17 Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Games

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!


Spring Scavenger Hunt ideas and printable outdoor games!

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 ;)

→ We love having either a pair of Kids' Binoculars (perfect if you're looking for wildlife) or an outdoor Magnifying Glass so kids can get up close as they observe

→ 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


Scavenger hunts for kids

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