What could be more perfect for a
summer time learning game than this...
There are big flowers, little flowers, red flowers, yellow flowers and so many more kinds of all the flowers that surround us everywhere in the summer months, whether in your backyard or at a park. Even a visit to a flower nursery will be enjoyable because the kids are happily looking at all the flowers to find answers for their Scavenger Hunt list. The kids will never know they are learning about nature in one of its most beautiful forms.
This scavenger hunt should be adult-guided and fun, better for kids ages 6 to 10 than younger children. For teenage hunts, there is a special little twist that will make them think creatively instead of being bored for the summer.
Sample Scavenger Hunt questions
(create questions by ages of the hnters)
A flower shaped like a bell
A group of flowers that is shaped like an umbrella
A flower that has spots or stripes inside the petals
A flower with four petals
A flower with three petals
A flower with leaves shaped like a heart
A flower that is trumpet shaped
A flower that smells good
A flower that smells bad
A flower with no leaves
A flower so small, you have to look really close to see it
A flower that is round
A flower that has points
A flower that grows really tall
A flower that is on the ground
A flower that is so beautiful (child’s perception)
A flower that is ugly (child’s perception)
A Flower that is favorite color flower
A flower that has two colors on the flower petals
A flower with a very long stem
A flower that is very tiny
Other Ideas for questions:
A Bee (where did you see one?)
A Butterfly (what color was it?
A Caterpillar (where was it?)
A bird bath
A red flower
A yellow flower
A blue flower
A purple flower
A white flower
TEENAGERS FLOWER SAFARI
Add this special twist if teenagers are the flower safari hunters:
Ahead of time preparations:
* List flowers you know are in the area of the hunt
* Draw a vvery simple outline sketch of each flower on the list
Ask the hunters to find the flower and list where it was located
* Ask the hunters to use each simple flower sketch to convert it to another object, such as a cartoon character, a house, a car, etc.
I got this idea while searching
for a Nature Trail for our trip
to Seattle, Washington...
Tacoma Nature Center Web Site