This summer outdoor scavenger hunt for kids is a great screen-free activity for all ages! Can your kids find all the objects featured?
Download and print this scavenger hunt idea to engage your kids on your next summer outing.
Encourage your children to hunt for the objects, mark them off the list, and celebrate when they’ve completed the scavenger hunt.
To prepare for kids summer activity, print out one page for each child who will be participating. Gather pencils or crayons for each one.
If you’d like to make this reusable, you can laminate them and have kids use dry erase markers to mark their findings. This way, you can use them over and over again.
Summer Outdoor 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 preschoolers as all the prompts are pictures. There is no reading required.
how to plan a scavenger hunt for your kids
As I mentioned above, this worksheet is print-and-go. Again, you can laminate the page to make it reusable.
Decide where to use this scavenger hunt. If you live near the beach, you can use it there. Live near a theme park or water park? Take it there.
Or, just use it on your walks around the neighborhood.
You may have to be strategic about where you use this scavenger hunt. If you don’t live near the beach, you may have a hard time finding a sand castle. However, you can find one at your local craft store in the fairy garden aisle if necessary.
Get creative and do some pre-planning to complete this activity!
Remember, it doesn’t have to be completed in one outing, either. You can take it out and about with you and mark off the objects throughout the summer. Reward your kids once they’ve found everything on the page.