Thursday, 28 February 2013

I Spy a Tree... Nature Games

The spark:
Playing games outdoors in nature can be super cool, especially during the winter time!  This game can be played any time of year and each time it may be a little different.  As we've said on other quests, trees can't run away during the winter time.  Nor can they hibernate, hide, or fly south.  Mostly, they just stand there in the snow like soldiers standing at attention.  We play winter tag in and around them, use them as target practice with snowballs, and play winter hide and go seek behind them.  I Spy a Tree is not just a game where you play around, beside, and beneath trees... trees are the game.  For this quest we are going to get on our super spy gear and go on a terrific scavenger hunt in the snow.  Let's play I Spy a Tree...   

Calling all Super Natural Superheroes to ACTIVATE!  Are you interested in going on a terrific scavenger hunt in the winter forest, to hunt for clues, and to see what you can find?  Then get ready to start this quest.  As always, start your quest by asking the question WHY?

Start Your Quest:
Why:  To go on a terrific scavenger hunt int the winter forest and maybe learn a little about trees (but mostly to have fun.)
What:  You can play this game as a group or an individual.  Close your eyes and  place your hand in the I Spy bag.  Select an item and identify it.  This is your clue.  Use the clue to find items in the forest.
Where:  In a nearby patch of nature, your backyard, school grounds, park or anywhere trees grow.
When:  As soon as you can get yourself organized.
Who:  You, your family, and friends.
How:  Find out below.  It's a S.N.CH., or is it?

Take Action: 

First- Introduce Yourself to the Trees:
Start by introducing yourself to trees from one on our amazing quests called Where Would We Be Without Trees.  

Second- Get Some Ideas and Activities on Conifers:
Get some background information and activities from another one of our quest called Pining For Pine Cones

Third- Get outdoors and play I Spy A Tree- Go on a super, terrific, winter scavenger hunt!

Take pictures, hunt for and collect samples, make drawings, have fun!


Don't Stop Here: 
Keep on researching and finding out more about tree, especially in winter.  Who knows, trees may become one of your great passions in life.  And to think it all started on this very quest?  Remember, if you have a hunch about something, just drop us an email and we'll give your hunch a whirl and get back to you.

Quest Check:
We are very interested in keeping you interested on your quest to learn more about and have fun in nature.  Keep checking back with us on a regular basis to see if your interests match our quests.

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