The Magic Number
This is a fun way to entertain young ones on a walk around the block. Have your preschooler pick his favorite number or a letter. As you go on your walk, help him find the number or letter on house addresses, street signs, mailboxes, license plates, or anywhere else. You can even write down how many times you found the magic number or letter. Older kids like learning how to keep a running tally and then you can count the marks when you get home.