Looking for ways to get your kids outside and enjoy nature? This Nature Scavenger Hunt is perfect for you! Grab this free printable today for your little explorers!
I get so excited when the weather is nice, because it means that I can get my kids to put down their electronic devices and send them outside to play!
There’s so much out there to explore and enjoy, and it’s so good for everyone to spend a little time outdoors.
This Nature Scavenger Hunt is a great way to get things started, because it gives them a great list of things to go out and find. I just know your kids will have so much fun looking around for each item and marking it off their list!
Sometimes we like to get a little competitive with our scavenger hunts.
You can make it a race to see who finds all of the items first, or you can set a timer and see who finds the most items in that amount of time.
Of course, a prize for the winner raises the stakes even higher and makes it so exciting!
Don’t miss out on this fun activity to do with your family!
Why I Love Scavenger Hunts for Kids
Scavenger hunts are a great way to liven up any situation! Whether you are running errands or on vacation, it’s impossible to be bored when you are on a scavenger hunt! I love to have plenty on hand for whenever I need to keep my kids busy and happy.
Scavenger hunts are also a wonderful way to help your kids practice important developmental skills, such as problem-solving and teamwork, all while playing a game!
You’ll love how this fun activity gets your kids away from their screens and playing outside!
How To Do A Nature Scavenger Hunt
It’s so easy to start a Nature Scavenger Hunt!
All you need is this printable Nature Scavenger Hunt sheet for each player or team, and you are ready to have some fun!
First, you will need to decide whether you want to play individually, with partners, or in teams. Give each person, pair, or team a copy of the Nature Scavenger Hunt list.
Head outside! You can play this in your backyard, at the park, or walking around your neighborhood! Some of the items on your list are small, so keep your eyes peeled!
As you find each item, check it off your list. The person or team with the most items found wins!
How To Adjust Scavenger Hunts for Different Ages
When playing scavenger hunts outside with young kids, it’s always important to make sure they are supervised.
Pair them with an adult who can keep them safe while they explore the great outdoors.
Your little ones may need help with reading and understanding the instructions, but you can still let them do the finding. You’ll be impressed by their ability to observe and problem-solve!
It can be tricky to get teens to participate at first, but they can usually be convinced by a little competition!
Turn your scavenger hunt into a race, and offer a prize for the winner to make things more interesting. Don’t miss out on your chance to have fun with them; be sure to play, too!
Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids List
- Spider web
- Pretty rock
- Animal tracks
Free Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids Printable
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Great Scavenger Hunt Ideas to Try
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