Nature Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt encourages participants to explore their outdoor space and develop their observation skills.


Promotes memory, identification and sorting skills, as well as fine motor skills, encourages co-operation.

Materials required:

  • a list of items that can be found in the chosen garden or outdoor area
  • a collection basket or bucket for each participant.


Create a list of items that can be found easily in your chosen garden or outdoor area. You can either select objects that are already present or plant selected objects.

The scavenger hunt may be presented as a fun competition with clients working in small groups, or the objects may be collected and then used in art or craft work.

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