Car games - I asked my daughters what their favourite walking game is and they said "car games!" There are two games we play - in the first game we get the girls to name the cars they see along the way. They learn to recognize the different symbols for each make of car. For the second game we pick each pick a car company (Toyota and Honda) and see whose car company has the most cars on our walk. This one gets quite competitive.
Hot tip: As with most child activities, it's important to make sure the kids are fed and have plenty to drink. Also, give yourself a lot of time. Kids do not rush - they like to stop and smell the roses.
Getting outside is so important in raising healthy and happy kids. Losing the stroller gives you more freedom to explore - get off the beaten path. Hope these tips help get you and your family onto the road less travelled.
Thanks so much to Jen for sharing these great ideas! Be sure to check out her blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles for more - and don't miss her Kitchen Confidential feature, where she interviews women about their kitchen counters to get to know them better. She's trying to talk me into sharing pictures of mine - yikes!