Nature Treasure Hunt

This Nature Treasure Hunt activity & project also includes:

Get your students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors with this fun nature scavenger hunt. From uncovering evidence of an animal's presence, to making a tool out of materials found in nature, this activity is a great way to engage children in exploring the natural world around us. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Implement this activity at the beginning of the school year, helping to get students excited for learning about earth and life science,
  • Create a worksheet to copy onto the back of the scavenger hunt that supports students in recording their work
  • Allow students to work with a partner completing the items on this scavenger hunt
  • If the technology is available, allow older students to take pictures during the scavenger hunt, using the images to create a book or presentation about their experience
Classroom Considerations
  • Perform this activity on your school's playground or take a field trip to a local park or public outdoor space
  • Includes checklists for two different scavenger hunts; one for children ages 4 to 7 and one for ages 8 to 10
  • Each scavenger hunt includes a variety of observational and hands-on tasks that raise awareness about nature
  • Includes pictures that demonstrate the different tasks involved in the scavenger hunt
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