Beach Scavenger Hunt

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A beach scavenger hunt is the perfect adventure for your next trip to the shore. Can your family find all the items on the list?

There is so much to see when you’re at the beach. Print out this scavenger hunt idea, and see if your kids can find all of the items on the list during your next trip to the beach.

To prepare for this scavenger hunt, print out one page for each child who will participate. Then, gather pens or crayons for each one.

If you’d like this page to be reusable, you can laminate it and use dry erase markers to mark off your findings. This way, you can use them over and over again.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

One fun thing about scavenger hunts is that they can be done individually or in groups. Siblings can pair up and compete as teams, or they can work individually and race against each other.

Beach Scavenger Hunt Clues

This scavenger hunt is designed for use at the beach. You can use this during a beach vacation or on a day trip to your local shore.

Your family should be able to find most of these objects during one trip. However, you may have trouble finding a few such as a palm tree or lifeguard.

Before you head to the beach, you could divvy up the list amongst all your children. Give preschoolers and toddlers 1-2 items at a time to search for. Young readers can read through the list and see what they can find.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about the ocean. 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.

Ocean Animals: Who's Who in the Deep BlueThe Big Book of the Blue (The Big Book Series)Save the Ocean (Save the Earth)


Ocean Animals Who’s Who in the Deep Blue – Fans of Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory and Finding Nemo movies will love meeting the real underwater critters behind the film in this colorful, fact-filled nonfiction book.

The Big Book of the BlueThe Big Book of the Blue explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. 

Save the OceanSave the Ocean tells the story of Kaleisha, a mermaid, and Agwe, a silly sea turtle, who work together to discover that Agwe’s favorite food, may not be what it seems!

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:

A beach-themed playdough kit is a great way to engage kids with a fun ocean-themed sensory activity.

• This gorgeous A to Z ocean animals poster is a colorful way to brighten up your learning space as you teach an ocean theme.

• These color by number ocean animals are great for practicing number recognition and color words as well as building fine motor muscles.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

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