A Nature Scavenger Hunt seemed like the perfect solution!
I created a list of things to find in our immediate neighbourhood. It's best to add on things that you know you'll come across and because I was working with a toddler and a baby I made my list with items that I knew would be easy to find.
We did our scavenger hunt in three parts so it lasted the entire day.
Before we got going we made a pair of toilet paper roll binoculars, perfect for little explorers.
Midway through I realized I had "dog" on there twice. So it was swapped out for tree bark. We added on a few things as we went, too. We got stuck on finding a cat but just as we were heading out one last time we found one lying in the shade of a tree.
Overall, this was a total success. My toddler loved it so much!