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Included here are creative science and nature games. Designed for classrooms, outdoor education centers, after-school programs and camps seeking new, engaging learning tools that are both fun and highly educational.

  Acorn Naturalists Discovery Kits and Games
Acorn Naturalists has developed a wide array of unique hands-on science and nature activity kits, games, and modules for teachers, outdoor educators and parents. In this section you will find a selection educational resources available exclusively from Acorn Naturalists.
 
  Acorn Naturalists Track Identification Bandanas
These wearable field guides are perfect visual aids in the field or classroom. Each 21" square scarf features 14 labeled animal tracks that are 2/3x life size (bear, 1/2 life size). These scarves include representatives of the major taxonomic families of North American mammals: Bears (Ursidae), Bison (Bovidae), Cats (Felidae), Deer group (Cervidae), Dogs (Canidae), Pronghorn (Antilocapridae), Rabbit group (Leporidae), Raccoon (Procyonidae), Shrews (Soricidae) and Weasel group (Mustelidae) plus the Rodentia Order, represented by Beaver (Castoridae), Mice & Voles (Cricetidae) and Squirrel (Sciuridae). Available in a variety of colors. $11.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Track and Scat Scarves), $10.71 each.
 
  Acorn Naturalists Scat Identification Bandanas
These unique educational scarves feature scat drawings that are twice life size, sketched from samples found in the field. Includes ringtail, shrew, bat, racoon, armadillo, opossum, mouse and vole, bear, rabbit and hare, prairie dog, porcupine, squirrel and chipmunk, gopher, marmot and woodchuck, beaver, muskrat, pronghorn antelope, fox, weasel, mountain lion, bobcat, mountain goat, river otter, pine marten, skunk, mink, badger, wolverine, bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose. These wearable field guides are great for field trips, hikes, or as a conversation piece. Each measures 21 inches square. Available in a variety of colors. $11.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Track and Scat Scarves), $10.71 each.
 
  Science and Nature Activity Bandanas
These science and nature activity bandanas offer a perfect way to turn explorations into into great adventures! These durable, washable, 22 inch square scarves are perfect for breaking the ice or for learning how to make focused observations when visiting a forest, field, desert, pond, or beach. Ideal for naturalists, teachers, camp leaders, parents and children. Activities involve observations, scavenger hunts, clue games, and identifications. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Game Bandanas), $6.21 each.
 
  Science and Nature Games
Includes a variety of outdoor science and nature games for children.
 
  X-ray Reproductions and Light Cubes
Acorn Naturalists offers realistic looking x-rays that are reproduced from actual scans. These are perfect for creating anatomical quiz games or for studying comparative anatomy. Use with the light cubes we also offer.
 
  Children's Bingo Games
These colorful games are perfect for getting children ages 6-9 interested in science and nature. Use as supplemental activities or as parts of subject area lesson plans. Each of these sets contains 42 illustrated bingo cards with information on the back of the card. Includes six playing boards and plenty of bingo chips. $14.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $13.41 each.
 
  Lifecycle Floor Puzzles.
These colorful 48-piece floor puzzles offer a hands-on way to teach about monarch and frog life cycles. When completed, each measures 24" x 36".
 
  Early Childhood Education Puzzles and Blocks
This section features challenging puzzles and stacking blocks that are perfect for enhancing early childhood education programs. These puzzles emphasize science and nature learning while teaching matching and pattern recognition skills to young children. Perfect for early childhood education including extended care and after school programs, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, preschool and kindergarten teachers, camp leaders, daycare providers and parents.
 
  Early Childhood Memory Games
These simple, fun games are designed to help children ages 3-7 build memory and retention. Easy to handle 3" hard cardboard tiles feature animals children know and love. Each set contains 10 matching pairs.
 
  Wooden Memory Tiles.
Classic matching game with 12 pairs of pictures (24 tiles) made from durable, attractive 2-1/2" square varnished hardwood. Includes complete instructions. 100% made in Vermont for young children ages 3-8.
 
  Alphabet and Number Wall Cards
Wall cards have been used by parents and teachers for decades to introduce young children to the alphabet and numbers in a fun and friendly way. With all the technical wizardry out there, it is nice to know that this simple yet effective method of learning numbers and letters is still available, with four selections to choose from. Each heavy duty laminated card measures 8" x 10".
 
  Science and Nature "Opoly" Games
These board games provide hours of science and nature learning in a fun, familar format. A number of engaging science and nature Opoly versions are now available.
 
  Science and Nature Oriented Mobiles
These creative mobiles come ready to hang, with strong threads pre-attached to thin metal rods for quick assembly. Simply remove from package and mount-each is perfectly balanced and will float in different patterns with only the slightest breeze. Ideal for the classroom, outdoor education center or home. For ages 7-adult. $33.20 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $29.88 each.
 
  Professor Noggin's Science and Nature Card Games
Each card (30 per deck) combines trivia, true/false, and multiple choice questions. A special three-numbered die is used to promote interaction and communication between players. Easy to advanced levels keep everyone interested and challenged. Perfect for classroom learning centers or for creative fun at home. For players ages 7 and up. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Professor Noggin Games), $8.91 each.
 
  Clever Catch Science and Nature Play Balls
Use these 24" diameter Clever Catch® inflatable balls to add a new dimension to learning fun! Students enjoy tossing them around the classroom, playground, nature center, scout gathering or home. The player catching the ball answers the question nearest their left thumb. Use as icebreakers for beginning a new topic, quizzing on what has been learned, or for getting group dynamics going. Answer key and instructions are included. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Clever Catch Balls), $11.61 each.
 
  Magnet Sets - Science and Nature
Fun selection of many different science and nature-themed magnets. Use for a wide range of learning activities on magnet boards or for displays. Ages 6 and up.
 
  Scramble Squares (Science and Nature Puzzles)
Align the squares to make a scene. Simple in appearance, but remarkably challenging, each puzzle contains information about each animal. Ages 6-adult. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Scramble Squares), $8.91 each.
 
  Science and Nature Knowledge Cards
These cards are perfect for groups as well as for individual study. Features 48 cards with up-to-date information presented in a fun, interactive manner that grabs the attention of everyone. Combines learning and fun for ages 9-adult.
 
  Compost Gin Card Game
Wonderful way to teach the essentials of decomposition and composting. Includes 54 colorful cards depicting the different components necessary for decomposition to proceed. To make compost, students collect the right mixture of cards (different values are given to each mixture based on the probability that the mix will make good compost). The first player to get 200 points wins. Ages 8-14.
 
  Ampersand Games (Into the Forest, Krill, & more).
Includes such favorites as Krill, A Whale of a Game; Into the Forest, Nature's Food Chain Game; Onto the Desert, A Game of Survival; and Predator.
 
  Rubber Stamps for Ampersand Games
These high quality 2-1/2 inch square rubber stamps represent a wide array of mainly north American insect, bird and mammal species. Many of these images are used in the well known Ampersand Press games such as Into the Forest, Krill, The Bug Game, Oh Wilderness! and Predator. Use to expand or customize your own versions of these popular games or supplement your lessons on ecosystems, develop creative art projects, or to enhance animal information available in your classroom or nature center. Each anatomically accurate stamp features a colorful label and is mounted on a sturdy, easy-to-grip, wooden base.
 
  Science & Nature Games SALE TABLE
The science and nature kits on sale here are from catalog overstock and special purchases. These resources are new, and discounted at prices ranging from 25-65% off.
 

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