Our temperatures have bottomed out, and there is snow on the ground. My grandkids are having a blast exploring the cold and the snow.
If you’re experiencing winter weather, encourage your family to explore and connect with nature with a fun scavenger hunt idea for kids.
This winter scavenger hunt printable is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
I love finding new ways to encourage my family to get outside and connect with the world around them.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to encourage outdoor time any time of the year.
Winter Scavenger Hunt Printable
Most kids I know love exploring nature. Those who don’t will usually enjoy it with a purpose. That’s where a scavenger hunt can come in handy.
Most kids I know would rather stay inside on a cold winter day and play video games or watch television.
They may be reluctant to go outside because “there’s nothing to do” or “it’s too cold”.
Give your kids something to do! Print out this fun nature scavenger hunt, and go exploring around the neighborhood.
HOW TO PLAN A SCAVENGER HUNT
Print one copy of this winter scavenger hunt for each child or team participating.
You can laminate the page and use dry erase markers if you’d like to make the page reusable.
This winter scavenger hunt is perfect for all ages. Older kids can search for the items individually and race to be the first one to find everything on the list.
Younger kids can pair up with a buddy who can help them identify all of the objects.
HOW ELSE CAN YOU USE THIS SCAVENGER HUNT?
You can use this scavenger hunt as a springboard for more winter activities with your kids.
On this page, kids are encouraged to look for snow-covered trees. Take that one step further by studying the life cycle of a pine tree.
You won’t believe how easy it is to turn an ordinary pinecone into an adorable pinecone preschool snowman craft!
These classic winter children’s books are sure to evoke memories as you read them to your kids. Discover a mix of picture and chapter books!
MORE SCAVENGER HUNTS
- Bedroom scavenger hunt (perfect for cold winter days)
- Forest scavenger hunt
- ABC nature scavenger hunt
- Number scavenger hunt (another indoor scavenger hunt)
BOOKS ABOUT WINTER
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about winter. 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.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland – The classic and beloved winter holiday song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations.
Ten on the Sled – In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely.
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough.