To help the children to notice the diversity in nature and to grow in appreciation for God's great gift of creation
The children will see more clearly that all creation is a sacred gift from God to be protected and nurtured.
"God of creation, thank you for all of the wondrous things that you've created for our delight. Help us to treasure each of your gifts and to care for them properly. Amen."
Be sure that the children have a clear understanding of where they are allowed to look for these objects and how much time they have to find them.
Obtain permission from your catechetical leader to take the children on the hunt.
If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.