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Earth-Saving Scavenger Hunts

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Have students take these scavenger hunts at home to learn more about how their families can care for the environment. Start a discussion about how students might change their behaviors in order to preserve the environment.

Scavenger Hunt #1
Try to find the items below in your home. How many of each can you find? Award the person with the most of one item with a "junk-made" trophy (made from these items). Give the trophy a name.

 

can
can
candy wrapper
candy wrapper
rubber band
rubber band
bag
paper bag
paper
paper
socks
socks
paper clip
paper clip
container
plastic container

 


Scavenger Hunt #2
Put a check next to all of the appliances pictured that you find in your home. Circle one you'd least like to give up. Talk about what people did before these appliances were invented. Try to find one way to use less energy.

 

toaster stove hair dryer blender
iron tv shaver fan

 

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