A FREE printable PDF sounds of nature scavenger hunt in Spanish and English. A fun way to get your kiddos outdoors and in touch with nature
Today, I have a really fun printable activity that you can do outdoors with your child! It’s a sounds of nature scavenger hunt in Spanish that will help your kiddos learn new vocabulary all while experiencing a dose of rich sensory information from the outdoors.
This is a fun activity for both young kids and older kids!
Keep reading to learn more about this sounds of nature scavenger hunt in Spanish, or English. How to use it outdoors and learn more about the benefits of nature sounds has on human health!
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How to use this sounds of nature scavenger hunt as a fun and educational activity
Use this fun scavenger hunt not only as a fun game with your child but also as an educational activity at home or in the classrooms.
I have many printable resources available to help your child learn new nature Spanish vocabulary such as the following:
- Insect vocabulary flashcards and printable workbook in Spanish
- Forest animals vocabulary flashcards and printable workbook in Spanish
- Weather flashcards and workbook
Also, once you subscribe to email list (further below) to receive this free sounds of nature scavenger hunt, you will have access to a plethora of FREE Spanish resources such as spring & fall flashcards in Spanish and a lot more to gear up for your nature scavenger hunt.
What do you need for this free printable Spring scavenger hunt?
For this activity, all you need is:
- 8.5 x 11 printer paper or heavy cardstock paper.
- A printer
- Laminator and plastic page protectors to laminate the scavenger hunt to use more than once!
Below are the sounds of nature expressions that you can find on this sound hunt.
- El viento | The wind
- El zumbido de una abeja | A bee buzzing
- El ladrido de un perro | A dog barking
- El aleteo de un pájaro | The flutter of a bird’s wings
- El maullar de un gato | A cat meowing
- El latido del corazón | A heart beating
- El sonido de las hojas mover por el viento| The sound of leaves blowing in the wind
- El ulular de un búho| An owl hooting
- El graznido de un pato | A duck quacking
- El zumbido de una mosca| A fly buzzing
- El croar de una rana | A frog croaking
- El canto de un pájaro| A bird singing
- El corer de una riachuela| A creek flowing
- Pasos humanos | Human footsteps
Now you’re ready to listen to nature sounds
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How To Play This Nature Sounds Scavenger Hunt in Spanish
Take this scavenger hunt on a nature walk with you. Explore new areas of your neighborhood.
Prepare your child for this activity by going on a listening walk by identifying all of the sounds that you hear.
Find a place that is quiet and far from manmade sounds such as cars, tractors, electronics, etc. You might be lucky enough to have this in your own backyard.
Find a spot to sit down, or stand. Go over the different items on the scavenger hunt. Talk about new vocabulary and the different ways to say different animals’ sounds. Mimic the sounds the animals make so that your child can put a sound to its vocabulary word.
Next, tell your child that for 5-10 minutes, depending on your child’s attention span, you are going to close your eyes and listen to all of the different types of sounds.
In Spanish, you could say,
“Vamos a cerrar los ojos por 10 minutos y escuchar todos los sonidos que nos rodean.”
Sit in silence for as long as your child permits, and then come to a discussion on the different sounds your child heard.
If they heard a sound on the nature sound scavenger hunt, check in the box next to the sound.
Compare and contrast the different sounds heard. Maybe you heard a different sound than your child.
A great way to get maximum language use out of this game is by keeping the game entirely in Spanish once you open up the floor for conversation.
Maybe, you heard a sound not listed on the scavenger hunt. If so, write it down. Even better, send me an email at [email protected] so I can add it to the list!
Did you know that there are so many benefits of listening to the sounds of nature?
According to a study done by Rachel Buxton et al., nature sounds can drastically improve mental and physical health.
Listening to sounds of nature can:
- Lower stress
- Reduce pain
- Improves cognitive performance
- And improves mood
This is why it is essential to get kids into nature as much as possible, away from artificial sounds.
The study states that sounds made by humans can interfere with the natural experience. It can cause stress and affect the mental and physical state.
If it’s impossible to eliminate artificial sounds, humans can still benefit from mixed noises, a mixture of artificial and natural sounds.
I recommend getting as far deep into nature as possible for this activity. But, if that is not possible, a mixture of natural and manmade sounds will work too. It might even promote more conversation!
That said, I want to know how your experience goes. So make sure to find me on Instagram or Facebook, or email me at [email protected] to let me know how your nature sounds scavenger hunt goes.
Also, stay tuned for a list of fun ideas to do outdoors in the spring with your kiddos!
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Friday 29th of April 2022
Such a clever idea for a scavenger hunt! I've never seen a nature scavenger hunt focused on sounds. So smart and unique! I also love that you have this sound of nature scavenger hunt in Spanish. It is such a great way to practice a first or second language. My daughter isn't quite old enough for this yet, but I'm going to save this for her when the time comes! You have created a wonderful free printable! Thank you!
Friday 29th of April 2022
Katie, thank you so much for your kind words! Please do save this for later! Sound scavenger hunts are such a great way to get the littles in touch with nature!