Here are over 20 outdoor printable activities you can try in your own backyard or during your next nature walk around the neighborhood. These no-prep nature scavenger hunt pages 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 nature scavenger hunt ideas 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 nature scavenger hunt pages 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:
Try setting out the nature scavenger hunt pages 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 help the family take a break, relax, and connect with the outdoors while you are stuck inside.
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I hope you give these nature scavenger hunt activities a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.