Activity for the Mind: Nature Scavenger Hunt for Colors
Incorporating time in nature provides a wonderful learning opportunity for children to care for and appreciate mother nature and it’s many beauties. A great way to celebrate the many colorful creations found in nature is to do a colored scavenger hunt!
An empty egg carton, basket or bag(if you plan to collect), a safe place outdoors to explore, markers/crayons are optional
For our instructions, we will use an empty egg carton.
- Designate an egg holder(where an egg sits in the carton) for each color in the rainbow. Coloring the space with a crayon or marker is helpful.
- Go on a family nature walk. Try to find something from nature that matches each color in your carton. For example, a red leaf on the ground can be put in the red holder, a piece of grass can go in the green holder, etc.
Take it a little further:
Want to make this more challenging for older children? Incorporate their love for technology for a win-win! For example, they can research each natural item before adding it to the colored holder. Or encourage them to designate each color holder for a designated nature item before going on the hunt!
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