ViewRanger – the app that helps you get active outdoors – has launched a series of free nature trail activity sheets to help children learn about flora and fauna with the chance to win a prize for the best completed sheets.
As the clocks go forward, the Easter weekend is the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air with the family. Parents can use the free ViewRanger app to browse thousands of walks by location from notable tourism guides and organisations such as UK National Parks and The AA. Once a route has been chosen, parents can then visit the ViewRanger website to download and print off the activity sheets.
The activity sheets are designed to encourage children to get engrossed in their surroundings by asking them to record what they heard, saw and felt while on their walk. Three activity sheets are available catering to different age groups so that kids of all ages can get involved.
Parents can then scan or take a picture of their child’s completed activity sheet and submit it to ViewRanger to be in with a chance of winning one of nine prize bundles to help them on their next adventure.
Craig Wareham, ViewRanger co-founder, said: “Modern life means that we are often disconnected from nature, spending more time indoors than in the fresh air. Walking is the simplest and cheapest way to explore the great outdoors and it’s an effective way of helping children to understand their environment.
“ViewRanger is the perfect app to help plan a family walk and day out. It’s easy to use so anyone in the family can search for and download walking routes quickly and store them on a mobile device so a mobile signal is not required to navigate using the route. We’ve developed these activity sheets so that a simple family walk can be a valuable learning experience as well as an enjoyable and healthy day out.”
Competition prizes include: Klean Kanteen reusable bottles, Nite Ize Nite Dawg Frisbee, Luger binoculars, UST Cloud Reading Cards and £50 in ViewRanger vouchers. To be in with a chance of winning, parents just need to print off the activity sheets, select a walking route using the free to download ViewRanger app, complete their walk and help their children fill in their activity sheet. Parents can then scan or take a picture of their child’s finished activity sheet and enter it by posting it to social media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) using the hashtag #EasterAdventure, or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Easter Nature Trail Adventurer pack includes:
• Easter Nature Hunt activity sheet for 3 years plus
• My Easter Nature Walk activity sheet for 5 years plus
• My Easter Nature Walk activity sheet for 7 years plus
Download the Easter Nature Trail Adventurer pack here
Photographs, waypoint information and other helpful content for each route are included within the digital route guides and the active navigation system alerts the user if they veer off track. ViewRanger also makes it possible for families to record their own walks and share them with the ViewRanger community and other friends via social media or email.
To find out more, go to: www.viewranger.com
Competition closes on Sunday 10 April.