Inside: A Nature Scavenger Hunt to encourage your kids to go outdoors.
Time to go on a walk with your kids!
When the snow is gone, and the weather turns warmer, there is nothing better than encouraging kids to spend more time outdoors.
In fact, being outside surrounded by nature brings multiple benefits, including better school performance, better ability to make friends, less hyperactivity, a healthier adult life, and much more.
But competing with technology is not easy!
You have to be creative and use some fun games to make your children excited about going on a walk.
This Nature Scavenger Hunt will help you send your kids on an outdoor adventure searching for natural treasures.
But that’s not all!
We also decided to use this activity to make children work with their senses (sight, touch, smell, sound), identify colors and shapes, and count.
The first section is Can you see? Here your kids will have to identify things by their sizes, colors, and number.
Then we have Can you touch? Where the little ones must identify things by their textures.
In the Can you smell? section, children will have to differentiate something stinky from something fragrant.
Finally, in the Can you hear? segment, they must get really quiet to be able to hear an animal and something loud.
I have also included 2 additional prompts for kids to identify things by their shapes and colors.
As you can see, exploring nature doesn’t have to be boring.
Grab this free printable at the end of this post and head outdoors!
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Like I shared before, with this Scavenger Hunt, kids will be able to identify, label, and classify different things found in nature.
To play, just download and print a copy for each kid or team.
Get outdoors and walk, trying to find the items on the list.
You can help your kids take pictures of the items as they find them or bring a basket if you want to keep your natural treasures.
We don’t really like to play this game as a competition; it’s more fun to just enjoy nature and explore it.
But if your kids are more competitive and would rather have a contest, you can select the winner in 2 ways:
Either the one that ticks off all the items faster or the one that has found most of the items in a limited period of time.
However you decide to play this game, I hope you enjoy some fresh air and find this printable useful.
Get your Free Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt by clicking the link below.
Now you have no excuses to not go and play outdoors with your little treasure hunters!
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P.S. If you have fun with this game and want to share it with us, please tag @theprintablesfairy on Instagram. We’d love to see you having fun!