Kids love nature hunts! With the addition of the circular nature hunt pieces, this scavenger hunt printable pack can be used both indoors or outdoors. Kids also love the true to scale ruler right on the magnifying glass handle! This is a fun and easy way to incorporate learning about measurement with young children.
If your children love getting outdoors and exploring nature, then these nature activities are for you! Just pick one out of the 16 scavenger hunt options, print, cut out and head outdoors! It’s ok if you don’t find all objects, just have fun and explore.
What’s included in this Nature Hunt Printable Packet?!
There are 16 nature hunts to choose from and they are great for all seasons and interests. The nature hunts included are: Insects, Spooky Things (great Halloween scavenger hunt), Forest, Get Outside! (general nature items), Snowy Day, Garden, Spring Flowers, Summer Flowers, Tide Pool, Lake, Pond, Leaves, Seeds, Mushrooms (all edible varieties), Clouds and Animal Tracks.
All 16 nature hunt printables come in color and black & white. The circular nature hunt pieces only come in color, for a total of 60+ pages!
Here is an up close look at a few of the nature hunt printables. This Spooky Scavenger Hunt is great for Halloween and fall!
I love this Snowy Day Scavenger Hunt for the Winter Solstice or any beautiful snowy day!
We loved using the ruler handle for the Spring Flower hunt! It was fun to measure the flowers!
Pictured below is one of the circular nature hunt pieces. These are great to use indoors on a rainy day or hide them in your backyard or schoolyard for a different scavenger hunt experience!
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How to Make Your Nature Hunt Printables:
These nature activities are very easy to prepare and use! These should be printed on cardstock to make a sturdier magnifying glass. I also suggest laminating to use them over and over again. You can also cross off items you find with a dry erase marker on laminated scavenger sheets!
I use my laminator at home with thick lamination pouches, which makes them mostly waterproof. The lamination at school will probably be too thin to make them waterproof, but will help with durability!
If laminating, I suggest to print on cardstock, cut out the magnifying glass, run the cut out magnifying glass through the laminator, and cut out one more time. This method will help with water resistance. I highly recommend laminating printables for the Snowy Day hunt or any other hunt that is near water.
Many of the images are the same in this packet as my Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables Packet. A handful of them are completely new, some of them are the same but have a few different objects to search for, and a couple (animal tracks & clouds) are exactly the same. I believe there is enough variability for students to love both sets and they also compliment each other nicely! Also, the ruler and shape of scavenger hunts add fun new elements. Check out my scavenger hunt bundle by clicking here!
- Nature Hunt Printables available on TPT
- Cardstock or printer paper- I recommend cardstock for a more durable work mat.
- Laminator machine
Now that you have all of your supplies, it’s time to get outside and start exploring!
I hope you try these nature hunt printables! I promise, your little learners will love it as much as my boys and preschoolers.
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