Spring Senses Scavenger Hunt

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Spring is here! We love spring here as it's a chance for us to get outside more in warmer weather. Use this spring senses scavenger hunt to get outside and explore the spring weather with all 8 senses.

For this spring scavenger hunt, I divided the activities things to find into things that would fit into all 8 senses.

Let's take a look at each thing to find. If you would like a printable version of this list, I have it for you at the end of this post.

Smell (Olfactory System)

  • A flower
  • Fresh cut grass
  • Rain falling 
  • Dirt 

See (Visual System)

  • Birds flying
  • Green grass
  • Flowers blooming (how many different colors can you find?)
  • Leaves budding 
  • Worms in the garden or flower bed
  • Spider web
  • Clover leaves
  • Find animal shapes in the clouds

Taste (Gustatory System)

  • Strawberry 
  • A herb (like mint or basil)
  • Favorite vegetable (carrot, spinach, etc)

Hear (Auditory System)

  • Birds singing/chirping 
  • Water running/flowing
  • Rain falling
  • Thunder rumbling 
  • Frogs chirping
  • Bees buzzing
  • Dog barking

Touch (Tactile System)

  • Moss
  • A green leaf
  • A flower bloom
  • Feel dirt with hands or toes

Move (Vestibular, Proprioception, Interoception)

  • Go for a hike/walk
  • Roll down a hill
  • Skip through a field (or sidewalk)
  • Plant a flower 
  • Dig for worms 
  • Dance in the rain
  • Lay on the grass and look at the clouds

I'd love to hear your suggestions for each sensory system below. Just leave a comment with your spring-themed suggestions.

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Happy Spring! 🙂

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. I love that you include movement component!

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