Playground Scavenger Hunt

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Before you head out to the park with your kids, download and print a copy of this playground scavenger hunt. So much fun!

Whether you’re heading to the park after a long cold winter or you’re headed out for a fun summer playdate, this printable scavenger hunt is such a fun activity to do with your little ones.

Encourage preschoolers to be on the lookout as you head to the playground or park. Have them search for the items on this printable and mark them off as they find each one.

Playground Scavenger Hunt

If you’re wondering how to set up a scavenger hunt for kids, you’ve come to the right place. It’s so easy! For this playground scavenger hunt, you’ll just print and go.

Laminate the page and grab a dry erase marker for your kids to check off the items they find.

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.

For this particular scavenger hunt, kids will search for things like a sandbox, a merry-go-round, a swing set, a slide, and more.


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

My Dream Playground (Kaboom!)Manners on the Playground (Way To Be!: Manners)Do Not Bring Your Dragon to Recess (Fiction Picture Books)


My Dream Playground – Right now there is just an empty lot down the street, but this little girl dreams that one day there will be a playground — a real playground, a fun playground — right in her own neighborhood. When she sees a man measuring the empty lot, she’s sure that he’s there to help make her playground dream come true. And he is! 

Manners on the Playground – Why do you have to take turns on the swings? Find out how good manners make the playground safe and fun for everyone.

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to Recess – Dragons are more than just fire and wings. They have outside interests like slides and swings. But can a dragon follow the rules and use proper playground manners at recess? With the help of her best friend she can! 

Playground Scavenger Hunt Printable

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