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The girl loves going on walks, wandering through creek beds and exploring nature wherever she can get it, and she will sometimes specifically ask to do a nature scavenger hunt.
Nature scavenger hunts are really a fun activity for everyone in the family, because you can all get into trying to find some of the items or coming up with things to count or add to the list as you go.
When we did our nature scavenger hunt with a list I prepared last fall, we ended up adding lots of different things, counting flags and different kinds of animals we saw along the way in addition to the basic stuff that had already been on my list.
That’s a great reminder, too, that even if you start with a printed list from somewhere else, you can add your own ideas and things that are relevant to where you will be hunting if you like.
Printable Nature Scavenger Hunts
Eye Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt — The Joys of Boys — great for pre-readers and walking in the mountains
Nature Scavenger Hunt — Crystal and Comp — this one is a coloring sheet, which is really cute
Nature Scavenger Hunt — the Taylor House — this one actually involves collecting things, and could be done over and over at different times of year
Nature Walk Printable — the Measured Mom — uses pictures and could be colored in
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt — Spaceships and Laser Beams — basic printable list
Nature Scavenger Hunt — How to Nest for Less — includes things you can gather, colors to look for, shapes and textures
Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt — Racheous — great way to explore adjectives with kids
Two Printable Scavenger Hunts — the Jenny Evolution — one is shorter and includes things to find and ways to use your senses
Outdoor Sketching Scavenger Hunt — Buggy and Buddy — find things and draw them
Easy Nature Scavenger Hunt — East Coast Mommy — easy for pre-readers
Bird Scavenger Hunt — Inspirational Laboratories — look for birds and things birds need
Bug Scavenger Hunt — Preschool Powol Packets — cute clip art, too
More Scavenger Hunts
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt — Fun at Home with Kids
Zoo Scavenger Hunt — I Can Teach My Child
Around the Town Scavenger Hunt — Hands On as We Grow
Hiking Scavenger Hunt — Make and Takes
Beach Scavenger Hunt — Buggy and Buddy
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt — 3 Boys and a Dog
Library Scavenger Hunt — No Twiddle Twaddle
Playground Scavenger Hunt — Edventures with Kids
Hotel Scavenger Hunt — Moms and Munchkins
More Great Family Fun Ideas
Our Bucket List for Fall Family Fun from Crafty Mama in ME
Fun Family Games Under $20 from Look! We’re Learning!
Family Movies and Games for Family Night from iGameMom
Nature Scavenger Hunts from Our Daily Craft
Family Fun Fall Activities from FrogMom
Apple-Themed Family Fun Night Ideas for A Fun Fall Party from Schooling a Monkey
Funny Bedtime Stories for Kids fromCraftCreateCalm