Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Keep the kids busy with this fun outdoor scavenger hunt! All you need to set up this backyard scavenger hunt for kids is to download and print out the scavenger hunt, grab some markers and a clipboard and head outdoors. Scroll down to grab your printable outdoor scavenger hunt and let the fun begin!

Backyard scavenger hunt

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Scavenger hunts are always fun for kids. Whether hunting alone or racing against family or friends to see who can find all the items first the kids are sure to have fun.

Here are some more of our printable scavenger hunts for kids to enjoy: 

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Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt 

We have included two versions of our outdoor scavenger hunt. A backyard scavenger hunt (for our US readers) and a garden scavenger hunt (for our UK readers). Both scavenger hunts have the same items on them, the only difference is the spelling of some of the words.

outdoor scavenger hunt

Backyard scavenger hunt supplies: 

  • Printable scavenger hunt
  • Clipboard 
  • Markers

Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt directions:

STEP 1: Prepare scavenger hunt

To prepare the scavenger hunt for your kids print out a copy of the scavenger hunt, one per child and then secure the hunt to a clipboard (or find another hard surface for your child to lean on).

Go through the scavenger hunt list together to make sure your child knows what they are looking for and grab some pencils or markers. 

STEP 2: Get Hunting!

Now it's time to head outdoors and go hunting for all of the items on the outdoor scavenger hunt printable list.  Colour in the images of each item as you see them.

Outdoor scavenger hunt list

The items included in this printable outdoor scavenger hunt are:

  1. Butterfly
  2. Flower
  3. Leaf (bonus point if you can find one that has been munched on!)
  4. Snail
  5. Flowerpot
  6. Ladybird (ladybug)
  7. Watering can 
  8. Cloud
  9. Twig
  10. Bee
  11. Ant
  12. Stone 
  13. Worm
  14. Grass 

There are also suggestions to listen to the birds singing and to find something soft, hard, spiky, shiny, round and smelly!

This scavenger hunt is great for kids of all ages. Younger children can use the pictures to help them and older children can read the directions.

outdoor scavenger hunt for kids


To download this backyard scavenger hunt 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.

printable pdf outdoor scavenger hunt

We hope that you and the kids have lots of fun as you head outdoors with this printable outdoor scavenger hunt. Enjoy!

Printable outdoor scavenger hunt for kids.

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