Turn any walk in to a treasure hunt
One of my favourite things to do on a walk, be it through the woods, across the downs or on the beach, is to set little challenges for myself and the kids if they are with me. It’s really easy, and you can adapt it for any occasion. A few weeks ago I spent a happy hour wandering the tideline, here are a few of the challenges I set myself to find:
- Biggest to smallest
- All the same
- Only black and white things
- Only things with stripes
Set a time limit for your little scavengers to return their finds, then take pictures of them to remind you of happy summer days.
The way you look at and engage with your environment changes if you have to slow down and look at the details. You can set a time limit if you want to make it a game: in the next five/ten minutes find as many ….. then come back together, who has the most, who has the biggest/smallest/prettiest?
What's your favourite treasure?
You can take photos, how will you arrange them? Will you leave them behind for other people to admire, or take your favourite home? I have a collection of feathers, sea glass and pretty shells that sit at home and remind me of the places I’ve been.