It’s hard to resist a scavenger hunt. Give kids a list of things to find, and they naturally want to turn it into a game and start checking things off. Add in an outdoor and nature twist, and the game is elevated to a whole new level—and what an amazing opportunity to engage kids and families with nature in a whole new way.
The Ultimate Book of Scavenger Hunts will help turn every outdoor outing into a scavenger hunt, with plenty of things for your family to look for, discover, and learn about. Geared towards families with kids ages 4-10, the hunts are geared to just about any location—from city to farm to beach to mountains. The book includes a leveled difficulty rating system so you can find both easy and difficult items within each hunt (1 being easy, 2 medium, 3 hard).
Each hunt comes complete with factoids and information about the items on the list, and each item is accompanied by a colorful spot illustration so that the hunter can easily identify what they are looking for.
Stacy Tornio is the author of more than 15 books for families and kids, including The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book (Falcon Guides, April 2013), which was a recipient of a National Outdoor Book Award. She’s also written books on gardening, animals, the national parks, and several titles for the National Wildlife Federation’s Ranger Rick brand.
Stacy is also a digital storyteller and the executive producer for the #1 educational media brand in North America, WeAreTeachers. In this role she produces stories, articles, and educational material for teachers in grades K-12. She has also developed a strong reputation in the outdoor nature space. She runs the website DestinationNature.com, aimed at getting more kids and families outside .She lives in Greenfield, Wisconsin.