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Explore the great outdoors and enjoy an easy nature study activity with our free Bug Scavenger Hunt printable.

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

Items You Will Look for with the Bug Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Your student will search the garden, forest, or backyard for bugs, insects, and all kinds of creepy crawlies!

  • Caterpillar
  • Dragonfly
  • Stink Bug
  • Pillbug
  • Crane Fly
  • Butterfly
  • Beetle
  • Wasp
  • Ladybug
  • Fly
  • Bee
  • Spider
  • Slug
  • Worm
  • Moth
  • Ant
  • Snail

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

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

Benefits of the Bugs Scavenger Hunt

This bug and insect scavenger hunt is great as a go-along with your insects theme. It provides many benefits for your student.

  • Scavenger hunts boost observation skills. As your child looks for objects, he 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 (see the dragonfly zipping through the air; listen for a grasshopper, cricket, or cicada; touch the slimy worm; smell the stink bug, etc.)
  • If you work on the scavenger hunt as a team, it will promote cooperation and social skills development.

Additionally, the Make it! activity will increase creative and critical thinking skills as your child has to determine how to make a bug hotel.

Grab Your Free Bug Scavenger Hunt Printable

Grab the free printable scavenger hunt by clicking on the image below.

Bug Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

More Insect Themed Resources for Your Students

We have gobs and gobs of bug and insect themed printables and resources for your students. Try some of these: