I gained emergency custody of my neice and nephews. We went from a family of 5 to 8 overnight. And, they attended school an hour away. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize we’re homeschoolers, and I have to get 5 kids and an infant ready and buckled up in carseats and booster seats. And, while my neice and nephew are only riding there and back, Tyler, Rhea and Sunshine are riding in the car from 6:00-8:20 am, 10:00-12pm because my neice has a half day program, and then again from 1:30 to nearly 4pm. I and my 3 children were spending at least 6 hours in the car every Monday through Friday. The kids did amazing considering but, they really needed to run and burn energy and Sunshine needed to be held and comforted and I needed to do laundry, cook, and make stuff for the kids’ homeschooling. I was staying up even later at night and working. I was too busy to sleep and while they slept I was catching up came up with the idea of the Nature Scavenger Hunt List. Why not have something that could help burn some energy, educate them But this scavenger hunt list was a lifesaver especially when I was so tired and couldn’t think of one more entertaining thing to do. It let me simply be in the moment, free and peaceful, while my passion for nature was reawakened and the part of myself that was buried beneath the stresses of adult life burst forth..and then we all held hands and skipped perfectly through the meadows. But, this let me sit and nurse the baby while the kids played. I sat in a comfy chair, under a tree and nursing Sunshine while I hollered out the “find.” The kids ran around wearing theirself out so they’d fall asleep the moment their wee little heads hit the pillow. Being outside with the kids is simply joyous crazy chaos and I hope you welcome more play and nature into your summer and your life with this Nature Scavenger Hunt List download. ( <– that link’s the download if ya missed it.) It has five pages of “finds” and two pages of “actions” to take while you’re finding things. I included some fill in your owns too. After all maybe you want to hula hoop while you look for a frog! There’s over 4,000 ideas here! That’s an entire summer of stuff to do.
There are over 4,000 ideas here.
That’s an entire summer of Nature Scavenger Hunts!
It’s not complicated to make it either. I printed the list onto cardstock, cut them into strips, and laminated them. I actually made two different lists. One is a what you’re hunting for and the other is how you’ll hunt for it. It also nice to punch a hole in the end and hang them from a book ring. They don’t take up a lot of room and ANYONE can use them. Have fun! Oh, and before you run outside…would you take a moment and share this on facebook and pin it for me too. I’d really appreciate it and I believe that everytime it’s pinned or shared the pinner or sharer and I each loose a pound. ~Honey