Winterfest 2021: Cabin Fever
Internet Scavenger Hunt
Let’s learn about plants and animals in winter! With an adult, follow the instructions in the 6 questions below to find the answers on fun, kid-friendly websites. Then use the highlighted letters to unscramble the answer to the last question about monarch butterfly migration! Good luck, and have fun!
1. Visit the Audubon Society for Kids page and open the Audubon Adventures for “All About Owls.” Snowy Owls are white and so they blend in with the snow that covers their habitat most of the year. The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is brown to match the ground.
2. Watch the reading of Winter Trees by Leslie Evans. What kind of tree has smooth, silver-gray bark and tan leaves that cling to the branches, even in winter? The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ beech.
3. Time for a creature adventure! Head over to PBS Kids and go on an adventure with the Wild Kratts. Press play on the creature mobile game and be sure to pick track number 3 to get the wintry terrain. Next, you get to choose animal traits to customize your vehicle. What animal can you choose that is white as snow, has large back feet that are great for running on slippery surfaces, and has a top speed of 40 mph? A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
4. Break out your winter coat and learn how these 10 animals survive in the winter with the Earth Rangers. Some animals like beavers store extra _ _ _ _ to _ _ _ _ _ on throughout the winter.
5. That’s a cool bird! Head over to National Geographic Kids to learn 10 Facts About Emperor Penguins. Emperor penguins are the largest of all the different kinds of penguins. On average they measure 115cm tall – about the height of the average _ _ _-year-old.
6. EEK! There are so many cool things about winter! Head over to EEK, Environmental Education for Kids, and read about some cool winter stargazing. If you head up North, winter is a great time to see the Northern Lights. You might also know them by the name,
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Now unscramble the highlighted letters from the questions above to answer one last question:
Where do Pennsylvania’s monarch butterflies spend their winter?
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