If you have to walk to nursery you are going to need some games, activities and ideas to pass them time as you walk, rain or shine to get you from A to B.

Ways to Have Fun Walking to Nursery

2013-05-16 16.23.28As a non-driver and a walker of the nursery run , we have to travel about a mile and a half to and from nursery.

With such little legs, it can take up to 45 minutes and that’s not including the continuous stopping and the chatter! So I decided to share a few of the ways we stay amused on the journey in the hopes that other walkers can have a great time whether it is rain or shine (and in the UK it is usually a lot more rain than shine!)

 Firstly here are our favourites…

The favourites things to do

Day recap 

We like to talk about 2 things we liked, 1 thing we didn’t and we always, always talk about lunch! I also tell him what I’ve done during the day, not that he is ever interested! :p

Having fun on the nursery run
Sometimes we get time to stop at the park on the way there!
 Hop, Skip and a Jump
This comes from singing “the wonderful thing about Tiggers” from Winnie the pooh and bouncing, hoping and skipping home like tiggers do!
Naming cars
This is the one we do most often, I must admit my car knowledge is a lot more limited that his so sometimes we have to settle for “yellow car” or “blue truck” but occasionally we spot something like a digger which is like gold dust to him!
Activities on the school run - The Mummy Toolbox
Naming Diggers is currently a favourite as you can see!

“slowly, slowly Rush!” 

This is the current favourite and includes walking in slow motion for a few steps and then sprinting forward until you run out of breath. You whisper slowly, slowly and then at any point shout rush! He finds it absolutely hilarious – which of course makes me laugh
Eye spy 
This old classic is one we are still learning as his vocabulary gets bigger and his spelling gets better when interacting with the world around him. We are having a bit of trouble with the patience of waiting for me to guess before shouting out what he has seen – we are working on it though!
Park Promises
On nicer days I will promise to go to the park (which is just around the corner) if we walk home nicely and quickly which is a good incentive to walking a little bit quicker!

In the rain

 

There is a lot more urgency about going home in the rain so we definitely try to go a lot faster, however, we still like to have a bit of fun with:
Puddle splashes –
Very self-explanatory! and regardless of wellies, he’s always soaked to the knees
Umbrella wars 

This always takes a “Jedi” turn with the umbrellas being used as; lightsabers, swords or for jousting. Although the umbrellas don’t keep us dry, we do end up walking a lot faster.resize

So these are the ways that we keep amused and when all else fails I pack snacks for bribery! (because sometimes it’s the only thing that works)
Having fun walking the nursery run!
We don’t Care as long as we have fun!

What ways do you like to pass the time on the nursery run? Let me know in the comments.

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 If you have to walk to nursery you are going to need some games, activities and ideas to pass them time as you walk, rain or shine to get you from A to B.

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Written by Charlotte

Founder at The Mummy Toolbox

15 Comments

  • […] it. I’m still not driving (yes, yes I know!) so we’ve moved on from finding ways to have fun on the nursery run to having fun walking to school. But now that the little guy is a bit older, we’ve had to […]

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins (#)
    October 3rd, 2016

    Great ideas, I love the walk to school and I remember playing a few of these games when the twins were smaller when we’d walk for their big brother x

  • Kara Guppy (#)
    October 3rd, 2016

    We like to spot colours and the person with the most points wins 🙂

  • Alex (#)
    September 30th, 2016

    It is like having a carrot in front, for a positive outcome 🙂

  • Katrin@kreativk.net (#)
    March 1st, 2016

    How nice Charlotte, your little guy is so so cute and with these ideas you make that walk interesting and fun for both of you 🙂

  • Life Loving (#)
    December 30th, 2015

    I think I would very much enjoy joining you both on your walk either to or from school. It sounds like a lot of fun. Also a good walk never did anyone any harm. I love walking when I can, much nicer than taking the car (unless it’s raining).

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  • laura dove (#)
    December 23rd, 2015

    This made me smile. Our school run is probably only about two minutes but still we play similar games to make it a little more enjoyable, particularly on a wet and windy day!!! #LifeLovingLinkie

  • Alicia Lewis (#)
    December 14th, 2015

    Love this, creative ways to make the journey fun and exciting.

  • Coombe Mill - Fiona (#)
    December 2nd, 2015

    I love your ideas and I remember doing similar things myself with mine. I’m sure we had favourite landmarks to aim for and running ahead and jumping out from behind a gate with a big “Boo” and me pretending to be surprised when I knew just where they were! Another game was jumping the pavement squares, you were out if you stood on the lines. I love your little Jedi, he looks like he would make any school run fun. Thank you so much for joining me for Country Kids

    • Charlotte (#)
      December 2nd, 2015

      haha ah the old Boo ! he still loves it too! he can be cute and wonderful and then he joins the dark side and it turns into a nightmare, the games are my prevention :p xx thanks for commenting x

  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries (#)
    November 23rd, 2015

    Aaah bless!! What IS it with diggers?! My two are absolutely obsessed with them!!! Agree — like absolute gold-dust to a 2 year old boy!! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us on #TwinklyTuesday

  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn} (#)
    November 21st, 2015

    Aww… Adorable! I am a non-driver too! & I live for school run: http://goo.gl/J6ggyG
    However, now the winner is approaching I ever so guilty for not being able to drive, but hopefully things will change soon. “slowly, slowly Rush!” seem like a great game. 🙂 Your lo is such a cutie pie! <3 #Coolmumclub

  • mummuddlingthrough (#)
    November 19th, 2015

    I have to admit I read this quickly before you linked it to #coolmumclub as I really struggle to get Tigs walking anywhere! We will be having to do a lot more in September when she starts school, love these ideas x Thanks for linking them with #coolmumclub

  • Hannah (#)
    November 19th, 2015

    They all sound like great ways to keep walks fun, will have to try some out with my boys 🙂

  • Emily (#)
    November 17th, 2015

    Hi Charlotte, I love how creative you are with your little one! It sounds like he has lots of fun on the way home. So impressed 🙂 #TwinklyTuesday

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