Learning about nature is fun. Especially when you can get outside and be hands on with everything the great outdoors has to offer. But did you know there is another way to get kids involved with nature? Make learning fun with these nature themed games that bring nature right into your home.

Nature Themed Games Your Kids Will Love

Nature Themed Games Your Kids Will Love

Wildcraft!:  Learn all there is to know about herbs with this game. From edible to medicinal herbs, kids as young as 4 can play this nature themed game.

Into the Forest: This game is based on food relationships between animals and plants. It is a great game to have for grade school aged kiddos.

Hit the Habitat Trail: Adventure through the ocean, forest, arctic, jungle, wetlands, and more to discover how we can care for mother earth.

Ocean-Opoly: As you make your way around the board you can scoop up different creatures in the ocean to try and get an ocean-opoly! Play the traditional way, or make it a quick game with the one hour version. You can also pick up Wild Animalopoly for the animal lovers out there.

Nature Card Game: This is a great way to improve your memory skills. All you need to do is study a card for 10 seconds and see who remembers the most about that card! All of the cards are based on nature. One round should last about 10 minutes.

      

 

Alpha Nature: Try to name an animal in each different category; mammals, birds, fish, insects, crustaceans, reptiles or amphibians, but there’s a catch. Each answer must start with the letter of the square you landed on. What a great way to get those brains thinking!

Monopoly National Parks Edition: Here is a great version of everyone’s favorite game. Swoop up different national parks such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and even Death Valley.

Life on Earth Matching Game: Match the gorgeous illustrated tiles and see how many pairs you can collect to win the game. All of the tiles have plants and animals. This would be a great game for younger kiddos.

Animal Tracks: Learn about the tracks animals make while trying to beat your opponent. This set includes 3 science games perfect for the nature enthusiast.

Fauna: Test your knowledge of animals with this nature game. If you think you know the answer, are you willing to bet on it?

Nature Poetry Magnets: Although this isn’t a game, you can definetley use it as one. Have a contest to see who can create the silliest rhyming poem. This is a great game to play as a whole family, or just between the kiddos.

      

 

I’m sure by the time everyone is done playing these games, they will all be itching to get outside! If you need some ideas and activities for turning the great outdoors into a discover center, pick up a copy of my latest book 100 Backyard Activities That Are the Dirtiest, Coolest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever!. This is an incredible, kid lead outdoor guide that will get your kids hook on the great outdoors.
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What nature themed games do your kids love? Share your favorites with me in the comments!

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Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.