Here are 0ver 20 outdoor printable activities you can try in your own backyard or during your next nature walk around the neighborhood. These no-prep scavenger hunts and checklists are perfect last minute activities and require no extra work or effort on your end. Just print and head outdoors with your kids!
I don’t know about you, but lately I’m grabbing on to any excuse I can find to head outdoors with my kids. This packet includes activities that are prefect for any time of year and spans a variety of interests and abilities! I love scavenger hunts because they are quick activities you can print out to get the kids moving, learning, and having fun in a pinch. If you are looking for more simple activities to try at home in your own backyard, then check out 100 low-prep activities you can do in your own backyard!
This packet of scavenger hunts and checklists include these themes:
- alphabet and beginning sounds
- tally marks
- seasons: spring, winter, summer, fall
- bird watcher
- verbs, adjectives, and nouns
- and gratitude
Fun Ways to Use these Printables
You can set them out in the yard to be discovered. I promise kids will be instantly excited and interested to check out the activity because it was presented as a fun surprise and no one is telling them they HAVE to do it! You can set it near a tree trunk or on a picnic table with pencils and a magnifying glass. Setting up this fun adventure activity will keep kids busy and entertained for a while! Depending upon the ages and ability of your children, you might need to be available to help with the activity.
If you just need a break and the kids need a calming activity, grab a timer and set it for 15 – 20 minutes. You can offer the window checklist and give children the chance to connect with the world outside on a rainy day or slow morning. I included this indoor scavenger hunt in this packet because I know we all need something to do when we can’t get outside. This is the perfect activity to take help the family break, relax, and connect with the outdoors while you are stuck inside.
And don’t forget to check out more outdoor ideas here: 100 low-prep activities you can do in your own backyard!
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I hope you give these simple nature walk activities a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.