Plants and flower hunt

Another scavenger hunt activity inspired by the success of our recent Mini Beast hunt and chase the rainbow treasure collecting activities.

We used the Twinkl Plants and Flowers Hunt sheet.

I printed this one twice and condensed it down to one page of A4.

This worksheet is fabulous as it has all sorts of really common flowers that you can find on a walk outdoors – especially now that spring is in full bloom.

I laminated one worksheet whole and the second I cut in to small cards before laminating. My intention was that this would give us an indoor matching activity worksheet we can use on rainy days.

I put Arlo an egg box for collecting in his little backpack and he set off on his little mission. He’s used to the scavenger hunt style task now and always ready for the challenge – daily exercise is the highlight of our day.

The little cards came in really handy when discussing our small bunch of collected plants – I laid the real flowers down and then we used the small flash cards to match – I hadn’t planned this but it’s another child led learning and discussion opportunity.

The only draw back with this is that you might not be able to find and tick off all of the flowers on the list which can be tough to explain to little ones. None the less, it’s a great activity and works well alongside all of the gardening activities we have been doing at home.

Chase the rainbow Scavenger hunt

This is another super simple scavenger hunt, printed from the amazing Twinkle

Arlo really enjoyed hunting for bugs the first time we tried this on our daily exercise. I don’t have many bugs indoors but our home is full of random little objects so I needed a new idea.

Scavenger hunts help develop observational skills and build problem solving skills too. Along side looking for objects this is helping reinforce his knowledge of colours.

This time I laminated the colours work sheet to tick off and then I also created a treasure box – using an old egg carton – dabbing the colours in to the compartments so that any found objects could be saved and then discussed.

We have used this at home with random bits and bobs including buttons and Lego pieces, and also in the garden with flower petals which then inspired another variation to this simple idea.

Arlo always says that his favourite colour is “rainbows” and so we are going to use our daily exercise to chase rainbows and our task is to find something in every colour to bring home.

Mini Beast Scavenger Hunt

You will need:

  • A list of things to find

It’s as simple as that really. I used another twinkl printable resource but you could easily create your own list without a printer.

I laminated our list so we can use it with a dry wipe pen during our daily exercise walks but we practised first at home – Arlo went hunting for all his little toy creepy crawlers to match the pictures.

He is always ready to take his clipboard out on his daily exercise – let’s just hope that he doesn’t want to bring all his bugs back home!

I’m going to create more of these to use around the house with different themes – starting with colours – “find me something blue” and then shapes “find me something in the shape of a square”