Nature Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers

We love going out on walks as a family. To begin with it was stressful because Theo had no idea about traffic rules and refused to hold our hands for his own safety. But after a month or so of constantly educating him about the “red man”, “green man”, traffic lights, zebra crossings and the mandatory need to hold our hands when crossing the road, he’s a much better toddler to bring out without a buggy now. 

To kick start our summer holidays together (spent at home by the way), I designed a Nature Scavenger Hunt based on ideas I found on Pinterest. 

Depending on the age of the child, I think 5 objects is just right for a 2 year old. 

I put the piece of paper in a zip lock bag because I didn’t want him to crush it all up. This means we can easily reuse this activity in the future. Well, it’s also because I don’t have any laminating sheets at home. 

1. Stick found

2. Dandelion seed head

3. Red poppy

4. Spot the bee

5. Last but not least, green leaves

Theo really enjoyed this activity. We prompted him along the way to help him spot smaller objects. I also find it very educational as we could use this activity in line with books about nature and his favourite Bee Man book. 

There are many scavenger hunt activities such as colours, transportation, animals etc that can be done so this can be tailored to suit the interest of the child. 


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