Saturday, April 13th, 2013
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here where we are and it was time to bring out the Nature Scavenger Hunt. Last year it was so warm that we did this in the first week or so of March! This year, I sent the girls out on a nature hunt while LD was at gymnastics practice (he trains from 4:30-8:30). The girls had so much fun! I loved the fact that it wasn’t a competition. They helped each other and encouraged each other rather than racing or claiming “you can’t use that, that was my __ (flower, piece of bark, etc.).” Love those moments of sibling-companionship!
You can download last year’s Nature Scavenger Hunt here:
Finding something scented — perfect this time of year!!
Finding something white and something with a hole in it:
They even shared rain boots when DD decided she needed to wade into the creek (see ED standing on DD’s shoes?!)!
When LD heard we had done the scavenger hunt, he was pretty upset with me. My bad — I should have realized he would be keen to participate! So, it was time to make a second page. This is pretty specific to our area — spotting frogs and toads, algae, mushrooms and things like that. This second sheet is probably better in a park-like setting that has a small creek or pond, but I’ll still share it for those who might be able to use it.
Here is the second Nature Scavenger Hunt I made for the kids this year:
We also did a photo nature hunt last year that you might be interested in:
Enjoy and have fun in nature!! ~Liesl
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Friday, March 30th, 2012
Think Challenge: Week 6
We’re loving the spring weather here where we are, so it was time for another outdoor challenge. This is similar to the traditional nature scavenger hunt, this time using a camera.
Here is the link to our Photo Hunt check list (pictured below). You can print out copies for your kids. And if you do, I’d love to hear a comment from you!
Here is a collage of some of photos that DD took for the Photo Hunt:
Here is LD’s photo collage:
Visit all of the previous week’s Think Challenges here (Weeks 1-5). You’ll find the download to our Nature Scavenger Hunt from Week 3 at this post.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012
Week Three of our Think Challenges
(Creative Thinking Activities)
Challenge your kids to think outside the box!
We’ve been having such lovely weather that it was time to send the kids outdoors for our next Think Challenge. I made a very open ended Nature Scavenger Hunt and sent the kids on their way!
You can download a copy of our Nature Scavenger Hunt here.
The kids had a great time with it!
LD found “something white” (the fungus in the picture below)
DD found “something hairy” (below)
We all found lots of things that were alive: (salamander, slug, earthworm, ants, crayfish and termites)
After a while our Nature Scavenger Hunt was at an end and we just enjoyed being outdoors!
If you missed the previous Think Challenges we’ve done be sure to visit this post.
Join us next Friday for our next Think Challenge!
Related posts you might enjoy:
- Photo Nature Hunt — I sent the kids out with cameras and had them take pictures of everything from a fence and stump, to another person’s hand and a flock of birds.
- I made another Second Nature Scavenger Hunt that is a bit more challenging for the kids this year (2013). They spent close to three hours hunting for the creatures on this list… This second scavenger hunt is probably best near a creek/pond. We have one that runs through the back of our yard, so I had the kids try to find algae, a frog, toad or lizard, etc.
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