Get ready for an exciting outdoor adventure!

We've created a fun scavenger hunt that will help you interact with your kiddos in nature. Your children will have fun while they explore the wonders of the natural world. This fun scavenger hunt will challenge their skills and help them to discover the beauty of the natural world around them. 


Download our free printable or print the checklist below. Feel free to make changes based on your surroundings and the age of participants. Set a time limit for the scavenger hunt. Once the time is up, gather everyone together to share their findings and experiences. Celebrate each participant's discoveries and discuss interesting facts about the items they found.

free scavenger hunt printable

Scavenger Hunt Checklist:

  • Find a colorful flower


  • Spot a bird or bird's nest


  • Discover a crawling insect


  • Find a smooth pebble


  • Identify a tree and its leaves


  • Listen to the sound of running water


  • Spot an animal footprint or track


  • Find a feather


  • Discover a unique-shaped rock


  • Identify a cloud formation


  • Spot a butterfly or moth


  • Listen to the sound of a bird singing


  • Find a pinecone


  • Discover a wild mushroom or fungus


  • Identify a four-leaf clover (if lucky!)


A note about safety: Remind everyone to stay on designated paths, respect nature, and avoid touching or disturbing any wildlife they encounter. It is important when in nature to respect the rules and regulations of the location you choose.

Nature is full of wonders waiting to be explored. By engaging in a nature scavenger hunt, you not only have fun but also develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world around us. Remember, the joy of nature can be found everywhere, from your backyard to a nearby park or forest. Happy exploring!

May 15, 2023 — Barbara Chernyukhin