Hiking Activities for Kids

Knee-High Hike

The knee-high hike activity gives kids a whole new perspective on their favorite outdoor pastime.

Take kids out on their next short hike on all fours, just like a puma, chipmunk, or hyena, and their outdoor perspective is bound to change.

What You'll Need:

  • Long, sturdy pants
  • Protective gloves

Be sure to dress kids in pants sturdy at the knees and give them gloves to protect their hands. Then head for the trail. Ask them what they see from this animal-like position. What do they smell? How do they feel? Do the kids begin to get a sense of how vulnerable some creatures of the wild might be? It's a whole new world.

To take kids out on the trails that our ancestors took (at knee-high or regular height), check out the activities on the next page.

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