We each had a piece of paper with natural objects to find like:
· Robin’s egg
· Yellow flower
· Frog or tadpole
· Red winged blackbird
· Bumble bee
· A tree just starting to bud
· A snow drop or crocus
· Cherry blossoms
Sometimes we would have a scavenger hunt in other seasons as well.
Lists and pencils in hand, we would set off on a nature walk. We’d walk the trail together enjoying the beauty of the woods.
The first person to see the object in nature got to check it off. A delighted voice of, "Look everyone there is a …." accompanied it. We would revel in what was seen, silently taking in the view.
We usually didn’t find everything on the list, but no one seemed to care who won anyway. We all got to notice nature and experience it’s nurturing.