Are you looking for a simple spring break activity to get the kids outside? This printable nature scavenger hunt is simple fun and includes a dozen things you can find in your backyard or local park.
My family is so busy during the week and many times on weekends too. Whenever possible, we visit our local park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. We walk along the trails, watch for birds and other animals, and let the kids run.
Just a few hours every week or so is really nice. Hubby and I can relax and not worry about the endless to-do list waiting at home. The kids get to explore their independence. We all spend a little time enjoying nature and absorbing the afternoon sunshine and fresh air.
My job is computer-based and television is our evening unwind. Of course, we’re all constantly connected to our devices, out of necessity and just plain habit. Getting outside is literally a breath of fresh air.
If this sounds all too familiar, it’s time to get your family outdoors.
Take a hike in a natural area, visit a local park, or just walk around your neighborhood. You’ll be surprised how different things look when you slow down and sometimes literally stop to smell the flowers.
Nature scavenger hunt
Before you head out of the house, print off this fun nature scavenger hunt.
It includes a dozen nature elements that you can probably find outside. Some of them are a little harder to spy than others, but most of them can be found pretty easily by kids of all ages.
Print off a copy for each kid and see who can find the most. Or print one and encourage them to work together.
Just resist the urge to snap a photo and post it online right away.
To get your printable nature scavenger hunt, click HERE. Print on regular 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper.
With the weather warming up for spring, this would make a fun and simple spring break activity. For more ideas, check out my list of 15 free spring break activities for kids that I wrote for Time Saving Mom.