I use this nature scavenger hunt at the end of the year to help keep things "scientific" without confining students indoors when they would rather be anywhere else!
This nature scavenger hunt is perfect for kindergarteners, ESL students, or students who have trouble reading because there are plenty of pictures!
Students are challenged to find 18 items in nature, ranging from specific things -- pill bugs (rollie-pollies) -- to more general items -- "something hard." A picture example is shown next to each space so that students can "read" the hunt on their own, and students are then encouraged to draw their actual findings in the box beside it. Advanced students are encouraged to write where they found the object, as well.
My class is fortunate enough to have a pond within walking distance, and that is where we go for this scavenger hunt. Thus, fish and tadpoles are included in this hunt. If you do not have fish or tadpoles close by, you could always print and laminate a picture of each and hide it for the students to find. :) All other objects included in this scavenger hunt should be fairly common and easy to find in a field, garden, or park.