This Summer outdoor scavenger hunt will have children looking for birds, stop signs, insects and more as they explore the world around them in the Summer.
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and explore! This printable summer outdoor scavenger hunt will encourage children of all ages to get out and appreciate the world around them. What a great summer activity for kids.
Summer Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids
If your kids need a little extra encouragement to get outdoors, printing a scavenger hunt for them to complete just might do it.
I remember growing up, my siblings and I were so competitive. We loved scavenger hunts because we always turned them into a race to see who could complete it first.
If you have competitive children that would enjoy this, feel free to turn it into a game! If your children aren’t so into competition, choose to complete the scavenger hunt collectively as a family or in teams.
You can take this scavenger hunt on your next walk around the block or on your summer family vacation.
What’s on the summer scavenger hunt?
This scavenger hunt encourages your to find common outdoor items for the summertime, such as:
- an insect
- 3 different types of leaves
- a sprinkler
- a water toy
- a flag
- a fruit tree or a vegetable plant
- a stop sign
- a stick shaped like a ‘y’
- a spiderweb
- 3 different species of birds
- and a bonus! write your name in the dirt or the sand with a stick
If you like this outdoor Summer scavenger hunt, we have a Summer garden scavenger hunt too!
How to complete the scavenger hunt
Get creative with how you complete this! Simply print and mark off with a pen or pencil.
Other options include allowing your child to take pictures of all the items they find on the list, or laminating the scavenger hunt to use a dry erase marker on it.
Take the scavenger hunt out once a week and see if it is easier or more difficult to find some of the items. Maybe in rainy weather it’s more difficult to spot an insect or some birds?
Get creative with the outdoor summer scavenger hunt and have fun with it!
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