Scavenger Hunt

Get your kids outside!!


Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. The other day I took my boys on a scavenger hunt in our own backyard and all three of us had an amazing time exploring the simple things nature has to offer! We often overlook all the life around us, the textures, the sounds, the smells, and the symbiotic relationships.


One step in “primalizing” your kiddos is exposing them to these concepts. What’s natural and what’s unnatural about your surroundings? What has man created and what has “mother nature” created? How do we impact our environment for the better and for the worse? Going on a scavenger hunt with your little ones is one way to start opening their eyes to these ideas.


Find …

• something fuzzy

• something rough

• something smooth

• something that doesn’t belong

• a hint of an animal

• 4 different types of leaves

• something living

• something pretty

• etc.


Adjust your list according to your child’s age and according to the season. Add items that may spark questions and further exploration. Aside from the obvious benefits of connecting to the earth, enjoying fresh air and encouraging curiosity, activities like this can lead to a greater understanding of what grows around us and becomes food for certain species, where our own food comes from and the basic circle of life.

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Comments (2)

  • Cullen Wood 6 years ago Reply

    What a great idea! I’ve been on many scavenger hunts but haven’t ever taken the things we’ve found and glued them onto a board. Love this idea Shannon. Thank you for sharing :).

  • primalpeak 6 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Cullen! It was super fun and kept the boys intrigued with an “art project” as well:-)

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