Trees may be bare and animals tucked up in hibernation, but there’s still plenty to spot on a trip to the woods in winter.
You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for this activity. Hunt for really small things you can fit into a matchbox. Collect little leaves, blades of grass, small snail shells, tiny twigs, feathers and pebbles. Turn it into a competition with your family – who can fit the most items inside their box?
You can take a magnifying glass on your scavenger hunt to help children to investigate their finds. Can they see intricate patterns, subtle colour changes and interesting textures?
A scavenger hunt doesn’t have to be sight-based. Have a go at exploring with your other senses, such as touch. Can you find…
Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who uses all natural materials. You could take a bag on your walk and collect sticks, leaves, pine cones, pebbles or any other natural resources that catch your eye. When you return home, you can create your own piece of art, using the materials you have gathered. I've attached a couple of images so you can see his work, but if you google his name, you will find lots more examples.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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