|Should I use stink bait, liver, cheese, worms, chad or spinners? Big decision.|
We basically fed the fishies worms all day, but who cares!
I really believe being on or near water helps kids see the world from a different perspective. Even I rarely fail to learn, experience or see something new.
We had discussions with Brady about the physics and movement of water since docking a boat is WAY different than parking a car. We talked about fish and how they breathe and how we breathe. We talked about how to fish ethically and how to cast and boat safely and the pros and cons of different poles.
The air is different by water. The animals are different. The smells and sounds are different.
Here are a few ideas to get on or near water (as always, if you're on it, wear your life vest!):
- Find a friend or family member with a boat :) Thanks, Dave!
- Plan a weekend trip to a lake or beach and rent a boat, kayak or canoe.
- Take boogie boards to the beach.
- Go wading and searching for shells (in Florida a nature park had free wading and seining tours).
- See if your local rec commission offers kayak or canoe lessons, where they provide the boats.
- Take a paid boat tour with a guide.
- Find a nearby lake, pond or beach and go fishing.
- Buy an old, used canoe or john boat and get some oars. Great exercise!
- Check if any local parks have canoe days where kids can try them out and get rides for free.
- Find a local canoe, kayak, wind surfing or sailboat club and see what they offer.
- Find a local park with a hiking trail around a pond and feed the birds.
|Captain Brady and his peanut butter.|
|Too much fun and family bonding! |