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Library Scavenger Hunt For Elementary Students

Help kids learn to navigate the library, find the major areas of a library, learn about the different book genres, authors, and the Dewey decimal system with these free printable library scavenger hunts. This fun library activity for kids is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Simply print pdf file with library scavenger hunt and you are ready to play and learn.

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Do your kids ever get bored with going to the library? Make summer reading into an adventure this year with these free printable library scavenger hunt bookmarks. Are your kids out of school for the summer, or do you still have a few weeks left? For us, this week is the END of the school year. CRAZY!

As the summer zooms by, enthusiasm for summer reading can dwindle. Re-energize your child's summer reading by breaking out of the usual routine and discovering books that may not typically make it into your library bag. One fun way to do this is to have a library scavenger hunt. All you need is a sturdy bag, a library card, and this list.

My son once told me, "The library is one of my favorite places in the entire world." This summer, when you complete our summer library challenge and library scavenger hunt, you may just find your kids saying the same thing.

Each section contains 4-6 basic challenges and each basic challenge has 1-3 or more advanced challenges. By the way, "advanced" means "extra fun," not "extra hard." It is summer, after all. When you've worked through the challenge, complete the library scavenger hunt!

***To get the advanced (aka "extra fun") challenges and scavenger hunt you need to get the free, printable pdf version of this challenge. Fill out this form and it will magically appear in your email inbox. ***

Now that you and the kids have completed the Great Summer (or anytime) Library Challenge, this fun library scavenger hunt will be a breeze! And there's even a prize for completing it. What's the prize you ask?

Anchorage Public Library is excited to announce our Scout Patch program! This is open to any scout (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, and more). After a few preparatory activities, visit any library location for a tour and to complete a scavenger hunt. When your scout leader or adult has verified that you have completed the requirements, library staff will give you a patch that can be ironed on or sewn onto a uniform!

EASY MODE Find 13 Halloween animals hidden in the windows of the Library, Pioneer Center, Ermatinger House, and City Hall.ADVANCED MODE Before you set out, try to solve a set of riddles. Answers are posted at each of the scavenger hunt stops.

The QR codes will be printed off and placed around our room. Kids will have a paper scavenger hunt and, using iPads, will wander the room looking for the space that answers each clue, which will have a QR code. Scanning the correct QR code will bring up a new Pokemon. My fingers are crossed the tech will work with the students.

UPDATE: The hunt happened! One of the 3 2nd grade classes had their weekly library class (40min). After giving directions, modeling an example, reviewing partners (their Turn & Talk partner from last week) and partner expectations (taking turns scanning/writing), they were off.

This is so great! Plan to use a similar version in my elementary school library to help students reacquaint themselves with where to find the different types of books and areas in the library! I love that it gets kids moving and I know they will LOVE the Pokemon theme!

Thank you so much for this! I adapted your materials for our elementary school library, cutting and pasting (literally, with scissors and a glue stick) pertinent info for our kids over your text on the Pokedex. They used our clues with your pictures to do a scavenger hunt for back to school orientation! A HUGE hit!

I included my card as an example, but you will need to change them to suit your library. Edit the card to reflect these locations. Some sample objects/locations for students to find might include: clock, tissues, OPAC station, fire exit, closest restrooms, circulation desk, book return, librarian (you could hold a QR code for them to scan), library assistant, different Dewey and genre sections, etc.

Personally, I want the library orientation to be as smooth and easy for me as possible. I want every student to be successful, so I place my labels in plain sight. Put the labels on top of each location, especially for younger students or if you are limited on time.

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This game is also a great way for kids to discover the treasures that a library carries AND to learn that there are more resouces out there for information other than the internet. In addition, a library scavenger hunt is a perfect opportunity to introduce children to different sections of your library and categories of books such as fiction and non-fiction.

Every month, a small trail in the woods behind Timbrook Library is transformed with decorations and a story. Families are given a scavenger hunt to enjoy as they walk the trail and read the story together. There is a new theme every month! After the trail, all are welcome to check out books at our Pop Up Library. This event is geared towards pre-school and elementary students, and the whole family is welcome!

Library scavenger hunts are a great way to introduce children to the library. They will be challenged to find several specific items. If they get stuck, they can ask the school librarian for help. However, they are encouraged to complete it on their own or with a small group of friends.

Interested in library life? If so, students may be interested in interviewing their elementary school librarian! Students can ask about key library skills, such as how to find the best library books and more. This activity is appropriate for students of all grade levels.

Have your students go to the library dressed up as their favorite book characters. Library teachers could come up with a standard library theme for students, or they can pick their characters on their own. How fun!

This library bingo resource is truly one-of-a-kind! This fun library game is suitable for all elementary-grade students. Library learners will practice exploring the library environment and have fun playing Bingo at the same time.

I Spy is a fun library game that students can play as a whole class. The library objective is for students to identify themes of stories and locate specific books. This is a fantastic addition to library centers and can be played when you have a few extra minutes in class.

Challenge students to connect with poetry. They will need to access the poetry section of the library to browse poetry that they feel relates to them. Then, have them copy the poem in their journal and include a thoughtful reflection. I would recommend this activity to upper elementary grades.

This activity is a fun way for students to learn how to use the Dewey Decimal System. Students will need to use a worksheet to put books in order using the guide. This is a fun activity to add to any library lesson and teaches learners how to locate books in different sections of the library.

LA County has a new library and to celebrate, the staff is hosting scavenger hunts every Wednesday. Come to the new Sun Valley Branch to participate in a book scavenger hunt every Wednesday based on a theme.

Since the newest Star Wars movie was coming out right before our winter break, it was the perfect time to build excitement in our library around a new theme. This year, my music and physical education colleagues wanted to tap into the latest movie buzz with Star Wars themed activities throughout our school. For one of our library activities we tried a Star Wars scavenger hunt. (You can read about our previous collaborations: Irish Culture, Native American Culture, Harry Potter Week)

The Gingerbread Man is Loose in the library! Come to the Children's Room to start your scavenger hunt for the Gingerbread Man. You will have to follow the clues throughout the library. The final clue will lead you to a prize!

Beginning of the year to familiarize with the library - scavenger hunt using QR codes to so students could get oriented with the library. About 6-8 QR codes were places around the library. Students had to use an I-pad, scan the code, then answered the question.

Text feature scavenger hunt. We made an eight box worksheet. We discussed captions, diagrams, maps, index, table of contents, etc. Non-fiction books that contained each feature were scattered around the library with an example of what to look for. Students were given a worksheet to write the title of the book they chose and the page number of the feature they were looking for. After time was up they moved to the next station.

Make your November a DINOvember this year at the Library! Throughout the month the Library will host dino-tastic activities, including dino crafts for kids, dino movies for teens, and a dino-scavenger hunt!

Activities to help familiarize students and library patrons with World Book resources. There are web scavenger hunts developed for elementary and middle school as well as high school and college students.


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