Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate the start of Spring
Last week officially marked the start of Spring! Why not go outside and explore nature while trying out this fun scavenger hunt activity?
All you need is an empty egg carton and access to a garden, park, woods, or any green space. Children may also like to decorate their egg cartons in rainbow colours using paint or pens. Each section could be a different colour of the rainbow!
Then, you and your child can go out into your garden, visit the local park, or go outside into any natural environment you may have access to! Children need to find small bits and pieces in nature (e.g., Leaves, rocks, flowers, twigs) for each colour of the rainbow and collect them in their egg carton. This activity gives children the opportunity to explore and develop their understanding of nature. It involves physical activity, creativity and exploring the natural environment as the season changes into Spring.
Once you’ve collected all the colourful bits and pieces- the activity doesn’t have to be over! Children can use what they have collected as ingredients for a mud kitchen, to make potions or to incorporate in sensory play (printing leaves and flowers into playdough).
Or children could use what they have collected for other crafting activities; they could create a collage, painting leaves or flowers and printing them onto paper, or use them as inspiration for paintings and drawings.
This activity provides a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about nature as the season is transitioning into Spring and encourages their imagination as they can creatively use the collected resources for crafting activities or to inspire further play.
With Spring starting, you may be beginning to think about the Easter school holidays! We have lots of FREE activities available for children during the upcoming school holiday, don’t forget to book places for your children, click here to book now!
Activities are FREE for children who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM). All activities will provide children with a nutritious meal, just like they would have at school. If your child does not receive FSM but would like to attend MedwayGo activities, you may be able to attend for a fee- please contact the provider directly to see if this is possible.
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