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Spring is here in San Francisco! The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. A spring scavenger hunt is a great way to get the entire family outside to explore. From a child in a stroller to a toddler walking to a school-age child, everyone enjoys a scavenger hunt.
I have a collection of colored dot stickers that I use for the scavenger hunts when I take out my family or Tiny Treks classes. Kids get very excited when they get to peel off stickers as they find each object on their scavenger hunt. For pre-readers I use a scavenger hunt print-out with only pictures, while for readers I often ask them to draw what they find as they go, matching words to pictures.
Ideally each child should have a clip board, which makes it easier to write/draw. At Tiny Treks we often will have a special day just to decorate our clipboards and personalize them for each child. The kids feel very official walking around holding their clipboard – very cute!
Try to find these signs of spring around your block:
What other sign of spring do you see? Try to add as much to the list as possible.
For more fun ideas to get families outside and exploring visit www.tinytreks.com.
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Pam Worth MA, BCC is the founder of Tiny Treks (www.tinytreks.com), an innovative parent participation outdoor exploration program which has served thousands of families since 1997. Pam is also a
parent educator specializing in workshops on Healthy Lifestyles
for Families. Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were
developed through her 30 years of experience in early childhood, elementary and parent education along with teacher mentorship, and family coaching. Currently, Pam is a guest lecturer at parenting workshops throughout the country and is
recognized for pioneering outdoor education programing for early childhood. She also specializes in guiding families to reducing media interference, identifying creative boundaries and alternatives to media usage. Pam focuses on Mindful Parenting through creative ideas and tools.
her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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