Invite children from toddlers to teens outside on a scavenger hunt this summer with these printable summer scavenger hunt ideas!
Here’s a printable summer scavenger hunt idea for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary school-aged kids, teens, and the young at heart. This summer-themed nature scavenger hunt is a great way to get the kids outside to learn and have fun. You might also enjoy this list of outdoor learning and nature activities for kids.
Children of all ages enjoy going on a scavenger hunt in the summertime, but this summer scavenger hunt printable can be just as fun for grown-ups as it is for kids! Older children and adults might also enjoy searching for the first signs of summer. No matter which you choose, both scavenger hunt ideas are a great way to educate children about the seasonal changes that can be witnessed during the summer months.
Related: Nature Sensory Bin Scavenger Hunt
Printable Summer Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers
Scavenger hunts provide a wonderful learning opportunity for children of all ages, and this simple summer scavenger hunt printable is no exception. Challenge the kids to check off all of the summer-themed items they can find in one day or over the course of the entire summer, and of course, feel free to join in the fun. I always do!
Get the Printable HERE—> Summer Scavenger Hunt
You might also enjoy our signs of summer scavenger hunt for elementary-aged children, teens, and adults. Invite the kids outside to search for the first signs of summer with this fun and educational nature scavenger hunt idea!
How to Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt
- First, head to the Rhythms of Play Learning Center to download our printable summer scavenger hunt for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Get the Printable HERE—> Summer Scavenger Hunt.
- Then, print the scavenger hunt onto cardstock or regular printer paper.
- Next, invite children outside to search for the summer-themed items listed on the printable scavenger hunt. When they spot one of the signs on the printable, put a checkmark in the box next to it.
- Finally, reward children for a job well done once they check off all the items on it. (Psst… A trip to the pool, beach or the ice cream parlor makes a great reward!)
Summer Nature Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Although this printable scavenger hunt was designed for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners, older children and adults will also enjoy checking off the summer-themed items on the list. Of course, you can always invite older children to search for the signs of summer for even more of a challenge.
You will notice that both printables have similar summer-themed items on them, but the pictures on this summer scavenger hunt make it easier for children that have not learned how to read yet, While our signs of summer printable are more challenging for older children and adults. For more ideas, look at these fun outdoor learning activities for kids.
More Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids
- Nature Sensory Bin Scavenger Hunt
- Seasonal Nature Scavenger Hunt Ideas
- Sensory Card Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Bird Scavenger Hunt Ideas (Included in Birding for Kids)
- Signs of Summer Scavenger Hunt
- Search for the Signs of Autumn Fall Scavenger Hunt
- Signs of Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Search for the Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt