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I haven’t really talked about it much on the blog, but I have crazy allergies. I’m basically allergic to nature. And of course, as luck would have it, I passed on my allergies to both of my kids. My son’s allergies show with his super dry and sensitive skin, and my daughter’s allergies translate into a runny nose (she has to have a nose spray and she’s only 1!). It’s awful.
It’s especially bad during the spring and summer months when all we want to do is be outside. My kids both love being outside, but some days it’s not worth facing all the allergens. So on the days we do go outside, we really try and make the most of it!
I decided to take full advantage of spring weather and created a fun nature scavenger hunt for toddlers! And yes, I know my son just turned three and is technically a preschooler, but he loved this activity, too.
The best part of this little scavenger hunt is that I made it for you, too! All you have to do is print,
and go outside!
On my scavenger hunt, I included easy things to find like a stick, a dandelion, a clover, a green leaf, a bug, and a rock. The only one we didn’t find while we were outside was a bug, but most days my kids find them all over! I think it was just too chilly when we went out!
My daughter is 20-months, and she even loved this activity. Our area has a ton of dandelions right now, so they were both picking as many dandelions as they could and holding them up to the scavenger hunt to show me they found them.
Hopefully you can find all of these things in your area. I tried to make it pretty general so your little ones could find everything. And even if they don’t, at least you get to be outside! I think one of the best parts of this activity is that it encourages toddlers to get outside and explore!
And a quick note about the laminating: I highly recommend it. Our paper fell on the ground more times than I could count. It got stepped on, it got wet, and at one point even blew down the sidewalk a bit. Having it laminated saved it and made it so we can easily use it again later! I have a Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator and I love it. It’s small, super easy to use, and was pretty inexpensive. Plus I can also laminate special things the kids make that I want to save!
To download your FREE printable nature scavenger hunt for toddlers, click here or on the photo below. And as always, please only use this for personal use. Don’t sell it because I drew this myself and it took me a lot of time!