Friday, November 18, 2011

Silent Hike

Silent Hike: The purpose of this hike is to listen. This is hard for some girls (and adults!) who like to giggle!!! Try it late at night or early in the morning when the surroundings are strange & mysterious.

Rhyming Hike

Rhyming Hike: The first person sees something -anything- and calls it out, "I see an ant." Somebody replies with a rhyme, "It's sitting on a Plant," and then names a new object. "I see a..."

Rainbow Hike

Rainbow Hike: Have an envelope containing different colored squares of construction paper, one for each girl (not just browns and greens, have some yellows, a purple, etc). Have the girls find something in nature the same color as each one of the squares.

Alternative I: hand out crayons.

Alternative II: prior to the hike, mark a trail with objects the color of a rainbow. Fun on a rainy day.

Observation Bingo

Observation Bingo: Make up a Bingo card with 2, 3, or 4 squares across and the same number down (the younger the girls, the less number of squares). Enter things to look for on the hike such as: stream, animal tracks, erosion, berries, wildflower, trash, pine cone, poison ivy, moss, pine tree; things likely to be seen on your hike. When someone sees an object, they mark it off on their card. Brightly colored crayons are easy to find when dropped.

Alphabet Hike

Alphabet Hike: Find object that names begin with the letters of the alphabet. Beginning with A and ending with Z.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cabin in the Woods

All I need is a Cabin in the Woods... and a whole lot more!