Activity Introduction

Slow down and really observe what is around you. Nature is full of beautiful shapes and colours. As you walk around the street, peer at the plants and see if you can find the full colours of the rainbow. 

Safety advice: Respect other people’s gardens and only take from what is on the ground or public area or if you see a neighbour you could ask permission to pick a flower or leaf!

This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

Ideal for: Early Years and Lower Primary Ages 5-7

Themes: 

  • fresh air
  • get moving

Time required: 30 minutes

Curriculum connections: Science, Art, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

Often the purpose of a walk is to get children to use up some energy! However, doing a nature treasure hunt will slow down the pace and let everyone really observe the beauty of the natural world in your local area.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • Something to hold your collected items in like a box or bag.

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Nature Treasure Hunt - Activity Instructions

Slow down and really observe what is around you. Nature is full of beautiful shapes and colours. As you walk around the street, peer at the plants and see if you can find the full colours of the rainbow. 

Safety advice: Respect other people’s gardens and only take from what is on the ground or public area or if you see a neighbour you could ask permission to pick a flower or leaf!

Step 1. Go for a walk around the streets and parks near you. The native and introduced plants in your local area will be changing with each new season. Spend time looking at the new growth, the leaves that are changing colour and the flowers that are blooming. 

Step 2. Look for flowers and leaves in the colours of the rainbow. Pick and collect small parts of the objects to have a variety of different objects. Only take from public areas (unless you have permission) and only take a little of each. 

Step 3. When you get home, find a white background (it can be a

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