Outside Winter Scavenger Hunt
With sicknesses running rampant and the cold air keeping you cooped inside, winter can be a rough season for everyone in your family. When the harsh winter provides a window of relief, get your kids outdoors and thinking about the ecological impact of winter with this fun, no-prep scavenger hunt.
Tip: Add a deeper educational element to this scavenger hunt by having your kids document each item on the list in a special way. For example, try photography, drawing, or creative written descriptions. You can also print our winter scavenger hunt checklist for a helpful resource.
Hint: If you live in a warm climate, you may need to adjust the item list.
Scavenger Hunt Item List
1. Something that usually has color but doesn’t right now
2. Something that looks dead but will come back to life in the spring
3. A plant or part of a plant that is dead and won’t come back to life in the spring
4. Something that keeps its green color throughout the winter
5. Something that breathes
6. Something different from #5 that flies
7. A seed or something that holds seeds
8. Precipitation or evidence of precipitation
9. Something frozen (or liquid too cold to swim in!)
10. Tracks (human or animal)
No double-dipping! Each item your kids find can only be counted under one category.