Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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Print out this nature scavenger hunt for kids before heading outdoors with your children. Can they find all the items?

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to do with your kids, you’ve come to the right place. I have a fantastic idea for you and your children.

Challenge your kids to search for nature items in your backyard or on your next walk around the block. The first one to find all of the items on the list is the winner!

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

If you’d like to make these reusable, you can laminate them and use dry erase markers. This way, you can use them over and over again.

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

To use this scavenger hunt printable on your next walk around the block, you’ll need to print the pages and clip them on a clipboard.

A scavenger hunt can be done individually or in groups. Kids can pair up and compete as teams.

Gather your supplies, decide how you want to complete the scavenger hunt, and head out!

Children will search for objects like mushrooms, acorns, bees, caterpillars, dandelions, and more.

This scavenger hunt printable features both words and images making it appropriate for both readers and nonreaders.


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: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the OutdoorsUp in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book)Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest


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 GuideCurious 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.

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