SCAVENGER HUNT IN YOUR BACKYARD-JULY 2019
Getting our children outside every day is our goal. I created this little scavenger hunt PDF for my little ones to work on. It's funny because when my older ones ( 10 and 12 year old's) saw this list they wanted to do it too!
What I like about nature scavenger hunts:
Lists like this encourage children to observe nature closely. For instance: the list says, "find a layered rock". Our children have to look at rocks closer. Teacher tip: When you find layered rocks say, "these are sedimentary rocks" and with your hands pretend to make layers. Almost like a layered tower. I have used this terminology with my children since the older ones were little. I use and incorporate a lot of sign language into my teaching because it helps them remember vocabulary words. ( I may do some videos to show this method. Comment or let me know if you would like to see some hand motions to use for teaching)
Lists give children motivation to become acquainted with nature. With a goal in my children are more likely to spend a time outside.
Memories. I use these printables and write how old my child was when we do activities. After you print this, it would be sweet to write your child's name and the date. Trace their hand! Summer 2019. Sweet memories.