Nature Nuggets #2: Nature Bingo

We are so excited to share this great–and easy–nature activity with you today!

Nature Bingo is a great way to get outside and both wander and engender some friendly competition (and great observation!) while minding the appropriate social distancing parameters.

You can use this activity in a number of ways:

  1. Print, bring on a nature walk with a marker, and cross out items as you find them.
  2. Print, gather a pile of small rocks/stones, and then run around the backyard and look for specific items, then run back to your board and put a marker on the items found.
  3. Print, take a digital camera/phone, and take pictures of the items (like a scavenger hunt) then have your children/students make a collage that matches the Bingo board.
  4. After you try one round, you can also download/print blank bingo cards and have your children/students make their OWN Nature Bingo cards to do on their own or exchange with each other.

If you or your kids DO make your own Nature Bingo cards, make sure you take photos and share them on our Facebook page.

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Ariella Rogge
About Ariella Rogge

Ariella started her career at Sanborn when she was twelve. After five years of camper and five years of Sanborn staff experience, she continued her work with kids in the high school classroom. Ariella and her family returned to Sanborn in 2001 to take on the Program Director role which she held til 2012. She and Elizabeth Marable became co-directors of High Trails in 2013 and then Ariella became the High Trails Director in 2020. In the fall of 2022 she became the Director of Sanborn Western Camps, overseeing the director teams of both Big Spring and High Trails. She lists mountain golf, Gymkhana, climbing mountains and making Pad Thai in the backcountry as some of her favorite activities at camp. Ariella received a B.A. in English from Colorado College and is a certified secondary English educator,an ACCT Level 2 Ropes Course Technician, an ARC lifeguard and NREMT and WEMT. She lives in Florissant in the summer and in Green Mountain Falls during the school year so she can stay involved with the busy lives of her husband, Matt, and two teenage sons, Lairden and Karsten.