nature). If there are droppings, tracks won't be far behind. When everyone's back home, check to find out who might have left these tracks behind. It's nice to know you're never really alone.

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