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Give your kids the gift of a fun literary experience with our book scavenger hunt. It’s perfect for reluctant and ready readers!

Items You Will Look for with the Book Scavenger Hunt

Your student will read multiple picture and nonfiction books and search for these items:

  • pirates
  • a teddy bear
  • a vehicle
  • food
  • a witch or wizard
  • superheroes
  • a dinosaur
  • the weather
  • friendship
  • a party or celebration
  • an insect
  • space
  • a dog
  • a sport
  • aliens
  • a prince or princess

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

If your student isn’t able to read yet, read the books together!

The reading scavenger hunt also includes a checklist for bonus reads:

  • a poem
  • comic book
  • pop-up book
  • rhyming book
  • a non-fiction book

You can also use the books at the bottom left to challenge your student to read (or look through) six different stories.

Benefits of the Book Scavenger Hunt for Kids

This engaging scavenger hunt is a great reading challenge for summer reading or any time of year. It provides many benefits for your student.

  • Scavenger hunts boost observation skills. As your child looks for objects, she will develop better observation skills.
  • If you use this hunt in a library, it can help your student learn how to navigate the different areas. Where would your student find a book about weather? Where would you student find the picture books?
  • If your students work on the scavenger hunt as a team, it will promote cooperation and social skills development.

Grab Your Free Book Scavenger Hunt

Grab the scavenger hunt by clicking on the image below.

Book Scavenger Hunt

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