Outdoor Treasure Hunt Cards
About This Primary Resource
These cards can be used in many ways to encourage the children to look closely at their environment, think creatively, become curious about what they see and to learn new words to describe the things they find.
They are very versatile and could be used in a number of different ways. Here are a few suggestions:
- Treasure Hunt Race
Shuffle the cards, turn over the top one. Show it to everyone and the first person back with a matching item wins. The winner keeps the card and the winner of the whole game has the most cards.
- Find five
Shuffle the cards and deal 5 cards ( or less for younger children) to each child or group and the children race to find things that match each card
- All in one
Shuffle the cards and deal out three cards to individuals or groups. The aim is to find one thing that fits all the description eg if the cards are shiny, round and smooth a conker would be a good match. This game is worth carrying on a bit longer to see if the other children can find something to match their cards. The winners could help the others and if the group is small all the finds could be discussed and compared afterwards.