Activity

Garden Scavenger hunt and Bingo game

Summary
Make bingo boards from found plants and objects in the garden.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Classification of Living Things, Biodiversity (1, 3)
Materials
  • bags to collect scavenger hunt items
  • bingo boards with 9 spaces (3 X 3)
  • glue gun
  • paper egg cartons cut into individual cups (need enough cups for 9 for each player)
Procedure

Scavenger hunt:
Go on a scavenger hunt for plants, rocks and other natural materials. Gather at least 12 different items, and gather enough of each for one for each player and one additional one.
Each player choses 9 items and glues them to their board.

Play bingo:
One person leads the bingo game by holding up an item.
If a player has that item on their bingo board, they cover it with an egg carton cup.
First to cover all spaces calls Bingo!

Grades taught
Gr 1
Teaching site
New York Botanical Garden