Get ready to go on a hunt, a scavenger hunt that is… We have 5 different printable scavenger hunts for kids to choose from to get the kids moving and get their spirits up! If you’ve been feeling a bit stuck, let’s get you unstuck with four new hunts including indoors, the backyard, with the camera, and around the neighborhood. Get out and about or even use one on a rainy day indoors and explore your surroundings. We have loads of fun activities for kids to try including scavenger hunts.
FUN AND FREE PRINTABLE SCAVENGER HUNTS FOR KIDS
Which of these printable scavenger hunts will you try first!
I love watching my kiddo go on the hunt and see what he/she finds or how she/he interprets the items on the list.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to promote literacy, physical activity, memory/recall, and connection!
Tip: Don’t have a printer? Simply view from a device as you go on the hunt!
TIP: If the kiddos can’t find exactly what’s on the list, have them think outside-of-the-box a little bit. For example, can’t find a butterfly flying around, look for one on a flag or a wreath or a mailbox instead! Last resort, grab a book! Get creative!
KEEP IT INDOORS SCAVENGER HUNT
The rain got you stuck inside?
This printable indoor scavenger hunt will send the kids exploring all the corners of the house. Have the kids race each other, set a time limit, or tell them they can’t all use the same item from the same place.
You can also assign older kiddo to help out younger kiddo and give hints or suggestions along the way. Make this scavenger hunt fit your needs with easy tweaks.
Need even more indoor activities for the kiddos, we have a great list that ranges from simple science activities to LEGO challenges to sensory play recipes. Plus, they all use common household supplies making your set up even easier and your wallet even happier!
While they are off on this indoor scavenger hunt, setup this super simple balloon tennis game for them!
TAKE IT TO THE BACKYARD SCAVENGER HUNT
We have two printable scavenger hunts for the outdoors! One keeps you in your backyard and one takes you around the neighborhood. Both are a great way to get outside, get a little fresh air, a dose of vitamin D, and some fresh air!
If you need to get the kids out in nature more, we have fun ways to explore the outside without ever needing to leave the backyard! Set up a square foot jungle with just some string and sticks and let your kids become a jungle explorer for the afternoon. Examine dirt or stream water. Be a collector and start up a rock collection. Our outside activities collection also includes some great free printables.
Why not make some birdseed ornaments to hang outside while you’re at it!
MAKE IT A PHOTOGRAPHY SCAVENGER HUNT
Kids will love grabbing the camera or using a device to snap pictures! For an added activity have them write a story around all their pictures using the photo prompts in the scavenger hunt for sentence starters!
Here’s an alternative photo scavenger hunt idea for when you need another activity: Use your phone to take pictures of items around the house or yard. Focus on a small detail of the item for older kiddos and a larger detail for younger kiddos. Take twenty or so pictures and send them on their way! You could have them record the names of the items they found.
GO AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCAVENGER HUNT
Take this neighborhood scavenger hunt out with you when you take a stroll around the block! Take a closer look at the neighborhood and the houses around you. Make sure not to go into neighbor’s yards without permission!
WHAT’S THE COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT?
Look for colors everywhere and anywhere!
COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT IDEA #1: Use the color scavenger hunt inside! hand each kiddo a reusable shopping bag and send them to collect items of each color to come back and show you!
COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT IDEA #2: You can also use the color scavenger hunt outside with bits, flags, mailboxes, flowers, houses and more!
COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT IDEA #3: Take a picture of something in that color and see if everyone can guess what it is! Can you stump your family with the photos you take? It’s a combination scavenger hunt with photography, indoor/outdoor, or neighborhood!
BONUS: BINGO SCAVENGER HUNTS
Also included in this scavenger hunt pack of goodies is bingo-style hunts for both indoors and outdoors. While not a traditional bingo game, it’s still a fun alternative to a traditional list-style scavenger hunt!
Now you’re ready for the days ahead with plenty of scavenger hunts to keep the kiddos busy!
Which one will you try first?
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HAPPY SCAVENGER HUNTING THIS WEEK!
What else can you do with the kids? Let me tell you!