A simple homeschool or weekend outing with the kids is a fall scavenger hunt. We found a list in a forest book of seasonal items to look for, put on out coats and boots, and took our camera for a walk. We found gorgeous mushrooms, multicoloured leaves, chestnuts, a strange moss nest, a squirrel too quick for our camera, and various bugs.
Of course, taking along a Pumpkin Spice Latté is also a great idea; after all, it’s very seasonal!
And if you can bring along a willing uncle, that helps, too!
They tend to prefer truck spotting over squirrels…
A play at the park is always a good prize at the end!
You can do a walk like this any time of the year, and chat about the seasons, nature, plant growth, animal migration, etc! Easy science lesson, plus exercise! Doing drawings or paintings if your nature pics is another way to extend things. We did a collage.
Hope you enjoyed joining our little walk!
4 thoughts on “Fall Forest Scavenger Hunt”
Hi Anna, Fenna enjoyed the pictures very much and wondered whether the children in the photo at the park were at “Wald Schule” (forest school!) Have a great afternoon 🙂 Monika
Those are great pictures!!! What amazing mushrooms – I’ve never seen mushrooms like that in the wild before! I like the willing uncle… my brothers would totally be truck-spotting too. And I’d definitely add a pumpkin spice latte to the scavenger hunt as well. 🙂 Love this idea. 🙂
Thanks for the great comments, Bonnie! So glad you liked the idea; it was a lot of fun! Those crazy mushrooms actually grow right by the sidewalk on our city block…
By the way, I’m so excited about our upcoming book! Vanessa also told me you’re moving to the mainland so I’ll be happy to get to meet you sometime…
All the best,