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Summer time is the perfect opportunity to really do a ton of nature learning activities. Today I have a cute little Leaf Shape Scavenger Hunt for you to do with your kids on your next nature outing. My son and I had fun doing this together in our backyard one afternoon.
Leaf Shape Scavenger Hunt
This leaf scavenger hunt is a little like a bingo game, but with leaves. There is a small grid of leaf images that kids can use to hunt down their own leaves. Grab a bag or a basket and go out collecting. This little leaf shape hunt only has a few leaf shapes, there are obviously way more than what is on this paper, but it is a great activity for young kids learning shapes! They can decided which leaves they find most closely represent the ones on the paper.
Since today is part of the Nature Book Club, I have to give you a great book recommendation to tie in with this activity. I usually have a hard time narrowing down my choice, so I will give you a few great recommendations!
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Tree & Leaf Books for Kids
The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grownups
We’re Going on a Nature Hunt by Steve Metzger -Also a Leaf Hunt Version!
Peterson First Field Guides: Trees
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Linnea’s Almanac by Cristina Bjork
Colorful Leaves by Maria Fleming
Trees, Leaves and Bark by Diane Burns
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Today’s post is part of the Nature Book Club series that I have joined. This is a series of monthly posts by a great group of educational bloggers. Each month we share a post on a related topic tied into a book that we love. This month’s theme was Nature Hike or Nature Discovery. Check out below what the other bloggers have shared!
5 Senses at Sunset Walk from Barbara at Handbook of Nature Study
Discovering Nature in the Garden Scavenger Hunt from Jenny at Faith & Good Works
Nature Walk Alphabet Hunt from Emily at Table Life Blog
Guided Tide Pool Hike from Eva at Eva Varga
Foraging & Feasting Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Fairy Gardens and Online Book Club from Dachelle at Hide The Chocolate
Decoupage Art with Nature Walk Findings from Katrina at Rule This Roost
Summer Nature Hike from Thaleia from Something 2 Offer
Leaf Shape Hunt from Karyn at Teach Beside Me
Easy Peasy Beginner Nature Journal Ideas for Kids from Cassidy at Freshly Planted