Looking for a fun outdoor scavenger hunt for kids? We’ve got you covered! Enjoy these 20 Outdoor Scavenger Hunt clue cards with cute, easy rhyming riddles to solve. Have good time with your family and friends solving these outdoor treasure hunt rhyming clues while at home, outside in nature.
The weather is sunny and it’s time to get outside for some fun family activities! Looking for an exciting activity that both kids and adults can enjoy? An outdoor scavenger hunt for kids is the perfect solution! This type of hunt is perfect to get kids outside for a nice weekend day.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered with this helpful guide on how to set up your outdoor scavenger hunt.
With printable backyard outdoor scavenger hunt clues, all you have to do is click, download, print, and place the kids’ riddles around the yard! This kid’s activity is instant fun with little prep!
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
First, let’s talk about the benefits of outdoor games. I mean truthfully, we could stop at the first benefit – it’s fun! But there are other reasons to get outside and get activity with the kids. This outdoor treasure hunt introduces cardiovascular activity getting that heart pumping. Of course the benefits of cardiovascular activity are the release of endorphins. Additionally, the sun is perfect for Vitamin D which also plays a big part in controlling the level of serotonin in your body.
This all becomes a no brainer! Outdoor Scavenger Hunt –> Fun + Vitamin D + Endorphins + Serotonin = Instant Mood Boost
Now that we all agree, outdoor play is important, let’s talk about what comes with this fun outdoor game. This set includes 20 Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Clues. With 20 creative rhyming cards, it’s easy to pick clues that work best for your yard.
What are some good scavenger hunt clues?
These outdoor scavenger hunt riddles are done for you. They are adorable clues that take children high, low, forward and back. Clues can be uncovered in the back yard, front yard and on various outdoor lawn and garden items.
A few outside treasure hunt clues include:
Fill me up with seeds and hang me up high. I will bring winged visitors down from the sky.
This scavenger hunt clue can be easily seen. You can find it in an area where the grass is green!
To the tallest tree here, you should go. You’ll soon have a clue if you search high and low.
When it’s time for cooking for outdoor eating, the flames put out can such a heating.
Scavenger Hunt rhymes and answers are included with your purchase. The answers to these backyard treasure hunt clues include locations that are common like:
- Chair or bench
- Bird Feeder
- Garbage can
- Water garden hose
Want the mystery hunt to last a long time? Use all of the clues. Prefer a shorter hunt for younger kids? Just use a few clue cards. If you have a clue that doesn’t fit your home, leave that treasure clue card out of the hunt. You choose the orders of the clue cards, so one left off the game really isn’t noticeable.
Try a buddy system too. For this game, toddlers can be helped by teens. A fun way to bond is to pair young kids with older kids. this might be for a little help but the hunt is quite easy and it will be really cool to see the young kiddos excited over their correct guess and answer!
How to you make an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt?
What makes this outdoor game the best is it requires little prep. You could be sitting down on the couch and say “I feel like an outdoor activity for the kids” and all of a sudden have the game downloaded, printed, cut and prepped in 15 minutes time.
What you’ll need:
- Printable backyard outdoor scavenger hunt clues (download below)
- The answers & clues page to help with harder clues or organize yourself
- A pen or pencil
- Prizes or snacks, optional
Its’ easy to set up scavenger hunt clues for kids.
How to set it up:
- Print out the outdoor scavenger hunt clues.
- Read through the clues and choose the ones that you want to use.
- Using tape, tacks, or place the cards around the yard.
- Make sure you mark which card you used on the clues & answers sheet.
- Set up a yummy treat or activity for the last clue.
- It’s time to unleash the players!
Once you’re done setting up the kids scavenger hunt, it’s time to give the first clue to start the hunt!
The participants will work together to find all of the scavenger hunt items and return to you with the completed list wins the game.
With an at home scavenger hunt it’s less likely the kids will get stuck on a clue, making it a great option for families with younger kids or for a kids’ activity during a backyard birthday party.
People of all ages can get in on the activity. You can even have the entire block get in on the fun by transferring this into a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Printable
So you’re ready to unleash the activity, release the good brain juices and create good memories outside. It’s time to print.
What you get with purchase:
- 20 Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Kids PDF Instant Download
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Riddles Answer Key
All files are 8.5″x 11″ and meant to be printed and trimmed yourself. These files are yours to keep and print as many times as you like for personal use.
Download the outdoor scavenger hunt today!
Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Tips
Whether you’re looking for ideas for an indoor scavenger hunt or outdoor scavenger hunt, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some fun ideas to make the game even more challenging and enjoyable:
- Give each player a clue that they are in charge of so the kids can take turns leading the family.
- Hide a special bonus item for the players to find and return to you for a prize.
- If players get stuck on a clue, they can ask the host for help, but they cannot show them the card.
- Time each player and see who can complete the scavenger hunt in the shortest amount of time.
- Award bonus points for creative scavenger hunt finds.
- Pick a theme and have everyone dress up like spies or in their silliest summer beach outfit – the ideas for funny outfits are endless!
No matter how you decide to play, an outdoor scavenger hunt is always a blast! Get outside this spring and summer with exciting activities that are easy to pull together for any occasion.
Open the door, get outdoors and explore. But before you do, be sure to download our printable backyard outdoor scavenger hunt clues for your next family activity.
More Outdoor Fun
Want more outdoor fun? Now that we know Vitamin D, serotonin, and endorphins are all winners when it comes to outdoor play, it’s time for more kids activities you can do outside. Make sure and check out our other outdoor games!
Want to have neighborhood fun? Take a look at these Backyard Games perfect for friends, family, or even to play at the park! Pin to Pinterest.
Visit more scavenger hunt lists and ideas for kids for a type of scavenger hunt for every season! These include indoor scavenger hunt riddles, nature scavenger hunts, photo scavenger hunts and scavenger hunts for every holiday! Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on September 6, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living