If you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied while getting some fresh air and still maintaining social distancing and limiting outdoor activity, these nature scavenger hunt ideas for kids should help you out. I’ve included different nature scavenger hunt ideas including colors, shapes, sounds, insects, and even a blank copy for you to fill in with whatever you’d like. These hunts are not only great for nature walks, but they can be used in your own garden or even while looking out from a balcony. You can click on any of the links below the images for the printable PDF copy of the hunts to take with you on your next outdoor adventure, however near or far that might be. Stay safe everyone!
Nature scavenger hunt ideas for kids
Nature scavenger hunt: colors
This is a good option for kids just learning their colors, such as toddlers and preschoolers. I’ve included the names of the colors as well as the actual color in each box so this can be printed in black and white if needed.
Nature scavenger hunt: shapes
This is a good option for preschoolers and early grade schoolers. If you need to be creative to find some of the shapes, we found looking for shapes in the clouds or patterns made in the leaves worked well.
Nature scavenger hunt: sounds
This is a good option for any age group, and also encourages kids to be quiet and listen (always a good thing!)
Nature scavenger hunt: insects
This is a another good option for any age group, and should be fun for kids who really enjoy hunting for bugs.
Nature scavenger hunt: blank copy
I’ve included this blank option so you can create your own nature scavenger hunt and adapt it to your surroundings. Everyone lives in different places and obviously not everyone is able to venture very far right now so hopefully this can be filled in with whatever nature you might be able to find in your current location.