Are you ready for an EPIC list of kids scavenger hunt possibilities? Whether you are looking for a fun boredom buster idea, a way to get the kids outside, or something active to do when you are stuck inside, there is a fun scavenger hunts for kids on this list that is perfect for every occasion! In fact, we have over 75 free scavenger hunt ideas for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.
Scavenger Hunts for Kids
Get ready for year round fun with this HUGE list of Scavenger Hunts for Kids. Each of these free printable scavenger hunt ideas allow your children to explore outside, inside, celebrate the seasons and nature, as well some fun indoor hunts which are perfect for those days when the kids need to do something active but you can’t go outside. There are lots and lots of super fun scavenger hunts to celebrate all the holidays, and they are perfect to keep the kids entertained while the adults prepare for the celebrations. And don’t forget scavenger hunts are a great learning tool too, and just lots and lots of fun for kids of all ages – toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.
A scavenger hunt is a great family activity, bigger kids can help little ones, and everyone can have fun together. As an added bonus a scavenger hunt offers so many opportunities for learning. Scavenger hunts are great for language and literacy learning, but they also encourage lots of scientific thinking, problem solving, and math skills, as well as working on skills such as team work and co-operation.
So grab your family, pick one of the fun ideas from this list of 75 scavenger hunt ideas for kids and get busy hunting!
Outside Scavenger Hunts for Kids
- Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables from Real Life At Home.
Enjoy the outdoors while hunting for lots of fun things with these free printable.
- Zoo Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Try this fun scavenger hunt the next time you visit the zoo.
- Garden Scavenger Hunt from Faith and Good Works.
Discover nature in the garden with this fun hunt.
- Backyard Bird Scavenger Hunt from Inspiration Laboratories.
How many of these birds can you find in your backyard, or the local park?
- Neighborhood Walk Scavenger Hunts from Coffee and Carpool.
These scavenger hunts are sure to get everyone out for a family walk.
- Printable Stargazing Scavenger Hunt from Real Life at Home.
Learn how to identify the stars with this fabulous night sky scavenger hunt.
- Farm Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Darcy Brian.
Take this free printable with you the next time you visit the farm.
- Camping Scavenger Hunt from The Gingerbread House.
This is a great simple activity to do with the kids on your next camping trip.
- Find and Draw Scavenger Hunts from Projects with Kids.
These five printable scavenger hunts will get the kids drawing as well as searching for items!
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Crafts on Sea.
These scavenger hunts are a quick and easy way to encourage the kids to go outside.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt from Super God not Super Mom.
This hunt is made in a Bingo style so you can race to get a bingo or you can try to collect them all.
- Color Walk Scavenger Hunt from Buggy and Buddy.
Print this scavenger hunt and go for a color walk around your neighborhood.
- Bug Scavenger Hunt from Messy Little Monster.
Have fun searching for mini beasts with this fabulous printable scavenger hunt.
- Printable Beach Scavenger Hunt from Year Round Homeschooling.
This is the perfect activity to do on your next beach trip.
Indoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids
- Printable Indoor Family Night Scavenger Hunt Cards from Look We’re Learning.
This is a super fun family night activity that everyone will love.
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool for Me.
Get the kids moving, even if you are stuck indoors, with these free printable scavenger hunts.
- Library Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool for Me.
This is such a fun way to help kids learn to navigate the library.
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Organized 31.
Keep everyone happily occupied when you are stuck inside for the day.
- Free Shapes Scavenger Hunt Printables from Rock Your Homeschool.
How many shapes can you find at your house?
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Nurture Store.
This printable scavenger hunt is a great way to keep active indoors.
- Fun Video Call Scavenger Hunt from Darcy and Brian.
This is a great idea for a bit of fun during video calls with family or classmates.
- Zoom Scavenger Hunt from Crafts on Sea.
This is another supper fun video chat based scavenger hunt.
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Edventures with Kids.
This is a great indoor activity with a sneaky math twist!
- Fun At Home Scavenger Hunt from Attachment Mummy.
Add some excitement to a da stuck at home with this fun indoor hunt.
- Printable Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Maple Planner.
How many of these items can you find?
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Crayons and Cravings.
This is a fun indoor activity where you have to find lots of household items.
Seasonal Scavenger Hunts
- Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Sneak in some science while you look for different types of trees for this scavenger hunt.
- Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Get outdoors and explore nature with these fun, free printable Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables.
- Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt from Kid Activities Blog.
This scavenger hunt encourages children to observe nature and the changing seasons while having fun outside.
- Fall Scavenger Hunt from Organized 31.
This fall scavenger hunt is the perfect way to get everyone outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
- Winter Scavenger Hunt from Kiddy Charts
You can color in this fun scavenger hunt when you find each wintry item.
- Winter Scavenger Hunt Printable from The Lady Bird’s Adventures.
There are lots of things to find on this winter hunt, even if it doesn’t snow where you live.
- Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Teaching Mama.
This scavenger hunt is a great way to spend a little time outside during winter.
- Spring Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
The kids will enjoy walking around the neighborhood, looking for spring themed items, doing this free printable Spring Scavenger Hunt.
- Printable Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids from The Purposeful Nest.
This scavenger hunt is the perfect thing to take along on your next nature study.
- Spring Scavenger Hunt BINGO from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games.
This spring scavenger hunt is extra fun with a bingo page included.
- Printable Summer Scavenger Hunts from Crafts By Amanda.
There is a road trip, beach and camping themed scavenger hunt in this summer set.
- Summer Woodlands Scavenger Hunt from Blissful Domestication.
