Spring scavenger hunt ideas & games that inspire kids to enjoy the outdoors!
It seems that no matter where we go lately, there's always some new to see --
baby bunnies, beautiful buds on trees, flowers blooming ...
Plus so many more of our friends and neighbors are getting outside now that the weather's warming up!
So this week's round-up of FREE printable activities includes a variety of Spring Scavenger Hunt ideas and printable games to play outside!
17 Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Games
To be prepared to get out the door quickly for any of these scavenger hunts, I like to have a few things all packed in a canvas bag that we can carry with us. I'm including items we love to use along with affiliate links so you can get details about each of them:
→ A sturdy clipboard is a MUST to hold down those scavenger hunt papers so they don't blow away ;)
→ A pencil or crayon so your kids can check off items as they find them (have you seen these adorable Animal Pencils?! Cute idea for Easter baskets ;)
→ Snacks! Always bring snacks :)
I like to "theme" my snacks to the hunt if it's a special day so fun ideas like Annie's Bunny crackers for backyard hunt, those vintage boxes of Animal Crackers for the zoo or even bug cookies for the bug hunt (fun idea for scouting troops or class activity!)
→ If you choose one of the nature hunts, we love having a nature or field guide with us to help identify the plants & animals
→ And of course, we use the canvas bag for 'collecting' anything on the hunt (most of the items are returned to their original spot before we head home)
Printable Spring Scavenger Hunts
Just click on each of the underlined links below to print off the hunts!
Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids
Bird Watch for Spring | Fantastic Fun & Learning
Eye Spy Nature Hunt | The Joy of Boys
Rainbow Photo Hunt | Totschooling
Go on a Bug Hunt | Edventures with Kids
Outdoor Sketching Scavenger Hunt | Buggy & Buddy
Around the Town Scavenger Hunt | Hands on As We Grow
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids
Zoo Scavenger Hunt | Every Star is Different
Easter Egg Hunt with printable clues!
Pond Scavenger Hunt | Natural Beach Living
Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt | Racheous
Baseball Game Scavenger Hunt | The Bird Feed NYC
Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt | The Ruralist
More Fun Outdoor Spring Games
Spring Nature Walk 5 Senses activity | The Preschool Toolbox
Camping Charades | The Joy of Boys
Spring Nature BINGO | The Jenny Evolution
Move like a Bug Dice | Life Over C's
More Free Printable Activities!