Make outdoor play a learning opportunity with our fun nature scavenger hunt worksheet.
Looking for an interactive outdoor activity to do with your students in the fall or spring? Print out this grid worksheet as a guide to finding different nature items during recess, your daily walk, or other outdoor activities.
This activity can also be used to support your nature and organisms science lesson.
Nature Game Scaffolding and Extension Tips
Turn one game into even more educational activities with these additional gameplay ideas.
👁 Same But Different
Challenge students to access their critical thinking skills. As a whole class or in small groups, ask students to compare the items they were asked to find outside, listing specific differences and similarities.
Which things start with the same letter?
Which things are the same color?
Which things fly?
Which things grow on the ground?
Which things are in the air?
Which things need food to live?
🌲 Nature Words Brain Buster
As a small group or full class, challenge your students to think of as many other nature words as they can. Have them shout out words (or call on students) while you write the words on a smartboard, whiteboard, or other projection devices for students to see. Then have students pick 3 words and draw a picture of each.
📚 Book Scavenger Hunt
Can’t go outside? Have students look through books to find the items on their sheets.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their findings with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse.
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