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Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to go outside, but this Backyard Scavenger Hunt might be just the motivation they need. Challenge your kids to find and color the items on the list.

If you would like to browse all of our printable scavenger hunts, try our Scavenger Hunts for Kids page.

Items Your Kids Will Look for with the Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Your student will search the backyard for these items:

  • Butterfly
  • Flower
  • Leaf
  • Snail
  • Flowerpot
  • Ladybug
  • Watering Can
  • Cloud
  • Twig
  • Bee
  • Ant
  • Stone
  • Worm
  • Grass

As your student locates each item, have her color it on the printable page provided.

The scavenger hunt also challenges your student to find these bonus items:

  • Something Soft
  • Something Hard
  • Something Spiky
  • Something Shiny
  • Something Round
  • Something Smelly

For extra fun, give your student a magnifying glass and allow her to carefully examine the items as she finds them.

Benefits of the Backyard Scavenger Hunt

This outdoor scavenger encourages kids to get outside and spend time in nature. It also provides these benefits:

  • Scavenger hunts boost observation skills. As your child looks for objects, she will develop better observation skills.
  • Scavenger hunts require movements; this promotes gross motor development.
  • A scavenger hunt can provide safe sensory input for your student (listen to birds singing, touch a slimy snail, and listen to a breeze blowing the grass).
  • If you work on the scavenger hunt as a team, it will promote cooperation and social skills development.

Additionally, the bonus items will increase creative and critical thinking skills as your child has to determine what is spiky, what is smelly, what is soft, etc.

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