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Playground Scavenger Hunt

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You know how kids get so excited when you visit a new playgroud? 

One that has 'monkey bars that are cooler than the ones at our old playgroud' or 'the biggest slide in the world', right? 

So why not take them on a Playground Scavenger Hunt!


Playground Scavenger Hunt free printable


Playground Scavenger Hunt Activity

Use this list and visit different playgrounds so the kids can try out the various types of equipment that can be found at kids play areas. 

Playgrounds encourage a variety of physcial and emotional development for kids. 

Climbing ladders, hanging from the monkey bars, running around the equipment and learning to swing are all activities that help to build the large muscle groups in our bodies.  Not to mention all that fresh air the kids get when they're outside.

Kids are also learning all types of social/emotional skills too:  how to be patient for your turn to go down the slide, sharing with other kids, communication skills and understanding that they can go out and explore on their own without Mom or Dad right next to them.

Another BIG plus -- visiting a new location sparks new learning & road maps in our brains!  And it will help kids to understand how to navigate a new environments too.

So many things can be learned at the playground :)


Here's a Printable Playground Hunt that you can take with you!

Not only will the kids have fun on the new equipment they find but just seeking out different playgrounds will become a great family adventure!


Go Out & Experience These Play Things:



Build arm & leg muscles along with balance!

Regular Swing

Rope Swing

Disc Swing


Tire Swing






Climbing the slide works on lower body development while sliding helps kids to develop core strength as they hold themselves upright on the way down.

Single Slide

Double Slide

Curved Slide

Tunnel/enclosed Slide

Fireman's Pole






Lots of upper body strength is developed along with improved balance.

Monkey Bars

Rope Ladder

Space Net

Climbing Wall

Rock Wall


Tubes to crawl thru



Not only to build core strength and balance but also good for helping kids learn about things that go fast/slow. 

Spinning Seat


Spring Riders (rocking animals)





The obvious -- kids work on their core strength but also foot/eye coordination too.

Leap pads or Stepping stone items

Balance Beam

Moving/swinging Bridge

Teeter-totter or See-Saw





This is where kids will practice sharing, communication and many other social skills since they are more likely to be interacting/playing alongside peers rather than playing alone.


Sand Diggers

Water Sprays

Basketball Court

Volleyball Court

Play House

Fort (raised)

Pirate Ship


Have Fun!!



  • Jacquie Fisher
    Jacquie Fisher July 12

    This is a great idea. I like that it is printable so that everyone can do it easily. I hope you will stop by and link this post to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri 3. It is a new linky for arts, crafts and play activities. I hope to see you there, if not tonight, then next Wednesday.

    : 0 ) Theresa

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  • Jacquie Fisher
    Jacquie Fisher August 17

    Thanks Theresa - I never think of myself as artsy but I visit your Weds link up to see all the other amazing crafty ideas. I'll remember to link up the play activities now that I know!

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    Alicia April 09

    what a fun idea!

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    http://htt://Rebecca May 05

    What a great idea! Printing this off for our trip to the park later.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I've pinned to our board.

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