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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 2:13 PM

Now that summer is upon us, it's time to start coming up with creative ideas to spend quality time with your kids. One fun and educational thing to do is to go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt. Below is a list of 10 things for you and your child to find outside. Collect these items and create a display with them so that your child has a keepsake of your adventure!

1.A pine cone

2.A flat stone (one that could be used for skipping)

3.A colorful rock

4.A dandelion

5.A Maple leaf

6.An Oak leaf

7.An acorn

8.Take a picture of a ladybug

9.Take a picture of a red or blue bird

10.Take a picture of a butterfly

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Shannon is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor and owner and clinical director of Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center in Cape Girardeau. He and several therapists at the center specialize in treating child and adolescent mental health issues in Southeast Missouri and work with parents using family therapy to develop parenting/discipline skills to deal with misbehavior and defiance. In his blog Shannon provides education on children's mental health topics and uses a question-and-answer forum for local parents to ask questions related to his field. For more information or to reach Shannon, visit www.tenderheartschildtherapycenter.com