Explore Activity Pages

Download these fun Explore activity pages for creative nature crafts, puzzles, scavenger hunts, and more! New material added every Monday and Thursday. If you would like us to email these materials (as PDFs) directly to you each week, email us and ask for EXPLORE PAGES in the text of your email.

Thank you for the great ideas! We headed out for a walk yesterday and did your Rainy Day Scavenger Hunt, and the kids loved it! Best thing about this situation is all the outside time for the kids 🙂 — Sky, Nearby Nature Parent (kids 9, 10, and 11)

May 21: Window Reflectors: Use old CDs and DVDs to make decorations that will help keep birds from flying into your windows or birds from eating your berries!

May 18: Who Laid That Egg Puzzle — Match the critters with info about their eggs! Plus see some real eggs on the live cam of the Osprey nest on the UO Law School here. Cool!

May 14: Alphabet Scavenger Hunt — Help us find all 26 letters in nature…so we can make a cool poster to share!

May 11: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt — Rain or shine, see how many colors you can find in nature nearby.

May 7: Critter Quest Scavenger Hunt — Look for things that relate to water critters next time you take a water walk!

May 3: Make a Garden Sprite! — Use recycled materials to make a fun guard for your garden. Plus enjoy a Garden Word Search.

April 30: Recycled Flower Bracelets and Bouquets — Use recyclables to make never-wilt flower just in time for May Day (or Mother’s Day in a couple weeks)!

April 27: Rain Painting — Let the rain help you paint a picture — or create rain to make dry day art even more interesting!

April 23: Conservation Quest Scavenger Hunt — Check out how nature is using and recycling resources in your neighborhood.

EarthDay Card by Neil

April 19: Make an EarthDay Card — Use recycled and natural materials to create and Earth Day card collage.

April 15: Enjoy Nature Jokes! — Everyone needs a laugh these days!

April 13: Numbers in Nature — Go on counting adventure in your yard or a walk through the neighborhood.

April 9: Natural Dying in the Kitchen — Use red cabbage to make different colors!

April 6: Gnome Homes and Fairy Houses — Use natural and recycled materials to create a fanciful habitat for forest friends.

April 2: Egg Critter Word Search — Find the hidden words related to butterflies and frogs, critters that hatch from eggs!

March 30: Rainy Day Scavenger Hunt — Have fun exploring outside even on a rainy day.

March 27: Earth Art — Create temporary art out of natural materials collected from nature nearby.