Friday, April 06, 2012

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

Every spring, I take my class outdoors for a signs of spring scavenger hunt.

I begin by reading We're Going On A Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger.

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!

The first thing we noticed was the spring sunshine--check!

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:
buds & blossoms

we found ants


looking for other bugs

bird's nest


If you'd like a copy of my spring scavenger hunt, you can find it here.

Happy hunting! lol


Lori said...

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

Freckleteacher said...

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!

venus said...

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

Alessia Albanese said...

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

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Cute idea!
First Grade Blue Skies

Anonymous said...

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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