The Great Outdoors. I can’t pinpoint it exactly, but there is nothing more fun to do than play outside together as a family. One of our favorite things to do outside, no matter the weather? Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt!
With a little bit of prep work, you can create your very own personalized Nature Scavenger Hunt to focus on certain learning concepts and vocabulary that your kiddos are working on. All you need to do is think about 10 things that you predict you will come across while out on your adventure. Just keep in mind the differences that would occur between walking around the neighborhood compared to a forest preserve.
I make copies of this cute little card to keep track of our nature adventures. It is really simple to do. Just draw or attach an image of an eye on a piece of paper and then write down some “I Spy with My Little Eye” ideas!
Some “I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE” Ideas:
In the neighborhood…
Red stop sign
In the forest preserve…
Furry animals (squirrels, rabbits, even elk in our area!)
To make our nature scavenger hunts a little bit more fun, we include as many props as possible, from nets to binoculars. They might just be from the Dollar Store, but they work surprisingly well and my boys love them!
Take a hike in Chicagoland and go on your own unique scavenger hunt! Here are our favorite hiking trails!