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Spring Scavenger Hunt

Hello gardeners! Today we are sharing an outdoor activity to encourage gardeners of all ages to to get outside and explore nature. A scavenger hunt is a fun way to collect items found in nature in your own backyard. Grab an egg carton and color in each hole with a different shade and head outside and find things that match your colors. There is something so satisfying about creating your own nature collection, and recycling an egg carton is a fun way to keep your treasures organized.

No egg carton? No problem, scroll down for a free Spring Scavenger Hunt printable. Scroll all the way down to collect your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!

Our Spring Scavenger Hunt Has Gardener Roots In:

🌼 Gives observation skills a boost.

🌼 A screen free activity the whole family can enjoy.

🌼Allows kids to practice problem-solving in a tangible way.

🌼Fresh air, vitamin D and being outside are known to reduce stress & improve your mood.

🌼This activity is a healthy way to keep the mind & body busy.

🌼This activity can be done at school or at home.


*If you don't have an egg carton you can print out our free Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet to use a guide to look for items in nature in the same colors and shades!


Hey gardeners, did you do a Spring Scavenger Hunt? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Spring Scavenger Hunt Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet


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