Do your kids love scavenger or treasure hunts?  Last year I made a nature scavenger hunt for kids, my boys loved using it around the neighborhood looking all sorts of items from nature.  They found everything from bugs to leaves and just marked them off on their laminated list with a dry erase marker.  This made it easy to reuse the scavenger hunt over and over. 

I have found lots of ways to incorporate scavenger hunts into other activities too like visiting the zoo or a camping weekend.  By changing up the lists slightly, you have a whole new way to use your scavenger hunt. 

Be sure to stop by and check out all these fun scavenger hunt ideas!  They all have free printables so that you can start using them right away!  Some of them even have photos so that younger children can get involved too! Enjoy!

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids

5 Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas to Get your kids Busy Outside

Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids.  This scavenger hunt can be used in your back yard, at the park, at the lake or just about anywhere you find nature! 

Nature Hunt

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt.  This Neighborhood scavenger hunt would be a fun birthday party activity if you have lots of kids.  It’s inexpensive and easy to use!


Zoo Scavenger Hunt from The Greenbacks Gal.  I love this scavenger hunt idea, it helps teach the kids animals at the zoo.  Young children can even get involved because there are photos along with this hunt.


Road trip Scavenger Hunt from Luvs A Bargain.  Do your kids get bored on road trips?  Have them looking out the windows and searching for items on this road trip scavenger hunt list!

nature scavenger hunt for kids

Camping Scavenger Hunt from Crunchy Frugalista.  Do you love camping with your family but need some fun activities to use while you are out?  This looks like so much fun!


I love all of these ideas!  There is such a variety of ways to use scavenger hunts with your kids!  Do your kids love scavenger hunts and the challenge of searching for things?  Maybe using the nature scavenger hunt for kids is a great way to get them active this summer!

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  • Tracy Biermann

    Love the scavenger hunt – we can do these at our cabin when the kids claim they are “bored”. Thanks for the printable!!

  • Ashley

    Thanks for sharing! I featured you this week on Mom’s Library!

  • Melanie Davis

    Great Ideas! My kids and I have been playing bingo games in the car. The idea is very similar to the scavenger hunt. It has been a lot of fun. Thanks for the free printables.

  • Wanda Burquest

    I am intrigued with your laundry detergent recipe. I look forward to trying it. I’ve made liquid detergent but it’s challenging to store and dispense. How much detergent do you use for a regular load?

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