Garden Lessons: Garden Scavenger Hunt (Grades 2nd-3rd)


Grades: 2nd-3rd

Lesson Objective(s): Students practice reading skills, teamwork, and problem solving using a scavenger hunt worksheet.

Supplies Needed

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

Garden Activity

  • If time at end: water garden, pot up lettuce, or plant seeds

Wrap up:

  • Gather in group

  • ask about what they saw in the garden today

Garden LessonsTeresa Woodard