If you’re looking for a fun, screenfree activity to do with your kids this summer, check out this ABC nature scavenger hunt!
This one-page, print-and-go scavenger hunt for kids is a great way to engage your kids on your summer outings.
Encourage them to hunt for the objects, mark them off the list, and celebrate when they’ve finished.
To prepare for the scavenger hunt, print out one page for each participant. Gather pencils or crayons for each one.
If you’d like to make the page reusable, you can laminate it and have kids use dry erase markers to mark their findings.
ABC Nature Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun for kids of all ages. They love hunting for various objects and crossing them off a list as they do.
When I take kids on an outdoor scavenger hunt, I prefer to clip the pages to a clipboard which makes it easier to cross off the items they find.
You can have each child search individually, or you can print one for the family to complete together.
This particular scavenger hunt is perfect for pairing older and younger siblings as the scavenger hunt finds will need to be written on the lines.
Unlike the other printable scavenger hunts that I’ve shared on the blog thus far, this one does not have picture or word clues.
This printable features the letters of the alphabet. As you and your kids are out and about, have your children be on the look out for objects that begin with each letter.
You can take this scavenger hunt page on your neighborhood walks, homeschool field trips, or even on your summer vacations.
Make a note of the start and finish dates to record how long it takes your family to find objects for all of the letters.
BOOKS ABOUT Nature
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about nature. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• Exploring Nature: Activity Book for Kids – Encourage young nature lovers to get outside and track, explore, discover, and create. This book is filled with hands-on, educational outdoor activities that kids will love to learn from, like crafting bird feeders out of fruit, pressing flowers, or creating sundials.
• Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt – Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home.
• Curious Kids Nature Guide – Curious Kids Nature Guide is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, encouraging kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond.