Garden Lessons: Garden Scavenger Hunt (Grades 2nd-3rd)
Lesson Objective(s): Students practice reading skills, teamwork, and problem solving using a scavenger hunt worksheet.
Garden Scavenger Hunt Worksheet (1 for every 4-5 students)
Introduction (5 mins):
Welcome everyone to garden: introduce self again
Quickly review what we did last week: You have rules in your classroom! When we saw you last, we talked about some rules we have the garden. Raise your hand if you can think of a rule we have in the garden (take 3-4 hands)
Activity (20 mins)
Explain instructions: We’re doing a scavenger hunt today!
Quickly review- use walking feet, follow directions of grown-up helper, not picking anything w/o permission, etc.
Once you find & answer a square, your group can put a sticker on it
When finished, go to picnic table to get snack
pair up students in small groups with 1 grown-up helper for each group
Students do scavenger hunt!
Once they finish scavenger hunt, they go to the picnic table to get a snack
Get back in big group- review answers
If time at end: water garden, pot up lettuce, or plant seeds
Gather in group
ask about what they saw in the garden today