Observing the world around them is an important skill for our youngest students. They are fascinated with nature and so excited to explore the outdoors. These adventures make great opportunities for both teachers and parents to make literacy connections as well. Just as they require ample time to play outside, these new readers also need plenty of exposure to patterned and predictable text.
This product gives students opportunities to closely observe nature by looking for commonly found objects and living things in the environment surrounding them. Once back inside the home or classroom, students will then have the opportunity to create a journal about their walk with repetitive text. They will cut, color, and glue to create a book with simple words and pictures they can read again and again.
This product contains several scavenger hunts to print in color or black and white. The hunts may also be printed with or without words. There are even hunts only with words for children who are already reading. Once the children finish their walk and have found the items on their lists, they can complete the corresponding nature
journal. They must cut and glue pictures to describe what they saw. They can add their own words or Illustrations to each page. Once they’ve completed all the scavenger hunts in this packet, you can bind their journals together to make a scrapbook of their adventures! This product is a perfect tie-in to Earth Day or a nature studies unit.