Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids With FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt Lists
A list of scavenger hunt ideas for kids that you can print for FREE. Every kid loves a scavenger hunt, make it fun with these awesome indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt lists!
What’s a Scavenger Hunt?
A scavenger hunt is a fun kids activity that is also educational. Armed with a list of specific items, children set off to gather the items on the list. Scavenger hunts are easy to customise according to your child’s abilities and interests.
The great thing about a scavenger hunt for kids is that it is such an easy activity that you can do at home, and you don’t require much organisation at all. Plus, the lists are themed and contain items that can be easily found.
The other great thing about organising a scavenger hunt is that weather doesn’t matter. You can do an outdoor scavenger hunt if the weather is nice, and if it is cold and rainy, you can do an indoor scavenger hunt.
In this post you can find a range of different scavenger hunt lists with words and pictures that you can print off and use over and over again.
Below you can find the following:
- Nature Scavenger Hunt List
- Backyard Scavenger Hunt List
- At Home Scavenger Hunt List
- Shapes Scavenger Hunt List
- Colour Scavenger Hunt List
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Nature Scavenger Hunt Ideas
A nature scavenger hunt can be done at a park, in a garden or even in your backyard. Let the kids explore in the nature to find the items on this list.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Send the kids out into the backyard armed with this fun scavenger hunt list full of backyard items to find.
At Home Scavenger Hunt Lists
Stuck inside? This scavenger hunt list is packed full of things for kids to find inside the home.
Shapes Scavenger Hunt Lists
Kids can learn all different shapes with this fun shape themed scavenger hunt list with both 2D and 3D shapes. This scavenger hunt can be done either inside or outside or both.
Colours Scavenger Hunt Lists
Kids can learn their colours with this fun colour themed scavenger hunt list where they need to find different items around the house or backyard in all different colours.
Print Your FREE Scavenger Hunt Lists For Kids
Helpful Tips for your Scavenger Hunt
Use these tips for a successful scavenger hunt with your kids!
- Print of our free scavenger hunt lists, or if you don’t have a printer you can copy the items down.
- Go through the scavenger hunt list before you send the kids hunting to make sure they know exactly what is on their list.
- Use a timer if the kids want to compete, so their scavenger hunt also becomes a race.
- Use the scavenger hunt list to search for items in a catalogue or magazine.
Other Fun Kids Activities
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