We are so very excited to be partnering with Cindi from Sawyer Kid Co. for this amazing Fall Activity that brought both of my boys outdoors. Cash was all for a Leaf Scavenger Hunt and needed no convincing to suit up for the brisk air. I call that a #momwinning victory, especially if you’ve been following on Instagram and caught how hard it is for me to get Cash outside right now…
Thank you, Cindi, for sharing your activity with us!
Autumn Leaf Scavenger Hunt
“Just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature.”
― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
I agree, and would take it one step further than Richard Louv by saying, kids NEED not only contact with nature but connection with nature. The number of kids getting outdoors everyday has declined by half compared to our generation. I believe this loss is the root cause for the rampant emotional and physical issues kids are developing.
But what if your kids claim they don’t want to play outside? Well, Sawyer Kid Co has partnered with A Cotton Kandi Life to be a resource of ideas that will get your kids outside. This autumn we are offering you free printables that you can use to play this leaf scavenger hunt with your kids.
The leaves are falling to the ground and this game will help kids cultivate awareness, learn about different leaf shapes, and spend some time outside collecting. Not just collecting into a big pile, then jumping in, although I recommend that as good old fun. But, this leaf matching game turns autumn leaves into nature’s own scavenger hunt.
So make some time, even just a few moments to make nature play a priority in your kid’s life. If you haven’t started yet, maybe this game will help you break your old indoor habits. The key is not to change your whole life in one go but to start. Start somewhere. The small steps add into great distance and this distance unfolds in the health of your kids.
Leaf matching activity in 3 steps:
Step 1. Print out each of the leaf cards.
Step 2. Go outside and collect leaves that match the cards
Step 3. Glue the leafs to the cards with Elmer’s glue or with modge podge.
The first one to complete this game and send in a photo to [email protected] wins a prize!
Cash absolutely loved hunting down leaves. He is a huge Scavenger Hunt fan. We actually learned quite a bit about leaves on our property too! In this specific example, Cash first picked up some pine needles and determined himself that they were not a match. So he set off to hunt them down!
Snag this awesome Watercolor Fox Tee!
And our Cold Weather Beanie from Cotton N’ Kandi 😉
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