Flower Safari – Scavenger Hunt
This is a perfect summer activity, but don’t let the kids know that this is a learning game.
There are large flowers, little flowers, bell-shaped flowers, red flowers, yellow flowers and many more kinds of flowers that surround us everywhere in the summer months, whether in your backyard or in a park.
Even a visit to a flower nursery will be enjoyable because children will be happy looking at all the flowers to find answers for their scavenger hunt list and they will never know that they are learning about nature in one of its most beautiful ways.
This scavenger hunt should be adult-led and fun, better for ages 6-10 than younger children.
For teenage hunts,
special turn search list just for them, that will make them think outside the box and have fun at the same time.
Sample Scavenger Hunt Questions
(create questions by ages of hnters)
A bell-shaped flower
A group of flowers that is shaped like an umbrella.
A flower that has spots or stripes inside the petals.
A flower with four petals.
A flower with three petals.
A flower with heart-shaped leaves.
A flower in the shape of a trumpet.
A flower that smells good
A flower that smells bad
A flower without leaves
A flower that is round
A flower that has spikes
A flower that grows very tall
A flower that is on the ground
A flower that is so beautiful (child’s perception)
An ugly flower (child’s perception)
A flower that is a flower of a favorite color.
A flower that has two colors on the petals of the flower.
A very long stemmed flower.
A flower that is very small
Other ideas for questions:
A bee (where did you see one?)
A butterfly (what color was it?
A caterpillar (where was it?)
A bath for birds
A red flower
A yellow flower
A blue flower
A purple flower
A white flower
A lady with a hat
A man mowing the lawn
FLOWER SAFARI FOR TEENS
SEARCH FOR TREASURES
Add this special twist if teens are the flower safari hunters:
Preparations in advance:
List the flowers that you know are found in the hunting area
Draw a very simple sketch of each flower on the list.
Ask the hunters to find the flower and list where it was found.
Ask the hunters to use each simple flower sketch to turn it into another object, such as a cartoon character, a house, a car, etc.
Enjoy these fun projects with your children letting your imagination guide you … be an “adult”, it’s fun! The author has been a ‘non-adult’ all through her adult years, too many to brag about!