Classroom Scavenger Hunts

For each scavenger hunt, the teacher prints out a set of fact cards and hides them around the classroom. Students search for the cards and record the interesting facts they learn.

Name two ways an ostrich can protect itself. What can hummingbirds do that most other birds can't? Name all of the bird species that have more than two feet. Name the four colors of chicken eggs. Discover the answers to these bird questions, and 14 others when you play this classroom scavenger hunt game.
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What is a butterfly's proboscis used for? What can butterflies see that people cannot see? On what type of plant do Monarch butterflies lay their eggs? Find out the answers to these questions, any many others!
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Georgia was named after which British king? Name three crops that were grown on southern plantations. Name three things colonial Americans made from corn. When they play this game, students will learn many fun facts about colonial America.
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What is the largest species of frog in the world? What is the most poisonous frog in the world? What is a herpetologist? Students will find these answers and more when they play this scavenger hunt game.
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What is the largest species of fish in the world today? List two other names for the pufferfish. What is the fastest species of fish in the world? This file contains 18 interesting fish facts.
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How many times does your heart beat in a year? If you could stretch out your small intestine, how long would it be? About how many hairs are on your head? This printable game is loaded with terrific facts about the human body.
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What land animal has the largest brain? What body part does a dolphin use to breathe the air? What are the only two mammal species that lay eggs? This scavenger hunt has 18 fascinating facts about mammals.
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How many eggs can a female darkling beetle lay at one time? What do mealworms eat in the wild? How did darkling beetles get their name? How many body segments does a mealworm have? Students will discover so many interesting facts about mealworms and darkling beetles.
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Write a possessive noun for each sentence shown. (example: This computer belongs to Jill. = Jill's computer) This lesson includes 16 different possessive noun cards that can be hidden in your classroom. Can you students find them all?
1st through 3rd Grades
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Common Core
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In what unusual way does a horned lizard protect itself? In what unusual way does a horned lizard protect itself? Where might you find a flying lizard? This activity is chock-full of fun reptile facts.
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How far away is the sun? Which planet has the most volcanoes? What is the hottest planet? This scavenger hunt is filled with out-of-this-world facts the kids will love!
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How hot is a bolt of lightning? How fast are the winds in a category 5 hurricane? During what time of the day are rainbows most likely to form? Find the answers to these and 15 other weather questions when you play this scavenger hunt activity.
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Holidays
With this interactive class scavenger hunt students will learn fun Halloween facts. Did you know that the largest jack-o'-lantern ever carved weighed over 1,000 lbs.? Or that pumpkins can be red, green, yellow, or even blue! Use this activity to find out many more interesting facts related to Halloween
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When and where did the first Thanksgiving take place? How long did the first Thanksgiving last? What does the president do each year on Thanksgiving? Find the answers to these questions and more!
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