We're Going On A Nature Hunt



It may be cold out and it may be an expensive time of year, but that doesn't have you mean you are stuck in the confines of your home - especially if you have children. Noah and Ava crawl the walls if they are stuck indoors so we are always out and about - no matter the weather!

There are countless free and exciting things you can do with your children, right on your doorstep. A favourite of ours is an activity that I like to call "nature I spy" and although it's pretty self-explanatory I decided to write about it as it was very popular on my Instagram stories on the day.



This activity is suitable for most children as it's easy to adapt it to your child's age and what level they are at - you know your own children and their capabilities. For example, Noah had written words and mathematical questions, whereas, Ava had simple hand-drawn pictures with tick boxes. I chose to use cardboard that was in our recycling bin as I like to reuse where I can, however, I'm sure others would prefer to print lists from the internet. You can also make this into a quick activity, or make a whole day of it.


So, all you need is a few bits of cardboard, a couple of pencils, your wellies, hats, gloves and coats and you are ready to go. It's a quick, easy and free activity - one which is fun, educational, and ideal for all the family. It can add more excitement to regular walks, is great for stretching your legs, getting fresh air and creating fond memories with your children.

12 comments:

  1. We love a nature scavenger hunt! So quick and easy to set up and fun for kids to do.

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  2. Looks like the kiddies had fun, Its good to go walking where there is plenty of nature, plenty to see and the fresh air cant be beaten

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  3. This is such a simple but effective way of getting the children outdoors and exploring, even if they would prefer to stay indoors in the warm.

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  4. This is such a cute idea! Love to get outside and see nature

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  5. What a great idea! The children enjoy hunts when they visit castles and other attractions but I never thought of creating one for the garden or local park. Thank you!

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  6. this is a fantastic idea, my daughter loves treasure hunts outside where we hide things for her to find

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  7. Outdoors can be fun, entertaining and educational. Apparently many countries encourage children to be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, and get outdoors:- Allows for fresh air, exercise, exploring, learning, etc. Of course:-Responsible adult /s accompany the children to ensure their supervised and kept safe.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Your nature trail looks fabulous

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  9. You have certainly thought this out! I love taking my children out for a treasure hunt and we have such fun finding unusual objects too.

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  10. This is brilliant! I will be taking your lead & do this with my God-Daughter when I next have her in the school holidays.

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  11. This is a lovely idea which my four year old son would love. I may do this next time we visit Ogden Reservoir which has some lovely walks in the woods x

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