September brings the first day of spring and although Cape Town was certainly not showing any signs of spring weather in early September, I compiled a spring scavanger hunt to keep Hamish busy.
The hunt is designed to use on a walk about your neighbourhood but you could also use this inside your garden.
Look at your garden/park or beach and draw or write a list of things for your child to find.
We started nature walks and hunts when Hamish was about a year old and would collect things onto his pram.
Give each child a copy of the hunt and a pencil to mark off what they find.
I’ve found that this activity works well for smaller children if you attach your print out to a clipboard. This makes it easier for them to carry around and ensures the wind does not blow it away.
You could also give younger children stickers to stick on to mark off what they find instead of a marker.
If you know that you will do the hunt on a regular basis, you can save paper by laminating the print out and use a white board marker to cross off as white board markers will just wipe off the laminating.
Things to find
I put together a list of 20 easy to find items in nature.
- Spiders web
- Pine cone
- Mole hill
- Earth worm
Happy hunting ….