Spring/summer scavenger hunt for free outdoor fun

Scavenger hunt for kids

Free nature printable

Take a break from the swings with this nature scavenger hunt idea. You can see how many things your child can tick off their list, before you go on a hunt for coffee! 

Download your nature scavenger hunt

After a glum start to the year (read: locked down and dodging torrential showers), we’ve been cooped up a lot recently. If you’re desperate to get outside and do something different, this activity is perfect for you.

We’ve included eight items to find together (including a coffee for you, which we’d argue is the most important thing on the list). A small pick-me-up for you, plus a healthy dose of fresh air for your kids – sounds like a winner to us!

Why not print this scavenger hunt ready for your next park trip, or keep it handy for walks to nursery or for garden catch-ups with friends? To download it, just select the image or click here to get a printable PDF.

If you have a bit of time, why not ask your child to see how many of each object they can spot? Look for lots of different coloured flowers or different types of bird, and get them to create a tally as they go.

PS. If it’s really stormy, you might want to reach for these indoor boredom busters instead.