Hike This Science Hunt!
Want to take math and science out to play? Go on a hike! This nature hunt gives kids samples to collect and clues to find, while reinforcing their ability to use words like “near”, “far”, “left” and “right” to figure out an object’s location. It’s great outdoor fun and it works on important skills for kindergarten.
What You Need:
- Several pieces of 8 ½ x 11” white card stock
- Pictures of flowers, lichen, trees, and other items to be found on the hike (print from the web)
- Printer and computer
- Small zip lock bags
- Adventure pack
The object of this hunt is two fold: to give your child a chance to hunt for moss, lichen, trees, and other items in nature; and to give her practice determining the locations of objects using the terms near/far, left/right, and behind/in front. Kindergarten classroom spend a lot of time working with items from the natural world during science, and in math they work on spatial awareness and location. This hunt will give your child practice with both!