When Spring finally arrives in New England, it’s a cause for celebration. It’s also a great time to get outside and experience all of the amazing new changes happening in our natural world. We’ve developed a sensory scavenger hunt idea for your family to take along on your next walk, scroll down to access your own free printable copy!
We tested the scavenger hunt early (earlier than I’d like to admit) on a rainy Sunday morning along the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol. Though of course Freya is a little young to understand what many of these items are, it was fun for us adults to slow down and engage our senses to check things off the list.
Spring is a great time to teach kids about nature’s cycles and it’s fun to try to think of other signs of Spring that aren’t on the list. For example, I always get excited to see the peony shoots emerge from the soil in my garden and I know it’s really Spring when my neighbor takes his motorcycle out of storage.
What signs of Spring do you and your family look forward to each year? If you head out on your own Spring Sensory Scavenger Hunt, feel free to share your adventure with the hashtag #exploringONH! Have fun and Happy Spring!