We’ve been enjoying the outdoors lots lately but I’ve not been very organised. Forgetting to charge my phone or forgetting to take it with me altogether and Spud having his toe op, the snowy weather etc etc have delayed this post being written for weeks.
The Park Adventurers game can be found on the 1926 Trading Co.Ltd website and is a simple, fun game to encourage children to learn more about trees and animals which can be found in our local parks and gardens. My boys love a bit of adventure and were definitely up for the challenge, running round counting, collecting leaves and seeds and making rubbings of tree bark.
It was nice to have the game to refer to and make our walks a bit more interesting than usual. There’s only so long you can search for Gruffalos and Ewoks so following the instructions of the game was really enjoyable.
You can print the game off and fill in all the tasks so it’s really easy to join in and if you don’t have access to a printer, you can write down some of the ideas. It has inspired us to collect leaves and seeds (when it stops raining) and make spring pictures with our rubbings too.
When you return from your walk, you can pop onto the internet and find out more about the animals, plants and seeds you have seen and collected. It is a great way to start your children thinking about how everything in nature is connected and the ecosystems which exist.
It is a lovely way to introduce nature in an interactive way and we’ll be using the ideas in the game every time we go for a walk.