Earth Day is on April 22 every year and provides a great opportunity to get people thinking about the environment and the world in which we live.
If you’re wanting to plan some fun activities for April 22, here are 6 Earth Day scavenger hunt ideas to give you some inspiration:
1. Nature Hike – This is a great idea for people of all ages that is best organized in a park or on a nature trail or hiking route.
It takes a little bit of preparation, but is ideal if you want to have some outdoor fun while also getting some exercise.
2. Leaf Hunt – Help kids to learn more about different types of leaves by organizing this nature scavenger hunt for Earth Day.
There are two ideas for how to plan this and is especially perfect for using as part of a school biology lesson.
3. Nature Scavenger Hunt List – This is another activity that’s more tailored for kids and includes a free printable list that has 30 items for players to find.
4. Flower Power – Here’s a photo scavenger hunt idea that involves players taking photos of as many different flowers as they can find.
This is therefore another great hunt for kids, particularly if you want to help them learn about your local flora.
5. Creatures – If your kids enjoy the Flower Power suggestion above, why not have your kids hunt for local fauna as well.
This option also has a free list with 15 different creatures for players to hunt.
6. Earth Day List – This final suggestion is a great eco option as it involves beautifying your local area by picking up trash and recycling as much of it as possible.
It also has a free printable scavenger hunt list with all the trash items that teams need to find.
If you liked these suggestions, you should also check out Youth Workin’ It for even more Earth Day activities that can be done with kids and students.