This Wildflower Hunt Activity is a simple and easy activity requiring only 2 materials and lot’s of gross motor fun!
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate gross motor skills into your childs’ life, summer is the best time to do it. And with this Wildflower Hunt kids are moving in search of the pretty flowers. They’ve motivated to fill their egg carton with pretty little discoveries!
We did this activity the other day with our kids and they were thrilled! It was really fun even for me, actually. Searching, finding and filling our collection felt great and kids felt proud. After our egg carton was full we talked about the different wildflowers we found. Each one being so beautiful and unique.
I’m certain your kids will enjoy this simple activity that will make learning a ton of fun! Keep reading to see what kids are improving beyond gross motor skills!
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Using the scissors cut off the flap on the egg carton for the closing. Next, using the colored permanent markers, write “My Wildflower Collection” right on the lid part of the egg carton. Prep is done, now it’s time for the hunt!
What is my child learning and improving?
- Gross motor skills (this is a wonderful activity for the kids to get moving. Searching for wildflowers takes walking, running, bending and who knows, maybe even jumping!)
- Fine motor skills (kids are using their thumbs and pointer fingers to pinch or pick the flowers)
- Cognitive skills (analyzing the flowers, shrubs and grass to find the wildflowers. They’re thinking, matching, comparing)
TIP- as you are searching for wildflowers it’s a wonderful time to talk with your kids about the beautiful nature surrounding us. We talked about how meticulous God is and what beauty He created for us to enjoy! To tie in wildflowers, we talked about how even they are taken care of by Him. We looked at the colors, shapes and number of petals. Do they all have long stems or some have short, do they have many leaves or not and how are they similar. It’s an awesome learning activity!
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