See if you can find all these woodland creatures and items.
- Summer Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
This printable summer scavenger hunt for kids is all about searching for summery items.
- Summer Outdoor Scavenger Hunt from Views from a Step Stool.
This summer themed hunt is perfect to do in your backyard.
Holiday Scavenger Hunts for Kids
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt from Pintsized Treasures.
These two Valentines themed scavenger hunt printables are a fun way to celebrate.
- Printable Community Easter Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This scavenger hunt is a great way to bring the neighborhood together for Easter.
- Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt from Crafts By Amanda.
Use this free printable to make an easy Easter basket hunt.
- Easter Scavenger Hunt for Families from Childhood 101.
This is a great activity to keep the kids busy while you organize Easter celebrations.
- Fourth of July Printable Scavenger Huntf rom Kid Activities Blog.
This scavenger hunt is perfect to do while you’re waiting for the Independence Day fireworks to start
- Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Crafts on Sea.
This is a super fun activity for a fourth of July family celebration.
- Red, White & Blue Scavenger Hunt from Edventures with Kids.
Get the whole family hunting for these fun fourth of July items.
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt from Organized 31
Play this Halloween scavenger hunt while going trick or treating with your kids.
- Halloween Scavenger Huntfor Kids from Edventures with Kids.
This is a great activity to do in the lead up to Halloween and is also a
fun idea a Halloween party too.
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt from Gift of Curiosity.
You can do this while taking a daytime walk about the neighborhood or while trick-or-treating at night.
- Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt from Edventures with Kids.
Whether you’re watching the parade at home or going to see one live, this is the perfect Thanksgiving activity.
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt from Confessions of Parenting.
This is a great activity to bring the whole family together.
- Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt from Our Family Code
Driving around looking for Christmas lights on this scavenger hunt sounds like so much fun!
- Christmas Story Scavenger Hunt for Kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This scavenger hunt is a fun Christmas activity with a focus on the story of Jesus.
- Free Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt from Rock Your Homeschool
This is such a fun activity to do while decorating the Christmas tree.
- Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Hands On As We Grow.
Get in the Christmas spirit with this fun, low prep, flashlight scavenger hunt!
- Free Christmas Scavenger Hunts from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
There are three different printable Christmas scavenger hunts in this set so you are sure to find one for everyone to enjoy.
- Christmas Scavenger Hunts from Year Round Homeschooling.
There are three fun scavenger hunts in this set, and the Christmas selfie hunt is my favourite!
- New Years Eve Scavenger Hunt from Buggy and Buddy.
Everyone will have fun trying to spot these items at home or on the television on New Year’s Eve!
Scavenger Hunt ideas for kids
- Free Shape Flashcards Scavenger Hunt from Preschool Play and Learn.
Kids will have fun practicing preschool shapes with this clever shape flashcards scavenger hunt idea!
- Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Make grocery shopping fun, and sneak in some learning, with these free printable scavenger hunts.
- Dr. Seuss Books Scavenger Hunt from Organized 31.
Try one of these scavenger hunts that match your favorite Dr Seuss books.
- Sneaky Kindness Scavenger Hunt from Coffee and Carpool
This is such a fun and lovely way to encourage kids to be kind and thoughtful.
- Grammar Activity for Kids: Going on a Noun Hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Reinforce learning about nouns with this fun, free printable noun hunt activity.
- Magnetic Scavenger Hunt from Inspiration Laboratories.
Grab a magnet and start hunting for things that are magnetic!
- DIY Photo Scavenger Hunt from Moneywise Moms.
You could do this inside or outside and it’s perfect for bigger kids as well as younger ones.
- Number Scavenger Hunt Printable from Rock Your Homeschool
These number scavenger hunts are a fun way to practice number recognition and math skills.
- Scavenger Hunt Lists in Spanish, English & French from Bilingual Kidspot.
This is a great resource for bilingual kids or kids learning a language other than english.
- Scavenger Hunts for Kids in Chinese, Korean, and English from Chalk Academy
This is another great set of bilingual scavenger hunts for kids.
- Color Scavenger Hunt from Teach Beside Me.
There is a great printable color viewer that goes with this great scavenger hunt.
- Dinosaur Beginning Sound Scavenger Hunt from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
This is such a fun way to practice beginner letter sounds.
- Emotions Scavenger Hunt from Mosswood Connections
This emotions scavenger hunt is a great way to build emotional awareness and social skills.
- Under the Sea Aquarium Scavenger Hunt from Edventures with Kids.
This clever scavenger hunt can be done be done online, with an ocean story book or on a visit to an aquarium
- Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from Childhood 101.
This is such a fun and hands-on learning activity.
- Pet Store Scavenger Hunt from Loving Homeschool
This is such a fun idea for a trip to the store!
State Symbol Scavenger Hunts
- USA State Bird Scavenger Hunt Printables for Kids
- USA State Animal Scavenger Hunt Printables
- State Flowers Printable Scavenger Hunt for Kids
There is a scavenger hunt idea on this list for every season, holiday and place you visit! You’ll be busy all year long hunting for all these things!
Fun Summer Activities
Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:
- Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
- 2 ingredient Easy Slime Recipe
- DIY Lava Lamp
- Pop Rock Science Experiment
- Grow Your Own Crystals
- Water Balloon Density Experiment
- Amazing Bubble Painting
- Grass Head Craft for Kids
- Bleeding Tissue Paper Fireworks Craft
- Beautiful Flower Suncatcher Craft
- 30 Fun June Crafts for Kids
- Lego DIY Zipline
- Exploding Watermelon Science Experiment
- Sidewalk Chalk Recipe