Don’t you just love when the weather changes and you can see spring just around the corner? As the weather warms up maybe you start to plan some fun nature activities for your kids.
There is tons kids can learn when you incorporate outdoor activities into their learning.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids
GOING ON A THEMED SCAVENGER HUNT TURNS AN OUTDOOR WALK INTO A NEW LEARNING ADVENTURE
A nature walk scavenger hunt for kids:
- lets kids practice their skills of observation
- teach children about their local wildlife
- is a fun and calming way to incorporate science
Nature Themed Activities for Kids
TAKE THE LEARNING OUTSIDE!
- Kids will love touching and observing natural items to learn about their environment
- It will feel like a treasure hunt, trying to check off all items on the list!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids
A scavenger hunt is a great chance for children to work on their observation skills. They will need to carefully observe the natural materials around them to find all the items on their list.
Critical Thinking Skills
Have children come up with ideas for any things they can’t find. Why they can’t be found in this area and where might they be able to be found?
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Materials needed for the Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids:
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- Copy of the scavenger hunt printable
- Writing and/or coloring materials
- Clipboard (optional)
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How To Use Free Printable Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Print out the nature scavenger hunt sheet for your child.
Can they draw a picture of their findings? Cross off as they complete the list? Or will coloring the items be a better fit? You decide!
Grab something to write or color with and set off outside!
That’s it! Super easy and kids will have tons of fun trying to find everything on their list.
Other Ways to Use the Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt List for Kids:
Do A Nature Craft
Gather some natural materials and use them to make a beautiful collage!
Make Their Own List
Did your child find anything exciting that wasn’t on the printable? Have them make their own scavenger hunt list!
Make A Map
As children find the items on their list, they can draw a map of where they found each item.
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