Subscribe -- FREE!
Shel Horowitz's monthly Clean and Green Newsletter
Receive these exciting bonuses: Seven Tips to Gain Marketing Traction as a Green Guerrilla plus Seven Weeks to a Greener Business
( Privacy Policy )

Hike With Your Kids

Shel Horowitz's Monthly Frugal Fun Tip for April, 2002

I just went through and separated the archives into categories--so now, if you want travel tips, for instance, all 16 of them are all together on the archives page. As I was looking back over past issues, I discovered I only had three covering fun things to do with kids. So we'll start making that up; the next three issues will all be on kid stuff, to try to even it out

Fight back against couch potato culture! Turn your kids on to the great outdoors. Even if they're still in a backpack, you can instill a love of nature. And if they're older, you can enjoy all sorts of exciting games in the great outdoors.

Some ideas:
* Keep a count of the different birdcalls you hear.
* Before you start, give a few clues, such as which side of a tree is the mossy side, which direction the sun rises and sets. Lead them on a twisty route through the woods and offer a prize to the first person who correctly identifies which direction you're headed.
* Make a rock cairn, or a sculpture from fallen twigs and branches.
* Take turns imitating every wild animal sound you hear.
* Pass out pine needles or sassafras leaves for your kids to suck on.
* Look for salamanders under rotted logs and loose stones.

Return to the Frugal Fun Tips Archives
Preview Shel Horowitz's Penny Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook a 280-page e-book that shows you how to save a big pile of money on travel, dining, entertainment, recreation, and all sorts of other fun.
This article originally appeared in Shel Horowitz's Monthly Frugal Fun Tips. Please click here for your free subscription.

Share this article/site with a Friend

Bookmark Us

Many of the 1,000+ articles on Frugal Fun and Frugal Marketing have been gathered into magazines. If you'd like to read more great content on these topics, please click on the name of the magazine you'd like to visit.

Ethics Articles - Down to Business Magazine - Frugal & Fashionable Living Magazine
Global Travel Review - Global Arts Review - Peace & Politics Magazine
Frugal Marketing Tips - Frugal Fun Tips - Positive Power of Principled Profit

Clean and Green Marketing

Our Privacy Policy

Disclosures of Material Connections:
  • Some of the links on our site and items in our newsletters are sponsored ads or affiliate links. This financial support allows us to bring you the consistent high quality of information and constant flow of new content. Please thank our advertisers if you do business with them.
  • As is the case for most professional reviewers, many of the books I review on this site have been provided by the publisher or author, at no cost to me. I've also reviewed books that I bought, because they were worthy of your time. And I've also received dozens of review copies at no charge that do not get reviewed, either because they are not worthy or because they don't meet the subject criteria for this column, or simply because I haven't gotten around to them yet, since I only review one book per month. I have far more books in my office than I will ever read, and the receipt of a free book does not affect my review.

Site copyright © 1996-2011 by Shel Horowitz