Cute Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

Are you looking for a fun and engaging activity to do with your kids this spring? Look no further than a spring scavenger hunt! This outdoor adventure is perfect for getting kids excited about nature and the changing seasons. Plus, it’s easy to plan and customize based on your child’s age and abilities.

To help you get started, I’ve put together a list of 20+ items to include in your own spring scavenger hunt as well as a pre made printable scavenger hunt list as well with two different difficulty levels.

pretty nature spring scavenger hunt printable for kids

Why Host a Spring Scavenger Hunt?

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore nature. The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and animals are coming out of hibernation. And if you live somewhere that gets cold or snows during winter, all the color is super exciting!

I personally *love* scavenger hunts as they encourage kids to hike and explore a bit more than they normally would.

How to Plan Your Spring Scavenger Hunt

  1. Choose a location: Start by picking a location for your scavenger hunt. It could be in your backyard, a park, or even a nature trail. These scavenger hunt printables I made work for any of them.
  2. If Making Your Own, Determine the Number of Items: Decide how many items you want to include on your list. I recommend anywhere from 10-20 items depending on the age and abilities of your child.
  3. Create Your List: Get creative with the items on your list! You can include things like different types of flowers, insects, or even natural landmarks. If we’re somewhere different than normal, I love including native wildlife/plants.
  4. Prepare Materials: Gather any necessary materials such as pencils, clipboards and cameras (this can also be a photo challenge!)
  5. Print out the checklist: Use your own list or the free ones provided below and get exploring!
spring scavenger hunt

20 Items to Look for in a Spring Scavenger Hunt

Some of these are easier, some will require more work… if you are making your own spring scavenger hunt, just pick and choose what you would like to include!

  1. A Blooming Flower
  2. Evergreen Tree (tree that didn’t lose its leaves!)
  3. Bird Nest
  4. Ladybug
  5. Caterpillar
  6. Dandelion
  7. Mud Puddle
  8. Mossy Rock
  9. Worm
  10. Watering Can
  11. Clover
  12. Animal tracks in the mud
  13. Rainbow
  14. Rainy Clouds/Grey Clouds
  15. Dog Going on a Walk
  16. Squirrel
  17. Butterfly
  18. Bright green leaf
  19. Bee on a Flower
  20. Animal Hole/Burrow
  21. Spiderweb
  22. Mushroom
  23. Pinecone
  24. Evergreen Tree
  25. Twig
  26. Bare Tree

Download Your Spring Scavenger Hunts

I hope these inspire you to get outside and have some fun with the kids! I made a long and short version of the scavenger hunts so they could be used for different age groups. Enjoy!

Download PDF

pretty nature spring scavenger hunt printable for kids

More Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Now that you have your list of items, go out and have fun exploring nature with your child! Don’t forget to use our printable spring scavenger hunt checklist to keep track of all the cool things you find!

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