Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables for Kids

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A few weeks ago my husband and I took the boys on a Nature Hunt at one of the local walking trails not far from our house. We had such a great time exploring!

nature scavenger hunt for kids

To encourage learning we took along a nature scavenger hunt that I created with common things that I knew we would see on the trail.

I was certain we would see at least one spider, one worm, one bird, one butterfly, some water, the sun, a tree, and more!

nature scavenger hunt printable

You can learn more about how we did or scavenger hunt over on the Sylvan Learning website. Or, you can print out a copy of the printable, just click here to print.

nature scavenger hunt for science

Now, if you want to take your scavenger hunt to the next level, here are some fun things that you can do.

Add a child’s magnifying glass to your hunt. My boys loved this! Matthew was searching for the littlest bugs he could find. explore nature with kids

Add a nature book to your study. This way you can look up all of the things you find.

This is the book we used, Handbook of Nature Study.

Do your kids love scavenger hunts? This birthday scavenger hunt is a blast that is fun for the birthday child or an entire party!

Nature Scavenger Hunt (1)

If you would like to add another activity to your scavenger hunt, here is some handwriting practice with nature vocabulary words that go perfectly with the other worksheet.

You can print it here or by clicking on the image below.

nature vocabulary words

When will you be going on a scavenger hunt with your kiddos? 


  1. This looks like so much fun! My kids will love it! Thank you for stopping by the Learn & Play Link Up! This post is featured on Christian Montessori Network this week.

  2. What a fun activity! My kids will definitely love exploring through a magnifying glass, just like your son did. Thanks for sharing on Toddler Fun Friday 🙂

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