FREE spring scavenger hunt printable for kids! Gives your homeschoolers a fresh respite from indoors. Including scavenger hunt lists as a learning guide.
FREE Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids
The weather is warming, the birds are singing, and it’s time to take your kids outside! After the long winter months, it is always refreshing to find activities that incorporate the great outdoors and let’s face it, what mom isn’t ready for her kiddos to get out of the house once that weather warms? There is also no better opportunity to enjoy God’s creations than by going outdoors and teaching your little ones how the world comes anew each and every spring. A scavenger hunt is a fun and educational way to enjoy it.
This free set of printables for homeschool kids will give you and your little ones a fresh respite from indoors this Spring. Use the scavenger hunt lists as a guide as you have some fun outside.
Learning Outside in Spring
One of the best things about homeschooling is the countless number of opportunities to incorporate the outdoors with learning lessons. A wonderful way to do this is by playing a Spring Scavenger Hunt.
I know, it can sound a bit intimidating to take the learning outside. But, at the preschool and primary level, this is so much fun that it can also become an independent play activity in your backyard. Just be prepared with a small prize or treat for the winner if you have more than one child on the hunt!
You can make this as thoughtful, or as simple as you want. It’s something that will get you moving, make the outdoors come alive and help add spice to your day.
- For non-readers’ independent play, you can make your scavenger hunt list with pictures. Instead of writing the words, “something yellow” you might just have a yellow circle and explain that the child needs to find something that color.
- Opting for simplicity you can work on shapes, colors, and sounds.
- Operating on a more advanced K-2 level you can incorporate textures, letters, opposites, and rhymes.
- This activity can also be done on a play date. You may even win brownie points for being the most prepared mama!
- Take this activity to a park, on a walk, or just in your own yard, in town, or the country.
Make it a Game
The object of this game is to collect your items during the scavenger hunt. Later, kids and mom can recap the items. If you are unable to bring the objects home, no worries! Your little one can draw a picture of it, or use your cell phone camera and take pictures.
- First make your list (or use one of the suggestions below). These will be the items you hunt. Look to nature, when possible for the things that are rough, smooth, etc. (think tree bark, smooth stones, dandelions, and grass).
Easy Spring Scavenger Hunt List:
- Something Round
- Something Yellow
- Something Green
- Something that smells good
- Something that smells bad
- Something rough
- Something smooth
- Something Square
- Something that will get bigger
- Something smaller than a dime
- Something that sounds loud
- Something prickly
- Something hard
- Something budding
- Something pretty
More Challenging Spring Scavenger Hunt List:
- Something that can’t come inside
- Something Red
- Something that squishes
- Something that rhymes with bone (examples Stone, Cone)
- Something that can’t move
- Something that changes colors
- Something fast
- Something cold
- Something soft
- Something you can draw with (stones and green tree branches will both make markings)
- Something bees like
- Something fuzzy
- Something pointy
- Something that smells like Christmas (pine needles)
- Something that will grow
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