Hearts in Nature: A Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves scavenger hunts. It’s great fun to be on the lookout for things. Hunts can turn a simple walk into an adventure or a game. They can cause us to look around in nature a little more closely than we may have.

In many parts of the world, a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt can get you outside during winter. See how many heart-shaped objects you can find and keep track of the number of them as you explore. You may be surprised, once you look very closely, at just how many heart-shaped items there are in nature. I dug up a few around the internet:

New for 2013:

New for 2014:

For more inspiration, visit my Hearts in Nature photo album on Facebook.

Read the inspiration for this scavenger hunt, Active Kids Club’s Outdoor Valentine Link Up.

You might also like Love in Nature and in History.

Photos: Tariqweb, Public Domain, Public Domain, dvortygirl, Angi Unruh, Public Domain, Public Domain, Calum Redhead, Pixdaus, Public Domain, Public Domain, Public Domain, Claude Truong-Ngoc, Public Domain, Public Domain, aussiegirl, Bigstock, Bigstock

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19 responses to “Hearts in Nature: A Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

  1. Suz, gorgeous post, as always. Here’s a pic to add to your collection. Scroll down to find the pic of Grace with her heart potato. I’ll pop it up on fb and twitter for you too. http://www.caroandco.com.au/gallery/ x

  2. Great idea – I want to try this! & thanks for the inspiration images!

  3. WOW! I love this article. What an amazing concept!

    I believe that the heart symbol actually came from the negative space created when a couple kisses. If you look at pictures, you’ll see the heart between the couple!

    Thank you for bringing such joy to us all!

  4. Great idea that I can do with kiddos maybe at Easter when it warms up!

  5. I love this idea. It’s amazing what you can find in nature if you are looking closely! Plus it’s a great excuse to get outdoors in February– winter gets the short end of the stick in terms of seasons, but it really is a beautiful time to be outside.

    Nature gifts us love every day….such wonderful photographs, thank you for sharing.
    I cannot help myself drawing love hearts everywhere I go…snow is a favourite.
    Wishing you a beautiful day full of love, Marghanita x

  7. How beautiful!

  8. Greetings, Caro, Ann, Laura, Cowgirl, Elizabeth, Marghanita and Jana! Thank you for all taking the time to write and for your beautiful thoughts. Nature and love just seem to bring out the kindness, connectedness and joy in everyone. I hope you all enjoy seeking hearts and other wonders in nature. Cheers!

  9. Caro, your daughter and her prized heart potato are quite dear. I share her excitement!

  10. REALLY gorgeous curating!

  11. Great pictures! You’ve captured great moments of nature. Who could have thought that there are a lot things around us that are heart-shaped. Nature can give us surprises at times. :)

  12. Thanks so much everyone! I’m so glad you enjoyed these inspiring photos.

  13. Love this post – how did I miss it before?? Just shared on the Therapeutic Landscapes Network blog.

  14. Hi Naomi! It’s GREAT to see you. Thank you so much – I’m honored that you shared this on your beautiful and helpful Therapeutic Landscapes Network blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  16. hi! Saw your blog last night, today went out with kids and found a heart shape water leak in the underground parking lot. I’m from Chile, a sea side city called ViƱa del mar and would love to send u the picture!

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