If you want to plan a fun activity for your children that gets them out of the house, here’s an idea for a fun outdoor scavenger hunt for kids.
Here’s how to play it:
- Scavenger hunt list (see below)
Well, outdoors obviously! It can be played in your neighborhood or somewhere nearby where you think your kids might be able to find all the items on the list.
If you’re on vacation somewhere, this can also be a great way to explore where you’re staying, while ensuring that your kids have fun doing it.
This outdoor scavenger hunt is an observational one. Your kids therefore don’t have to collect any items – they just have to find all the items on the list and cross them off as they’re found.
Here’s a list of 20 items that your children should be able to find outdoors. Beneath this is a link to download a free printable copy of the list – please feel free to print and use this as many times as you like.
- Tree with no leaves
- Animal yard ornament
- River or stream
- Dog being walked
- Pine cone
- Stop sign
- Someone playing basketball
- Leaf that’s bigger than your hand
- Police car
- Car license plate from out of state
- House with a green front door
- Swing set
- White picket fence
- Someone jogging
- Yellow flower
- Animal tracks
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