I’ve got another family fun activity for you this month. My family and I are having fun putting these activities together and completing them. I hope some of you are trying them out and having fun as well. This month, in honor of Earth Day, I made an Earth Day Activity for you.
This month we are going on a family nature walk and scavenger hunt. The idea is to pick a place near where you live and go on a walk, be out in nature, and notice what you can see and find.
I made up two versions of scavenger hunt sheets. They are at the bottom of this post. I made one sheet with pictures and one without. I thought that older kids or grown ups might like using the blank form and taking their own pictures. That is what I did. My girls both really wanted the form with the pictures, as you can see in the cute picture above.
We found a warm-ish spring day (we actually did this before Easter, hence the bunny ears) and set off on a nature walk and scavenger hunt.
I took pictures of all the things I found. My girls took a few pictures as well. There are a few blank spots at the bottom of the scavenger hunt form in which to write your own items you find interesting.
Notice the picture of all the things I found. The picture of the sign I took reads, “Stay on Trails.”
Can you see we did that well?
We found this amazing tree. That is one tree the girls are sitting on. It grew sideways on the ground and sent up 3 shoots that turned into full sized trees. We thought it was pretty neat!
We had some races. Pumpkin is really good at slowly running right in front of you so you can’t pass her. She won quite a few races.
She even managed to beat her big sister using this technique. That didn’t go over very well with Snowflake. Gotta give Pumpkin credit for figuring out a way to beat her Mom and her sister. Clever that little one, clever!
Thumbs up! This Earth Day nature walk and scavenger hunt was a fun way to spend an afternoon with my girls. Mr. T was out of town so he wasn’t able to join us.
Now run off some more energy on the way back to the car. Thanks!
I do just want to say that, having grown up in the desert, I realize this scavenger hunt form will not work for all our followers and friends. I hope you modify it or make your own if it is not quite right for the environment in which you live.
I would love to hear about your Earth Day nature walk and scavenger hunt if you go out and do one. We really enjoyed ours, but then again, we love being outside and enjoying nature.