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Plant hunt

The plant hunt is a search game which should take approx. one hour. It can be used as an extension of one of the outdoor games, a task on a treasure hunt or a quiz.

Game options:

  • Each object should be collected and brought back within the shortest time possible (only works if all of the plants are available within close reach. This option is similar to the rowing regatta.
  • Each group receives a list at the beginning of the game and must collect, tag and present all plants on the list within 60 minutes.
  • The list with the plants should be collected combined with a treasure hunt or a daytime walk and should be handed in at the end of the day. A point is awarded for each correctly tagged plant.
  • No protected plants should appear on the list. A collection folder or other suitable means of storing the plants should be given to the members of the group.

The following plants should be collected:

  • Wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace
  • Buttercup
  • Hawk bits (leontodon)
  • Lamium (deadnettle)
  • Wild Camilla
  • Ribwort plantain with flowers
  • Wood anemone with flowers
  • Daisies
  • Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Oak tree branch with acorn
  • Fir tree branch with fir cone
  • Spruce tree branch with spruce cone
  • Bluebell
  • Foxtail grass (Lieschgrass)
  • Thistle (no silver thistles, these are protected)
  • Four leaved clover
  • Cuckoo flower or lady’s smock
  • Chicory
  • Hazelnut branch with fruit
  • Meadow grass / blue grass
  • Coltsfoot
  • Beech tree branch
  • Birch tree branch
  • Elderberry
  • Glebionis (Chrysanthemum)
  • The biggest leaf you can find
  • The longest grass stalk
  • The longest corn sheaf
  • Nettles
  • Tree bark
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...

Note 1:

Each plant should be stuck onto a white piece of paper with sticky tape (sellotape), placed in a clear cellophane bag or stuck into a folder with separate sheets. Each plant should be named and tagged.

Note 2:

Please don’t take the plants from a stranger’s garden!

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