Take the class outside for a nature scavenger hunt. You may make it as simple or as complex as you want. Below are some ideas. 

For younger students:

Base your scavenger hunt on colors like the one here

For older elementary students: 

Click here for a free scavenger hunt printable featuring 4 types of birds, three types of leaves, and animal tracks. 

This scavenger hunt by The Taylor House has room for more individual interpretation. Items include “Something Smooth”, “Something Rough”, and “Something You Think is Beautiful”. 


Students can search until they find all the items or for an allotted amount of time. When they’re finished, have them come back together to see what they’ve found. 


Featured image by Jusben

Written by Samantha Bell