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Scavenger Hunt Communication Boards

This will be an ongoing post where I upload the scavenger hunt AAC communication boards and other activity sheets I make. I hope you find these useful and please share if you like them. We also have a post outlining 150 sensory learning activities you may be interested in.

All the boards are fully editable and made using microsoft word. I have used word symbols to prevent copyright issues and to make sure they are usable by anyone without special software. You can fully edit the symbols. I suggest you change the “I” symbol to a picture of the child unless the board will be for generic use. For the “I” symbol I have a version with a wheelchair user and a generic person figure for each board. Likewise the you is a combination of wheelchair user and generic person. Delete as required.

I have included multiple differentiated versions of the scavenger hunts. You will likely just need one or two for your class/child. You may use a different colour system for the colourful semantics boards. It is simple to change the outline colour of each symbol frame. Following feedback that full colour borders impact gestalt processing I have tried to create a version where the boxes are delineated by coloured underlines. If you are interested in reading more about design and dual coding in education I suggest Oliver Caviglioli’s book. This could be really important particularly to autistic children. I would appreciate feedback on this

In the Garden Scavenger Hunt

In the garden SEN scavenger hunt communication and interaction boards

Due to the current coronavirus situation we have started with the garden. For those attempting home learning for the first time this may be of interest. You might also be interested in our post on learning in the sensory garden to give you more ideas.

In this scavenger hunt children are searching for:

  • Twig
  • Bee
  • Leaf
  • Worm
  • Blossom
  • Daisy
  • Spider
  • Stone
  • Grass
  • Ant
  • Bird
  • Snail

At The Beach Scavenger Hunt

Many of us enjoy a walk along a quiet beach. Use these boards to help structure your trip. These can also be used as a supporting resource for a tough tray search. If you are looking at the beach as a topic check out our Fuzzy Ocean book resources and the Blue Abyss sensory story.

beach scavenger hunt aac board
Our Colourful Semantics AAC board

Symbol Supported Scavenger Hunt Sheets


Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Use this sheet to find a range of sensory items. How many can you find? Download the pack in PDF below the images

Sensory scavenger hunt free worksheet
Garden tool scavenger hunt worksheet
Symbol version garden hunt AAC version
Colours scavenger hunt Home Learning worksheet AAC
Toy scavenger hunt home learning worksheet symbol version
at the beach scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts for AAC users & autistic children

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