Nature Bingo & Scavenger Hunts
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Nature bingo and scavenger hunts connect us with the seasons while getting kids outdoors and teaching young naturalist through experiential learning.
This spring take your kids out into nature and go on a hunt for moss on a log, a tail marker, signs of a woodpecker, fiddleheads, spider webs, and even smells and sounds of spring. Download Mass Audubon Spring Walk Bingo Cards to get started. There are several versions so a group can play together! This is a fun activity to get the family outside, observing their surroundings and engaging their senses.
Nature Scavenger Hunt Ideas
For a sample list of what families can search for, check out our posts about Nature Scavenger Hunts for a ideas of what families can search for outdoors while encouraging nature observations:
- Find three different tree leaves, seeds or pods
- Find an insect
- Find a feather
- Find a twig shaped like a letter
- Find a leaf that a bug has nibbled
- Find something that has decomposed
- Find something that is no longer living
- Find something that was never alive
- Find two different kinds of tree bark
In our posts about Nature Scavenger Hunts you can also discover themed scavenger hunts, urban scavenger hunts, and recycle scavenger hunts.
Discover additional outdoor activities for kids and families with MassAudubon’s Young Explores. They have several programs families can enjoy together and recommendations on hands-on activities families and groups can participate in any time of the year!