Play, Fishing and Park Activities with Kids – Search Bigfoot | State News


You may have heard Jim and Steve discuss this on the air this morning. SD game, fish and parks had a fun activity you can do with your kids.

Search Big Foot

Getting outside is one of the best things to do in South Dakota. There are lots of different activities to do outdoors like hiking, fishing, kayaking and other things. However, for some children, these activities may not seem exciting enough for them and they may find it difficult to get excited about them. One way to entice kids out is to have them look for something.

While they may be excited to find deer or turkeys, there is one mythical creature that anyone would be interested in looking for. Bigfoot is one of the most legendary mythical creatures on Earth and the thought of going in search of it should excite kids to get outside and explore the outdoors. Here are some tips on how and where you should go for bigfoot in the desert.

Where to look for Bigfoot?

One of the most important parts of finding bigfoot is going out into the wild, luckily there are a wide variety of areas you can go for. The easiest place for kids to pick up is at the park, either a local city park or state park, or even in your backyard. However, any area where you can get away from human activity off busy roads is good enough to search for bigfoot.

When you get to the outdoor area you want to explore, you should stay away from crowded areas and try to find places off the trails or on trails that are less used than other trails. Once you arrive in the area where you want to look for bigfoot signs, you can begin your search.

How do I search for Bigfoot?

Once you have reached the area where you are going to search, you need to know what you are looking for. The main thing that children should look for is the namesake of the mythical creature, its big feet. Ask the children to search the ground for any signs of Bigfoot tracks. This time can also be used by children to research and try to identify other types of tracks such as deer or rabbit tracks.

Another thing you could have them do is look for things they think a bigfoot would eat. Bigfoot can eat anything from leaves to berries and even other animals, so let kids decide what they think a bigfoot would eat and have them go get them.

Children could also try to hear a bigfoot. As with food, you can let the kids decide what sound they think a bigfoot sounds like and let them try to hear a bigfoot. You can also have them listen for rustling or breaking branches to see if it’s bigfoot.

The final and most obvious way to get them looking for a bigfoot would be for them to go out and try to see a bigfoot. Maybe try to find an open area where they can see clearly and have them look for both bigfoot and other animals that might be around.

Activity: Bigfoot Droppings


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • Wax paper


  1. Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave.
  2. Combine melted chocolate and peanut butter with sunflower seeds and cornflakes in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper in a heap
  4. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden slightly.


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