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Spring is a wonderful time to get outside for a bit of nature study. Use our free spring scavenger hunt printable to encourage your kids to take a deeper look at the beauty of simple things and new life.

If you would like to browse all of our printable scavenger hunt ideas, try our Scavenger Hunts for Kids page. You’ll find even more outdoor scavenger hunts for your children.

Items You Will Look for with the Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt

Your student will search outside for these nature based items:

  • caterpillar
  • daffodil
  • pillbug
  • dandelion
  • snail
  • frogspawn
  • duckling
  • new shoots
  • rainbow
  • blossom
  • hatched egg
  • dewy grass
  • nest
  • fungi
  • bee

As your student locates each item, have her color it on the printable page provided. Alternatively, you could pop the page into a page protector and use a dry erase marker to mark the items as they are found. Then your student can use and reuse the page on future scavenger hunts.

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

Benefits of the Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable

This spring nature scavenger hunt is great as a go-along with your spring 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 (feel the dewy grass, smell the spring flowers, hear the bee buzzing or the frog croaking, etc.)
  • If you work on the scavenger hunt as a team, it will promote cooperation and social skills development.

Additionally, the bonus items will increase observation skills as your child looks for a hidden world under a rock. What will your student find?

Grab Your Free Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable

Grab the scavenger hunt by clicking on the image below.

More Spring Themed Resources for Your Students

Are you looking for more spring activities? Try these ideas:

Happy Spring!