DIY Nature Hunt Container

by Lucy Baker May 18, 2020 2 min read

DIY Nature Hunt Container

Nature hunts are an awesome way to help kids enjoy time outside. Sometimes we like to add a fun twist to ours to keep the play fresh and exciting. Check out this simple seek and find nature box we made using one of our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, a container and our StoryBricks.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

For this particular nature hunt we used one of our DIY LEGO Compatible containers which we previously made using one grey Peel 'n Stick Baseplate and a container (similar to this one). It was as simple as cutting the baseplate to size and then sticking it on top of the container. You can head to the DIY Projects section of our blog for some examples of how to do this.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

We asked our kids to tell us a few things they wanted to try and find on their nature hunt. They chose five items and we worked together to spell them and add them to the container lid using StoryBricks. This was great for their fine motor skills and literacy development.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

Once we had our nature hunt box ready, we headed out to our back yard with a magnifying glass in search of our items. The kids got so excited to find items on their list.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

We love how a simple prompt like this leads to so much more discussion and play. The kids excitedly compared leaves and flowers, all the time using their senses and vocabulary to analyze and communicate their finds.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

They decided to challenge themselves to find more than one of some items and worked together to count their total findings, another sneaky learning link. Learning with nature is the best!

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

What's your favorite way to enjoy a nature hunt? We'd love to try some new ideas as the weather warms up.

 

DIY Nature Hunt Container

 

...

Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.

"LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site."

Lucy Baker
Lucy Baker


Leave a comment


Also in Creative QT

Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™
Butterfly Symmetry with Pixel Bricks™

by Lucy Baker April 28, 2021 3 min read

Learning about symmetry is way more fun when you get to play with building bricks, especially our Pixel Bricks™! We are sharing a really fun and hands-on way to learn an early Math concept through an invitation to decorate butterfly wings.

April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids
April Fools' Day Prank Ideas for Kids

by Kate Ladd March 31, 2021 3 min read

Here are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day prank ideas we've done to our kids over the years. Most of which are last minute ideas (cause that's how we roll)!

Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™
Simple Ways to Store Pixel Bricks™

by Lucy Baker February 15, 2021 3 min read

Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers toPixel Bricks™ as 'LEGO™ glitter' because they do seem to have a way of finding their way all over the floor if not properly stored. The good news is, however, we have loads of simple and affordable ways to store them all in this one blog.