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Exploring the Senses with a Winter Scavenger Hunt

Sweet hearts however, February presents loads of alternatives for household enjoyable! And, relying on the place you reside and hike probably the most, February can imply a lot of issues. It could herald a couple of extra months of winter … or the beginning of spring! Or, for those who’re fortunate sufficient to stay someplace the place the climate is all over, it may imply each. In search of an out of doors exercise to do in any climate? Attempt exploring your senses with a winter scavenger hunt!

Exploring the Senses with a Winter Scavenger Hunt by Erin Pennings for Hike it Baby

Scavenger Hunt Studying Alternatives

When you’ve dedicated to getting exterior to discover, there are some nice studying alternatives on your little ones. You possibly can add a little bit of journey to your hike by discussing together with your youngsters how they will be taught extra about nature by means of their senses.

With that in thoughts, we’ve curated a scavenger hunt only for you that makes use of the completely different senses – listening to, seeing, smelling and touching. We’ve additionally made it handy so that you can obtain a clickable model or a black and white model to print.

In fact, the fifth sense – tasting – additionally presents some good alternatives for studying. Nevertheless, aside from maybe tasting rain drops or snowflakes, we left it off the listing.

Exploring the senses with a scavenger hunt by Erin Pennings for Hike it Baby

Earlier than the scavenger hunt

Utilizing our winter scavenger hunt as a information (and maybe including extra gadgets of your personal), think about what you’re prone to encounter in your journey. You possibly can even convey your digital camera alongside to take photos of the gadgets for dialogue later together with your youngsters. (Be aware: Please bear in mind to observe Depart No Hint pointers and don’t take something from its pure habitat.)

Then as you put together to begin your hike, discuss together with your youngsters about every of the completely different senses and the way we use them. Relying on the age, it’s also possible to ask questions on every merchandise on the listing: “Can we see clouds? Can we style them? Can we odor them?”

Some gadgets, like pine timber, might examine off a number of scavenger hunt gadgets and senses. We will observe them. We will odor them. We will really feel them. And, pine cones come from them.

Permit your youngster to shock you with their sense of surprise and their powers of commentary. Be ready for giggles and pleasure!

After the scavenger hunt

Go over your listing and discuss every merchandise you found. In the event you took photos of among the gadgets, take a look at them collectively and ask questions on what your kids skilled.

Have been there any gadgets you thought it is best to encounter however didn’t? What about stuff you found that weren’t on the listing? It is a tremendous enjoyable exercise that your youngsters will need to repeat repeatedly every season.

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Picture by Amy Diebold. Scavenger hunt graphic designed by Alex Wong. 

What sort of winter scavenger hunts have your loved ones gone on? Please share them under!



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