The Little Things… A Nature Scavenger Hunt

Beautiful leaves are falling on the forest grounds, beechnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts can easily be found (a tasty discovery!), and upon close forest floor examination, a world of interesting insects can be explored. A little walk outdoors, just a few steps in the autumn nature, opens up an entire world!


Ava and her two little friends Kate and Juul put on their wellies and went out for a Nature Scavenger Hunt the other day. The three three-year-old friends had such a beautiful time. They discovered that throwing up autumn leaves is wonderful! And it smells so good… That it is fun to gather nuts, leaves and other great finds in your backpack. That you can find caterpillars if you search between the leaves, or beetles! And fairytale like mushrooms… And they were wondering, is there a mouse hiding between the roots of that tree?



It’s easy to focus on the big things in life, and sometimes, we tend to forget about the little things… But small and simple experiences can make the biggest memories. Maybe this weekend, you can take your little things outside for your own Nature Scavenger Hunt. This free download will get you going! And when you’re home (and possibly drinking hot chocolate), it can be coloured in as well!
Happy Weekend!

xxx Esther

PS –  This is the first post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking such gorgeous photos, and Sara Musch for the beautiful download! Mini Kånken Backpacks and Bisgaard rain wellies are available from A Day With Kate, and the cosy knitted hooded coat from Mamy Factory.

3 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Vanessa | October 18, 2013 | Reply

Esther, I just adore this post! Thank you for sharing. My girls are going to love their weekend now!!

2. Catherine | October 19, 2013 | Reply

We love to do this too (esp so mama can take cute pics!) I just need to get a magnifying box to make it even more fun. A tiny word of advice, the last time we threw up leaves (which I adore doing) we ended up with a tick on the littlest (2) So now I always do a “bug” check on return home. We do live in an area known for ticks though… Lovely post and look forward to the next ones, wish I was the photographer!

3. Jen | October 21, 2013 | Reply

I love it, thank you!

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