Create a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Get your kids outdoors this summer and scavenging for the abundant treasures that they will find in nature. Armed with a well thought out list of items to find in their outdoor environment, they'll eagerly look at the world around them with more observant eyes.
Assemble and brainstorm your scavenger hunt list with the ages of the participants in mind. Younger kids may get frustrated if the items on their list are too hard to find, while older kids will enjoy the challenge. With five children in varying ages and with the theme of our summer being more about team work, we set the kids up in teams of mixed age groups.
Decide whether or not you want your scavenger hunt to have a winner or have the focus on attempting completion. We chose the latter and had a sweet treat for all participants when the scavenger hunt was through. We used cell phones and digital cameras for each team and they took turns sharing their photos as I read the items off of the list.
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