With everyone home more this spring we all have been a lot of time in our backyards and in our neighborhoods.
Bored with it yet?
Don’t worry! You are not alone!
We all are feeling antsy at this point.
Our neighborhood participated in a shamrock walk and a teddy bear walk the first couple weeks of staying at home and it was a fun way to put a new spin on your neighborhood walk. Then we all got busy with distance learning and the themed walks of our community took a back seat to navigating school at home.
Now that things have slowed down a bit we decided to come up with another fun way to take a neighborhood walk with your kids.
By doing a Neighborhood Seek and Find!
Fun Way to Take a Neighborhood Walk with Kids
There is very little prep involved to do a Neighborhood Seek and Find walk with your kids!
- Neighborhood Seek and Find printable (link below)
- crayon, pencil, pen or marker
- clipboard if you have one
Once you have the seek and find printable printed you are pretty much set to go.
Which is really important right now because everyone, both adults and kids, are being pulled in many different directions and don’t need more on our plates.
Low prep activities are the best!
Move and Learn with Neighborhood Walk
Going outside to take a walk is full of learning. Even without the printable just getting outside and using all of your senses is a great way for kids of all ages to learn about the world. As you walk you can talk about what your senses are experiencing. What do you see, hear, smell, touch, and if safe, taste?
Take the time to slow down with your kids and notice the nature around you. Noticing the trees, plants, animals, birds and insects around you is a great way to build background knowledge about your environment and start to build those critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime.
Compare and contrast today’s walk with another day or sections of your walk other sections. Start to talk about the weather and how that impacts what you notice. Use your imagination and create stories about the wildlife or even imagine what your neighbors might be doing in their homes.
Or just enjoy some stillness and take time to reset for the rest of the day. Fresh air and nature and dirt can do wonders for turning a day around!
Neighborhood Seek and Find Printable
If you want to spice up your daily walk we’ve got you covered!
The Neighborhood Seek and Find printable serves as an I Spy style activity. Kids looks for the things on the list and mark them off as they find them.
A clipboard helps kids to be able to mark off the the items they see as they walk around. If you don’t have a clipboard though, no worries. Just sit down on the sidewalk or other spot to mark it off. You can even introduce tally marks to count items you see more than once.
Depending on where you live you may find all of the items on the list or not. We can’t find all of them walking around our current block, but we can in different areas of our neighborhood. This keeps the fun going on another day!
Ready to make your family’s next neighborhood walk even more fun?
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE HERE—–>> Free Printable Neighborhood Seek and Find
Don’t let the fun stop there!
Try our Old School Summer bucket list next!