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Nature Hunt Party
We used to live in the Shenandoah Valley which is in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Middle Eastern U.S. The scenery is breathtaking. You could plan a party that involves your child and their friends interacting with nature. Not necessarily the mountains, but something as simple as a public park or zoo may offer a fun and safe Nature Hunt experience.
You may have access to a public park that has shelters for a cookout or picnic. Most parks have nature trails that offer kids the opportunity to explore. To make it fun for the kids, you could have a contest where the kids are trying to spot or find particular items. For example, specific flowers, trees, rocks, caterpillars, or other items. Maybe show them a picture of a certain bird or tree, and see if the kids can spot them. Nature hunts can be a fun and educational experience for children.
Children should not be allowed to walk alone and without a parental guide. A few parents could help chaperone the nature hunt. One parent could lead the way, while a few adults follow behind to keep an eye on the little ones. You don't need to plan a long hike. Just a short walk, following a defined trail should be adequate.
Imagine the experience of teaching children about nature. I bet a fury caterpillar sitting in the hand of a child could teach that child a far more valuable lesson about life than any video game or some of the television shows that kids watch today.