We played the funnest game on our nature walk the other day. Dad made it up but the kids say they’ve played it at school often. Apparently, it’s called camouflage. To play, make sure you are all dressed in natural colors.

Tie up your dog so that he doesn’t go looking for ‘the fawn’ (and spoil the game).

We each took turns to be ‘the fawn’.

The fawn goes off to hide while the rest of us close our eyes, put our fingers in our ears and count to 60. The fawn has to have us in sight in his hiding spot. He has to be able to see at least on of us, all the time while he’s hiding.

After a count of 60, we can stand up and look for the fawn. We have to find him with our eyes. If we don’t spot him after a few minutes, we can go forward a few paces and resume our search with our eyes. It’s incredible that the fawn really is camouflaged. We can’t see him at all!

After a while, if we still haven’t seen the fawn, we can let the dog off and follow as he searches using the fawn’s scent. Our dog usually finds the fawn in seconds.

And we are AMAZED that the fawn has been there all the time, just 10 yards in front of us, looking just like the rock that is next to him.

We all had many turns at being the fawn. We loved this game.

You will too.

And then we went on our walk and look at the beauty that was…

 

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If you and your family play any fun games on your nature walks, please share them in the comments.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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