Here’s a free printable nature scavenger hunt list you can use for a camping birthday party or when you go hiking with kids too. Fun outdoor activity for kids.
Our free outdoor nature scavenger hunt for kids and adults is lots of fun. Use it just because or if you’re having a birthday party too. Just tape it to a bag, break out into teams and have a treasure hunt outside! (affiliate links present)
This Nature Scavenger Hunt List is great if you’re throwing a camping themed party!
OR bring it along as an activity if you’ve taken advantage of our free camping locations post, and you need something to do at your campground.
- Do you love camping with kids too?
Either way it is a really fun activity to do.
What is a nature scavenger hunt?
- It’s just as you remember as a child, but you’re finding items outside!
- Items are FREE and could be used later in a nature craft later too.
- Scavenger hunts are great for birthday parties because everyone is involved at the same time.
- Creating teams to find everything can be fun too.
- Just tape the printable to a paper bag and add a pencil inside so they can mark off what they’ve found along the way.
- Whoever finds everything on the list first, wins!
This is all you need with your outdoor scavenger hunt printable:
- Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable
- Lunch size paper bags with handles – handles help
- Pencil for each person or team
- Small assorted prizes appropriate for either boys or girls
How do you make a scavenger hunt fun?
- Decide where you want to have the scavenger hunt and whether you want to have it during the day or night.
- This one would be difficult if it were dark unless people were older and they had flashlights.
- Figure out what type of scavenger hunt you want to do.
- The camping scavenger hunt here is fun when it’s warm.
- If you were going on vacation, this Disney scavenger hunt would be more appropriate.
- Buy or make a prizes for the winners.
- If you’re creating your own, make a list of items for the guests to find.
- Consider the age group of your players when choosing items to locate.
Then play our nature hike I spy bingo game too while you’re at it!
How do you play scavenger hunt at home?
- Just create a list of objects to find and clues to help the players locate each one.
- To play the game give everyone the list.
- Or divide the players into 2 teams
- Alternatively you can call out the items one at a time and send them off to find it instead of giving them the list.
- This is a better idea if you have younger children who can’t read.
- Use a white board or piece of paper to keep track of the points.
- Announce the winner, or give everyone a participation prize.
- We did something similar with out Halloween scavenger hunt a few years ago.
- We hid small packages of cookies so it was more like hide and seek and what they found WAS their treat / prize.
This idea is great for all occasions like our road trip scavenger hunt you can print out too!
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