The next time you are on a hike, have everyone pick something they spot in nature and then complete the following statements:

“I notice…”

“I wonder…”

“It reminds me of…”

This was an exercise that I learned for the education team at the Santa Monica Mountains National Park.  It was so much fun to listen to the responses from the kiddos.  It is something that can be done more than once on a hike.