Are you looking for exciting things to do this spring with the kids? Grab this Spring Scavenger Hunt printables set with four fun outdoor scavenger hunt ideas.
As soon as the fall and winter seasons hit, our calendars become filled with activity. However, coming out of the winter months might feel a little bit slower as we are all frozen from short days and cold months. If you are looking for a few fun activities to do this spring with your family try a spring scavenger hunt! There are multiple ways to go about this. You can do a sprint scavenger hunt list with pictures for younger kids or you can do something fun and ab it more challenging for older kids. These can include fun outdoor riddles children last to solve in order to find the prize upon finishing. Or toss your hands in the area and do a scavenger hunt that is included every spring – hint, it includes little things called eggs.
How to create a spring scavenger hunt
One of the biggest scavenger hunts occurs every spring. In fact, it’s so common most of us don’t recognize it as a scavenger hunt. Spring always brings an Easter Egg Hunt as we scavenge the group for plastic little eggs. Because of this treasure hunt spring tradition, it’s easy to create a scavenger hunt in spring. In fact, if you don’t feel like putting together your own easter egg hunt, you can find one at schools, churches, and community parks most everywhere. It’s convenient and allows us to bring a few spring memories to our kids. If you want to put together your own spring scavenger hunt, then that can be accomplished too.
What are good items for a scavenger hunt?
Items needed for a scavenger hunt are different for each season and theme. A birthday scavenger hunt looks much different than a grocery store scavenger hunt. Common things needed or most scavenger hunts include…
- Clue cards or a checklist
- Bags for collected items
- Pencils, pens, crayons
- Timer (for timed scavenger hunt races)
How do you make a simple scavenger hunt?
It’s easy to put together a scavenger hunt especially when you can easily access printable scavenger hunts. To put together an easy scavenger hunt, set up the following scavenger hunt plan.
- Download and print your scavenger hunt (s) clue cards and or checklists.
- Scout out a location. For a spring scavenger hunt, have a backyard, park, or playground.
- Take a look at your lists. Are all items able to be found? If not cross out items that don’t work or omit the clues that don’t fit your outdoor scavenger hunt setting.
- If this is a scavenger hunt with clues, hide your clues in order. Briefly run through the scavenger hunt to make sure it works.
- With each clue hide fun prizes or one big prize at the end. If it’s a checklist scavenger hunt, hold on to the prizes.
Now that you are ready for a scavenger hunt during spring, take a look at these printable spring scavenger hunt ideas. Grab the printable hunt that is best for your crew.
Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable Set
Are you ready to explore the world around you? There are plenty of ways to enjoy the beautiful spring season. You can take a nature walk, plant a garden, fly a kite, or go on a spring scavenger hunt! We’ve put together a spring scavenger hunt to guide your child as they explore the tiny wonder of the spring season.
What’s included in the printable Spring Scavenger Hunts?
This spring scavenger hunt set lasts a while. Inside the printable Spring Scavenger Hunts are four different adventures you can take. Use them all in one day or weekend or spread out over the season. They are a great addition to a Spring Bucket List for the family! The checklist with both words or pictures makes it perfect for toddlers all the way to elementary age kids. (Don’t worry – If you need something more challenging for teens and older kids, we have more of that below.)
Take a look at everything that is included in this printable spring scavenger hunt set.
Spring Scavenger Hunt Checklist
Grab this set for toddlers or preschoolers who cannot yet read. Better yet, if you have younger kids or kindergartners who are learning to write, as part of the checklist spring scavenger hunt, have them write the word below the image when they find the item. Even if they misspell, they can practice phonics by sounding out the letters.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Checklist
Easter is a major holiday in spring. Grab this Easter Scavenger Hunt checklist as you discover things that have an answer theme. Perhaps with each item that your child finds, hand them an Easter Egg as the prize. This can be filled with Easter candy, small toys, stickers, or even money (older kids will not mind that!) If you are limited on the number of eggs in the Easter Basket, this will make it an even larger challenge as siblings will race in a friendly Easter Egg competition to find the most items on their checklist before their brother or sister. Give younger kids a head start!
Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt for the Neighborhood
This outdoor scavenger hunt includes a list of things you might find in your own backyard or front yard. Take a walk around your environment. Walk down the road, visit a park or a field and see how many things you can check off this neighborhood checklist.
Five Senses Scavenger Hunt for Spring
In this spring nature scavenger hunt worksheet, pay attention to your senses! Using your observation skills, pay attention to what do you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch?
Grab it all! You can get all four of these Spring Scavenger Hunt Worksheets and start your spring adventure today!
More Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Spring is one of the best seasons to get outside. Springtime is the time of year when the ground is thawing and new things are emerging. From baby birds to new plant growth, there is plenty to discover as the first signs of spring. In addition to our spring scavenger hunt set, take a look at these other must-try spring treasure hunt ideas.
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Want an easter themed treasure hunt? This is a really cute Easter Scavenger Hunt that can be used with or without Easter Eggs. These Easter Treasure Hunt riddles will lead your kids both indoors and outdoors. Older kids can participate or set the game up for younger siblings.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
A leprechaun trap is fun but instead of catching the little green man, leave behind a fun St. Patty’s Day Treasure Hunt. Your kids can follow the footsteps of the leprechaun and maybe catch a pot of gold at the end – chocolate coins work great!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Older kids will love this outdoor scavenger hunt. This is great for youth and elementary-age kids who can read. The set includes 20 easy-to-read outdoor scavenger hunt clues that are rhyming riddles. Your kids will uncover these riddles and work to solve the clues and reach the end of the outdoor treasure hunt. Younger kids can work with older kids.
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Emerging readers and preschoolers will love this rainbow scavenger hunt checklist. Perfect for outside or use in the classroom, at home, or in a playroom where there are plenty of bright colors. Have toddlers collect items that match the colors of the rainbow for a seek, find, and gather rainbow treasure hunt.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
While our spring scavenger hunt set includes a neighborhood checklist, teens and older kids might appreciate this Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt full of around-the-block clues. Younger kids can participate with their own neighborhood checklist.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Go on a hike or nature walk with this I Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt. This set includes a cloud viewer, leaf viewer, nature color wheel, and Nature Treasure Hunt Checklist. Check off the items you find or collect them in a brown bag for a keepsake treasure bag. With seasonal changes, this outside scavenger hunt might be different with each use.
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List of Fun Things to Do this Spring
As the plants and animals exit hibernation, so can we. If you are looking for a few fun family activities during spring, we have a huge list.
Spring is a time of new beginnings and exciting changes. One way to celebrate the season is by making a bucket list for spring. To help get your family moving and to help them break out of their (egg)shell, I’ve put together an exciting Spring Activities Bucket List printable to share with you. Pin to Pinterest.
Is spring break upon you? If you are watching the budget, take a look at these Spring Break Staycation Ideas. You don’t need to shell out money to create a fun spring break vacation for the kids! It’s totally possible to have a blast without jet-setting anywhere. Pin to Pinterest.
Do you love the Halloween Tradition of you’ve been booed? If so, carry this tradition to spring. Save this “You’ve Been Egged!” Easter gift idea on someone’s yard this weekend! Read on for the full details so you can start a fun Easter tradition surprise Easter Egg hunt with your family and friends!
Games create laughter, laughter creates endorphins. Seems like a win-win to me, no? If you are looking for a few Spring game ideas, take a look at this huge set of Easter Game Printables.
Instead of catching bugs in a bug jar, make your own lighting bugs out of Easter eggs! These plastic egg crafts are a fun spring craft for little kids. Make bugs, birds in a nest, ants, frogs, and other fun creatures out of Easter Eggs. Pin to Pinterest.
Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your printable Scavenger Hunt Ideas. Did you try any of these Spring activities or make your own DIY treasure hunt? Leave a comment here or on Pinterest!
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