It’s summertime, and that means finding plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. From bird watching from the comfort of your own home to exploring the backyard, we’ve rounded up plenty of free printable scavenger hunt ideas that will have your little explorers discovering in no time.
Sketching Scavenger Hunt
Not only will your kids be on the lookout for things they find outside, but this fun scavenger hunt from Buggy and Buddy has a twist—players have to draw what they see, too. It'll get some art into your day, plus, it'll make the hunt last longer! Grab the printable here.
After Dark Scavenger Hunt
The days are getting longer, which means there are more opportunities to be outside. We love these clever after-dark scavenger hunt ideas spotted over at Dating Divas.
Insect Scavenger Hunt
This is the time to get outside before summer really sets in. This insect scavenger hunt will take you outdoors, but it'll also help kids move past the "ick" factor of bugs for kids. Grab the tutorial and the free printable from Better Lesson.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
No need to travel far with this fun printable. The backyard scavenger hunt takes kids on an adventure finding nature's jewels within the comfort of your own yard. Head to Hey, Let's Make Stuff to download for free!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
If you can't leave the house, it's time for an indoor scavenger hunt! Send the kiddos on a search for household items and hopefully keep them busy for at least 20 minutes. Head to Organized 31 to download the free version with four different versions.
Find a Bird!
This one's perfect for the birdwatcher but works just as well right from the window. Click here to download our birdwatching printable.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
The Savvy Sparrow has you covered with two neighborhood scavenger hunts: one for kids and the other for tweens and teens! Explore your neighborhood with fresh eye with these easy and free printables. Head to The Savvy Sparrow to download.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Pretty much the only thing you need to do is print out this adorable indoor scavenger hunt from The Pragmatic Parent and give the kiddos a crayon! The two-page printable can be laminated to use over and over is great for kids four to ten. Click here to download it for free.
Pantry Scavenger Hunt
Trying to keep the kiddos busy while you're trying to cook or just want to keep them busy period? Try this list of items to search for in your own pantry and click here to download our pantry essentials scavenger hunt.
––Amber Guetebier & Karly Wood
Feature photo: James Timothy Peters via Pixabay