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Celebrate the beautiful world we live in with this fun and educational Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for kids. This printable activity is perfect for the entire family.
Items You Will Look for with the Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids
As your student locates each item, have her color it on the printable page provided.
You could take a walk through your house and neighborhood or drive to a local park. As you go, your student will search inside and outside for these items:
- Recycling Symbol
- Reusable Bottle
- Electric Car
- Recycling Bin
- Solar Panels
- Metal Straw
- Rechargeable Battery
- Energy Saving Bulb
- Rain Barrel
- Canvas Bag
This scavenger hunt includes these other activities and things to do:
- Help Out! Find a piece of dropped litter and put it in the trash can.
- Bonus! Find something you can recycle.
- Give Back! Find something that can be composted to help new plants grow.
- Reuse! Use the back of the scavenger hunt for something else. You could also put it in a page protector so that it can be used again and again (with a dry erase marker).
For extra fun, give your student a magnifying glass and allow him to carefully examine the smaller items as he finds them.
Benefits of the Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is great way to celebrate Earth Day and to spark discussions about being good stewards of our planet. It provides many benefits for your student.
- Scavenger hunts boost observation skills. As your child looks for objects, he will develop better observation skills.
- Scavenger hunts require movements; this promotes gross motor development.
- If you work on the scavenger hunt as a team, it will promote cooperation and social skills development.
- Additionally, the bonus items will increase creative and critical thinking skills as your child has to determine how to complete the extra tasks.
Grab Your Free Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Grab the printable scavenger hunt by clicking on the image below.
More Earth Day Resources for Your Students
Learn more about stewardship and conservation with these unit studies, lessons, and lapbook printables.