What is a Scavenger Hunt?
A scavenger hunt is a game in which the players — either individuals or teams — compete to see who can obtain the most items from a list. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, not necessarily…
Usually, the group who organizes the scavenger hunt comes up with a list of very specific — and often quite unusual — items. What kinds of items? It could be anything.
What is a Nature Scavenger Hunt?
A Scavenger hunt played outdoors with items related to the nature.
Benefits of Scavenger Hunts
- Build problem solving skills
- Teaches team work
- Easy to customise according to age
- Exercise with both body and mind
Scavenger Hunts are a lot of fun for toddlers to teenagers or for that matter even adults. Nature Scavenger Hunts during good weather encourages children to be around nature even more. Being away from Tabs and phones and breathing fresh air can be quite refreshing and encourages creativity among children too.
Plan a Scavenger Hunt for all age groups. Download the Nature Scavenger hunt printable below. The participants can collect a few items and tick the ones they have seen. If you are pairing them with adults, they can take pictures in their phones.
A few pointers to be careful when you do a nature scavenger hunt outdoors:
Always pair up the team members.
Wear closed footwear
Keep a home base so the participants can always return to the base.
Stay away from animals and insects
Carry water and stay hyrdrated.
Nature Scavenger hunt is a very open minded play. Children can collect anything from the list depending on the place and what’s available at that time.
Kids love the scavenger hunt and usually come back so engaged and interested that they want to stay outdoors for even more.