Backpack Hiking - A Great Idea For Bored Kids

A Hiking Bag Can Fix Child Boredom

Outdoor backpack hiking may be something you have never done yourself before, not to mention bring the kids along on the trail.  Children may love it when school is on vacation, even if parents don’t.  The first week or two kids bask in not having to go to bed as early or do homework. Soon they chime in unison “I’m bored!”  What better way to incorporate exercise with fun while sharing family time then by strapping on a hiking backpack and hitting the trails?

Backpack Hiking Will Get Your Kids To Exercise

Day hiking can solve parental concerns about how to prevent obesity in their children. The best answer is to keep them physically active. Many towns have daypack hiking trails in them. You can do an internet search to find some beginner or challenging hikes in your zip code. Since children bore easily, just to suggest a mere walk would not spark must interest. However, if you enthusiastically proclaimed, “ let’s head out for an adventure,” both children and adults would have a sense that something fun and memorable was about to materialize.  Something magical happens when you don that hiking backpack and head off on a path never roamed.

Trail Hiking Provides Lessons In Nature

Hiking packs give kids an opportunity to learn. Walking out the door and down the street to a park will not cultivate their thirst for knowledge.  It will just signify play time.  Mother Nature offers a chance to explore, teach and grow, for both children and adults.  When you combine that aspect with physical movement, it becomes good for everyone in countless ways.  All children love to climb. Hills and trails are perfect playgrounds for active kids to get them interested in outdoor games that are not played on a 7”screen. If grownups are enjoying a backpacking trip, chances are their children will follow suit. Help them pack their hiking bag and set out for an expedition with discovery of wildlife and how vegetation grows. Teach them respect for nature by gathering three items of trash along the hike to toss in a waste container at the end of the trail. This is a lesson they will take with them their entire life.

Outdoor Backpacks Should Contain A Picnic

Small Hiking Backpacks Help Kids Learn About Their Bodies

Backpack hiking also teaches children about their bodies, how they move and what it feels like to carry extra weight in their daypack. It’s okay to walk long distances and exert yourself in climbing. Yes, you may get a little tired. Take a rest, drink some water and keep moving. Kids learn a lot from mimicking the influential adults in their lives. Active parents tend to raise active kids.

A Hydration Backpack Teaches Science

Outdoor backpacks are capable of providing  many science lessons.  Daypack hiking in the great outdoors is a classroom that young children would find quite fascinating.  Questions like, “what makes leaves green?” or “why is there a circle in the water whenever I toss a pebble in?” They become nostalgic for parents when they recall asking many of these same questions about nature as a child.  There is nothing as powerful as creating memories as a family while having fun.

Day Pack Backpacking Can Cure Monotony

A day hiking trip can entice your kids to choose an active instead of sedentary lifestyle.  Consider a hiking trip as a change of pace. Don’t be surprised if they end up loving it so much that they want to go grab their hiking bag more and more. If they somehow get bored after multiple trips, try an overnight hiking camping backpack trip, and don’t forget to pack ingredients for s’mores.  Happy hiking!


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