Colors of Nature Scavenger Hunt

We're reaching the time of the year when the weather is starting to improve and its good to get our little ones outside if we can to enjoy nature. And for our family, there's no better way to get a bit of fresh air than during playtime! This super fun Color Nature Scavenger Hunt is perfect for sunny days. Preschoolers and toddlers and big kids too, will all have a field day collecting their pieces of nature and matching them to the colors on the printable scavenger hunt sheet. Ready, set, go!

color nature scavenger hunt printable

You can throw together this activity pretty much last minute, you only have to make sure to download our free printable and print it out and you're ready to play. 

There is something about scavenger hunts that makes kids get excited! They love the challenge of finding everything, especially if they are competing with others to find the most things or to complete the scavenger hunt in the shortest time frame.

If you're interested in similar activities, check out our Bug Scavenger Hunt and Nature Scavenger Hunt Autumn edition! You might also like scavenger hunts for each season like our Fall Scavenger Hunt.

Keeping with the color theme you might also like this printable colour scavenger hunt with indoor and outdoor versions (with UK & US spellings)

Color Nature Scavenger Hunt

nature scavenger hunt for kids

The way to go about this activity is super simple. The whole idea is to let your kids run around finding things from nature like leaves, rocks, grass, and other bits and then match it to each color on the printable.

It's very intuitive and kids will be able to learn new words, improve their critical thinking skills as well as their ability to link objects with words. But most of all they will have FUN whilst getting a bit of fresh air!

Here are a few ideas of things they could collect while doing this color scavenger hunt:

  • rocks
  • leaves
  • flowers
  • soil
  • twigs
  • grass

Here are a few ideas of places you could do your color scavenger hunt

  • garden or backyard
  • woods
  • park
  • on a walk
  • or if you cant get outside you could even adapt this scavenger hunt to find items within the house for each color. 

outdoor activity nature scavenger hunts for kids


To download this Color Nature Scavenger Hunt for free click on the link below to be taken to the Messy Little Monster shop. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

colors of nature scavanger hunt printable

We hope you enjoy playing with this colors of nature scavenger hunt! Kids will love it, not just because exploring and discovering hidden gems in nature it's already super fun but also because they will engage all their skills in just one game and at the same time they'll enjoy the sun! A win-win if you ask me!

color activity for kids - nature scavnger hunt.

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