Spring is made for spending time outdoors. I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love splashing in puddles and watching the world emerge before their eyes. A Spring Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore nature in the spring.
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How to Use this Spring Scavenger Hunt
Download the FREE Spring Scavenger Hunt here and print out enough copies for everyone who wants to participate. Grab some pencils and head outside. Simply check off each item as you spot them in nature.
We bought our three-year-old son this camera for Christmas. It has great storage so he can take all the pictures that he wants to and we can print out his best ones. Grab a camera (or even your phone) to take pictures of each of the items on the checklist as you find them.
Have a Contest
If you are enjoying this scavenger hunt with several children you may want to have them compete against each other or in small groups to see who can find the most items first. You can offer a prize if you like or the winners can enjoy bragging rights.
Extended Your Learning
This spring scavenger hunt should serve as a catalyst for extended learning and is not meant to be a stand-alone activity.
- Read books about how animals care for their young.
- Learn about birdwatching and make a set of play binoculars out of toilet paper rolls.
- Learn about hunting for morels, mushroom foraging and other wild edibles.
- Plan a day at a local state park.
Other Scavenger Hunts
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