Print out a copy of this backyard scavenger hunt and set your kids free! Let them explore the backyard checking off each item as they find it.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to work on skills while having fun. Kids can practice colors and counting with this printable scavenger hunt idea for kids.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
To set up this activity, print out one copy of the scavenger hunt for each child participating.
Clip the scavenger hunt to a clipboard and hand each child a crayon or pencil. Now, you’re all set!
You can make this activity reusable by laminating the page before heading out on your scavenger hunt. Just have your kids use a dry erase marker to check the boxes.
Choose where your kids will do the scavenger hunt. You can send them out into the backyard to find as much as possible. If they can’t find everything on their hunt, expand the hunt to the neighborhood.
On this particular scavenger hunt, your kids will search for
- a butterfly, a caterpillar, and a bee
- 3 rocks, 2 sticks, and a leaf
- items that are yellow, purple, red, or blue
- a spider and a spider web
- and more!
More Scavenger Hunt Fun
If your kids love this scavenger hunt, they’ll love these, as well. Check them out, and head out with your kiddos to see what you can find.
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.
RESOURCES I LOVEBuild a flower sensory bin for hands-on fun this spring. Allow kids to explore colors and textures with fake flowers, river rocks, and more. Gather leaves and flowers on your next nature walk. Use this personalized flower press to preserve them.
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