Ready to get your kids outside on a gorgeous day? Use these FREE outdoor scavenger hunt printables for kids to have them hunting outside for all sorts of fun things!
There are 4 different scavenger hunts for different ages and locations. You can start hunting on your next nature walk, around your backyard, or at the park!
Kids of all ages will have fun with these from toddlers to elementary-age kids! There is an image-based printable for little ones who can’t read. Older children have the option of doing a photo hunt using your phone to capture photos of things around them!
Free Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Elementary Kids
All you need for these outdoor scavenger hunts are a printer and some plain paper to print them off, and a pen to check every item on the list. If you want to make any hunt a photo hunt, grab a camera to take some pictures too! There are some awesome cameras for kids out there are reasonable prices if you’re not willing to hand of your phone or nice camera!
Now let’s get started with the little ones!
Ready to send your little tot running? This toddler scavenger hunt printable has images to let them know what to start looking for without any help. It’s the “do it myself” phase after all!
There are 16 different pictures of things they can find in their backyard, at the park or on a walk outside. Keep their little minds busy and growing with this outdoor scavenger hunt!
Need to get your kids out of the house while you get things done? This backyard outdoor scavenger hunt for kids will do just the trick!
It’s designed to let kids find things that are most likely in every backyard! Once they get through the left column, the right column asks for items of different colors and textures.
To make this hunt even more exciting, give the kids a camera to snap photos of all the different items on their checklist. It makes finding the different colored and textured items even more engaging!
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If you’re not keen on handing off your camera or phone to your kids, check out these cute digital cameras designed for kids! These are all very reasonably priced and would make a fun gift to keep them busy.
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Print this out before your next trip to the playground or local park! The playground outdoor scavenger hunt for kids has lots of items that you’ll likely only find at a playground. It changes things up a bit from a typical nature or backyard scavenger hunt.
If you want to spice the game up for older kids, have them run (or race) to the different items you call out. It will make this outdoor scavenger hunt a little more physically active if simply finding the items is too easy. For example, get the kids to one side of the playground, then call out “spiral slide!” Watch them race to the spiral slide and give a point to whoever gets there first.
This final outdoor scavenger hunt is for kids of all ages and you can make it easier or more difficult based on their age. Here are the different ways to play.
Toddlers – Help them find different things from outside that start with all the different letters of the alphabet. Focus on the starting letter and reiterate it’s sound!
Early Elementary – Send them out to find something that starts with every letter of the alphabet. Let them practice sounding out and writing each word.
Late Elementary – Same as above, but let them take photos of each of the items!
Wrapping Up Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids
I hope you and your kids enjoy these fun outdoor scavenger hunts. I specifically designed them to keep kids of all ages entertained, for a little while at least.
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, encourage your kids to spend time outside by printing one or all of these fun scavenger hunts.
If you liked these scavenger hunts, be sure to check out these 50+ screen-free ideas for kids for even more ways to get your kids having fun and staying active.