Here on the east coast, it is getting quite cold. But that doesn’t mean that you need to stay indoors. There is still a lot of great science that can be done outdoors! I came across a great blog by Edventures with Kids that gives lots of great ideas for getting outside and doing a little hands-on learning!
In each season, there are different things that we can find with our five senses. In winter, while we don’t see lots of flowers and leaves like we see in the spring and summer, there’s a whole new group of living organisms we can find. Winter is a perfect time for an outdoor scavenger hunt! So zip up your coats, put on your hats and gloves, grab a clipboard, pencil and scavenger hunt handout and head outside for some family fun & learning! Grab the scavenger hunt handout here.
When you come back in, grab a mug of hot cocoa and extend your scavenger hunt by reading a book about winter. If you don’t have the book or can’t grab it from the library, you can watch a read aloud on YouTube.
Winter Walk by Virginia Snow Click here to watch a read aloud.
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