Outdoor Activities: Nature Walk - FamilyEducation

Nature Walk

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

These helpful hints will ensure that you have a great nature walk with your preschool child.


  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bird book (optional)


  1. Take a nature walk with your child.
  2. Try to notice as many different types of trees, bugs, and birds as you can.
  3. Keep a list of what you see.
  4. If you like, bring colored pencils and let your child draw the things she observes.
  5. If you can?t identify a bug, tree, or bird, or if your child asks questions you can't answer, write down the item's description and your child's questions to look up on your next trip to the library.