We're Going On A Spring Hunt...freebie!

Signs of Spring outdoor scavenger hunt freebie for Kindergarten and First Grade
Every spring, I take my class outdoors for a signs of spring scavenger hunt.
Signs of Spring outdoor scavenger hunt freebie for Kindergarten and First Grade
I begin by reading We're Going On A Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger.
FREE Signs of Spring outdoor scavenger hunt- take learning outside!
Then I tell my class that we're going to head outside to hunt for spring.
One boy got very excited, because he's likes to go hunting...sorry buddy, we're using clipboards, not guns :)

I pair up my students and equip them with a clipboard, a crayon, and a scavenger hunt list.
Then we head outside!
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring

The first thing we noticed was the spring sunshine--check!
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
My list has an arrow pointing to each item. To 'check off' an item, they colour in the arrow. I had them take turns, to avoid arguments :)


Here are some pictures from our signs of spring search around the schoolyard:
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
buds & blossoms
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
we found ants
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
spider
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
looking for other bugs
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring

FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
bird's nest
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
dandelion
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring
Happy hunting! lol
FREE Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Do you take your students outdoors to learn? You should! Students LOVE exploring nature! In this activity, students will search for spring items on the list. Take learning outside! #freebies #seasons #science #kindergarten #1stgrade #spring

6 comments

  1. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. Great idea Anita! Thank you for sharing. I may have to modify it to match what we might see outside of our school, but this will be great for after my spring break when we begin our insect study. I like the idea of working in partners as I try to have my kids work in partners everyday. Thanks again!

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  3. Thank you for sharing. We will have fun using this after spring break.

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  4. Great idea, Anita! I'll do this when we go back to school next week. Happy Easter!

    ΡΌ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

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  5. This is a great list of spring signs and perfect method for kindergarten kids to use. I was very happy to find it before our field trip - thought I was going to have to make my own! Thanks for sharing.

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