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Nature Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy exploring the outdoors with the following activities after reading Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert. To see all our  Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf activities, click here.

Autumn Treasure Expedition

Grab your Cereal Box Nature Tote and head outside for an autumn treasure expedition. Encourage your young reader to collect interesting leaves, small twigs, seeds, nuts, or any other Mother Nature treasures they can find, and deposit them in the tote.

Once you have returned home, carefully examine all the treasures. Then try the following activities:

  • For a different perspective, use a magnifying glass to find details you might have not seen before.
  • Try organizing items by color, size, texture, or any other categories you and your reader can come up with.
  • Try to identify the tree or plant the items came from.

Scavenger Hunt

For an expedition of another kind, try an autumn scavenger hunt. Depending on where you live, you may see signs of the changing season all around you. Discuss some of these changes with your reader. 

1. Together, make a list of signs of the changing season, such as: 

  • Red Leaf
  • Brown Leaf
  • Yellow Leaf
  • How Many different colors of leaves can you find?
  • Leaf with two different colors
  • Animals, such as squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, especially those collecting food for winter
  • Pine cones
  • Blue Jay
  • Cardinal
  • How many types of bids can you find?
  • Berries
  • Acorns

2. Watch the sense of accomplishment grow as your young reader spots the items on the list and checks them off! 


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