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Bat mother smelling game Students will each be given a smell. Some students will be moms and some will be babies. The blindfolded moms must try to find their babies based on smell alone. Cooperative
Nature
Science
Team building
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
interactive
model
student led
mammals
baby animals
scent
bats
mammals
baby animals
scent
bats
Bear fish mosquito Human farkle is like a big group rock paper scissors except the three options are bear, fish and mosquito. There's also an element of tag and team building. This game can also be used to demonstrate the different levels of a food chain. Nature
Tag
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
food chain
tag
Box Turtle Game Kids hide like box turtles from a predator. Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active box turtle
turtles
reptiles
turtle
predator
prey
Collared Lizard Game Kids act like collared lizards to avoid being eaten by a predator Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active lizards
reptiles
lizard
predator
prey
collared lizard
Desert song Sing two great songs about deserts Nature 3-5 (PreK-K) active desert coyote
rattlesnake
roadrunner
jackrabbit
Dissect a rotting log Students dissect a rotten log to see what lives inside. Arthropod
Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
student led
habitats
decomposition
dissect
arthropods
decomposers
decay
soil
Don't Lose Your Tail Lizard Game A predator chases the lizards and tries to capture their tails. Nature 3-5 (PreK-K) active lizards
reptiles
lizard
tail
predator
prey
Don't wake the bear A child (the "bear") hides under a sheet. An object it placed near the bear. Children try to take the object without waking and getting caught by the bear. Nature
Tag
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active
interactive
hibernation
mammals
bears
hibernation
hibernate
stored fat
Echolocation game children work in pairs to act out the sounds of echolocation Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active echolocation
bats
mammals
echolocation
bats
microbats
Emperor penguin egg walk Students will pretend to be a daddy penguin taking care of their egg. Daddy penguins hold their egg on top of their feet. Students will try to walk and/or race with their egg on top of their feet. Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active
interactive
model
polar
polar animals
birds
adaptation
Endangered habitat Endangered habitat is an acitivty where students pretend to be frogs whose habitat is threatened. Their habitat (hula hoops) is slowly taken away. What will they do?! Nature all ages active
interactive
model
habitats
environments
endagered species
habitat
ecosystem
endangered
extinct
Evolution Evolution is a game where students all start out as chickens. They play rock, paper scissors to evolve into the next lifeform. Students can only play against the same lifeform. Students who reach the top lifeform, which is a teenager, win the game. Dinosaur
Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
interactive
model
student led
evolution
adaptation
evolution
adaptation
Ferret Scent Game kids follow a scent trail to find a ferret Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active ferrets ferret
scent
smell
communication
Follow the Turkey Leader In this version of the game Follow the Leader, children pretend to be a flock of wild turkey chicks following their mother to learn and stay safe. Hike
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K) active turkeys
birds
poult
hen
tom
roost
flock
Frog sounds Students will use common objects to create four local frog calls. Nature
Science
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
demonstration
interactive
model
student led
amphibians
frogs
toads
frogs
frog calls
toads
Fungus dance When the lights are on, students writh around in the "dirt" as fungus hyphae (like roots), when the lights are off, students dance, throw cotton balls (spores) while they are misted with water. It's the fungus dance! Nature 3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
interactive
fungus fungus
fungi
spores
hyphae
mycology
Is that you? This is hide is seek at night with a focus on night time animal adaptations. Children learn how to adapt nocturnal prey and as nocturnal predators. Cooperative
Hike
Nature
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
student led
adaptation
nocturnal
nocturnal
night vision
camouflage
predator
prey
Kabob leaf collecting Students will be able to collect different types of leaves on their kabobs. There are many more types than you'd ever expect! Hike
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active
student led
seasonal changes
color in nature
seasons
variation
Nature bracelets A way to allow students to collect within a limit of what will fit on the bracelet. Art
Hike
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
student led
nature hike
collection
observation
craft
Nature scavenger hunt Students find objects on their nature scavenger hunt list! Hike
Nature
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
student led

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