Today the weather was beautiful, so I had my class do a nature scavenger hunt. Each team was given the following clues and had to find the item and take a photograph of themselves with the item.
c Find something that is white.
c Find something that an anteater would eat.
c Find something that is over a thousand years old.
c Find something a bird might like to eat.
c Find something a rabbit would eat.
c Find a leaf that was eaten by an insect.
c Find a flower petal.
c Find a piece of bark that is on the ground.
c Find something a bird might use to make a nest. (nest = a bird’s home)
c Find something that has seeds inside.
c Find something that humans can eat.
c Find a plant that grows on another plant.
It took most of the class period and was a lot of fun. Here are the photos they took.
One error I made is that I neglected to instruct them in advance not to pull parts off of living plants, so a couple of flowers and fruits were casualties to this activity. Lesson learned by the teacher as well as the students.