I just read the most inspiring post from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes . She uses nature in her classroom in the most amazing ways. Her post reminded me of a nature scavenger hunt I send home every year. The purpose is to have students and parents experience nature together. The kiddos love this homework project and usually can't wait to share where they found their items. We take the items and sort them into baskets. We then sort them by size. We plant the seeds to see what might grow. We investigate all the items with magnifying glasses. After all of this exploration the items all find their way into our science center.
I wish I had pictures, but it is summer. I did think I could share the scavenger hunt though. The clip art is a mixture from Microsoft and DJ Inkers.
I hope this can inspire you in some small way.
Don't forget, to show me some love and leave a comment. I'm new at this, so advice is more than welcome.
Nature Scavenger Hunt