Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

20 Amazing Scavenger Hunts for Summer

Enjoy these Summer Scavenger Hunt Ideas while you're on vacation, exploring places around town or just relaxing in the backyard!

If there's one thing we love, it's a good scavenger hunt

In fact, we've been known to 'divide and conquer' in a friendly family competition on more than one occasion.

In addition to just being fun, scavenger hunts are also great ways for kids to learn -- your kids will hone their observation skills, practice new words, explore new places and many hunts also intregrate a little science and math too.

Our goal -- one scavenger hunt each week for the whole summer!

Since I've been on the look-out for some cool hunts that we can do this summer, I thought I would share some of our finds -- more than 20 awesomely fun ideas for fun ways to get out & have an adventure!

 

Summer Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids

20+ Summer Scavenger Hunts

I know summer is actually only 16 weeks long but I wanted to  include some extra ideas so we'd have a nice variety to choose from (and in case we ended up needing a scavenger hunt that matched an attraction we are visiting).

Most of the hunts on our list include a free printable so you can easily keep them on hand for some quick summer fun.  We've also included a few affiliate links for awesome scavenger hunt ideas & items that we've really enjoyed.

As with all of our Scavenger Hunts for Kids , we suggest having a sturdy 9 x 12" Clipboard to hold your hunt so you won't be running after the paper as it blows around. 

And if you'll have the hunt near water (like the beach), another great hack is to put the scavenger hunt in a ziploc bag and then use a Dry Erase Markers to check-off your finds.

If you're REALLY up for a challenge, try completing ALL the summer scavenger hunts before school begins!

 

Zoo Scavenger Hunt -- Edventures with Kids

Beach Day Scavenger Hunt -- The Bird Feed NYC

Hiking Scavenger Hunt -- Make & Takes

Scavenger Hunt for the movie "Frozen" -- My Sister's Suitcase

(should be great fun on a hot July day!)

 

Scavenger Hunt for Kids Tin (great for vacations!)

I Spy Nature Hunt -- Lost in the Woods

Explore the Outdoors Hunt -- How to Nest for Less

Playground Scavenger Hunt -- Edventures with Kids

Road Trip Scavenger Hunts -- Mom's Minivan

(these are great - there's 3 of them for the city, suburbs and country)

 

The Pocket Scavenger for Creative Kids!

License Plate Hunt -- Laura's Crafty Life

Family Reunion Hunt -- QuickHunts

Airport Scavenger Hunt -- Inspired by Familia

Camping Bingo that can also be used as a scavenger hunt -- 30 Handmade Days

Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt -- Kids Activities Blog

(not a printable but great list of questions!)

 

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt -- Edventures with Kids

Nature Scavenger Hunt -- The Taylor House

Vintage TeddyBear Picnic Hunt -- B. Nute Productions

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt -- PBS Kids

 

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt -- Edventures with Kids

Happy Camper Scavenger Hunt -- The Creative Homemaker

Bug Hunt -- Mrs. Bremer's Class

Library Scavenger Hunt -- What Do We Do All Day?

(every kids should attend the summer reading activities at their library!)



It's also fun to create your own scavenger hunt with Quick Hunts -- maybe one with a pirate or luau theme?!  It's free and easy to do -- also a great activity for a family BBQ, birthday or get-together!

If you interested in more of a high-tech scavenger hunt, try the Klikaklu app which is free for iPhone & iPad.

 

Happy Hunting!

~Jacquie

 

 

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Guest - Kristine Reyes on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:03

Thank you for your ideas and suggestions! Will surely try as many activities as we can. :)

Thank you for your ideas and suggestions! Will surely try as many activities as we can. :)
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