Garden Lessons: Garden Scavenger Hunt (Grades Pre-K - 1st)
Grades: Pre-K - 1st
Lesson Objective(s): Students practice reading skills, teamwork, and problem-solving using a scavenger hunt worksheet.*
* Pre-K worksheets focus on counting & colors.
*Kindergarten worksheets focus on living vs non-living things in the garden.
*First Grade Worksheets focus on needs of living things.
Garden Scavenger Hunt Worksheet (1 for every 4 students)
For Kindergarten only:
Poster with line between: Living & Non-Living
Cut out pictures of items from scavenger hunt: bug, butterfly, tomato, flower, high tunnel, shovel, corn plant, watering can, worm
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
If time at end: water garden, pot up lettuce, or plant seeds
Gather in group
Ask about what they saw in the garden today
Sing the group out (if class wants to)
Goodbye garden, goodbye garden
Time to go
We had so much fun here
Watch us grow