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Early Spring Scavenger Hunt

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I so hope Spring is coming soon! 

We are really in the mood for more outdoor time without all the snow boots and heavy coats. 

In hopes of warmer temperatures, we've put together an early spring scavenger hunt list for kids to encourage them to get out and discover what nature looks like as spring approaches. 




One of the great learning opportunities with scavenger hunts is helping kids to hone their observation skills.  With an outdoor hunt, you can also mix in some great science and nature lessons too.

Talk to kids about what they might expect to see as Spring approaches.  They may not realize that the warmer weather is a signal to migrating birds who will start to fly north.  Pointing out the changes in the trees will also introduce kids to some of the cyclical changes in nature.

Head out to a park, hike a trail or even scout out changes in your own backyard!


Here's a Printable Version of the Scavenger Hunt too!



Early Spring Scavenger Hunt

  • 3 different types of birds - can you tell what kind they are?
  • Flowers starting to grow (hint: look for small green leaves coming out of the ground)
  • A squirrel eating something
  • Buds growing on a tree or bush
  • A rabbit (this may be a challenge, but with the warm temps, who knows!)
  • Something rough and something smooth
  • Look for one yellow item, two red items and one white item
  • Listen for a bird - then copy it's sound
  • Animal tracks - you'll have to look carefully for these
  • Tree seeds - like pine cones, helicopters, etc. 
  • 5 different types of trees - since most won't have leaves, you can tell they are         different in early spring by the bark on the tree
  • An animal that's not a squirrel, rabbit or bird - what are they doing when you see              them?





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    Ashley April 01

    Looks like a fun scavenger hunt; I may try it with my girls! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    Ashley April 02

    Featuring our cute scavenger hunt on Mom's Library this week!

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    pinkoddy April 08

    That sounds a really great idea - especially looking for different trees. Thank you for linking with the Spring Carnival.

  • Guest

    It's always exciting to see the first signs of spring. Great idea to have a scavenger hunt to enjoy them even more! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. :)

  • Guest

    Can't wait for warmer weather and getting outdoors with the kids! Love this!

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    Gen March 22

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas!

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