Nature Scavenger Hunt Collection
Get Outside!

A nature scavenger hunt is a fun way to get your child or group excited to explore the outdoors.  It can be done in a backyard, at the local park, on the beach, in a schoolyard, or on a family road trip.  They even make fun outdoor camp games.

Whatever your need, these nature games will help to spark ideas for fun activities with your kids.  Simply pick the one you like and tweak it for your particular group and outdoor/nature setting.

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Camping Games
A must for your next weekend trip. 

Camping Scavenger Hunt
Another great camping activity to orient your family or group to the campsite and campground. 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Looking to build awareness of the outdoors? This nature hunt will do the trick. 

Beach Scavenger Hunt
Heading to the sand? Take a beach scavenger hunt along for some beachcombing fun. 

Beach Activity
This fun beach activity is also a must to bring along. 

Hiking Activities
Encourage your hikers to become sleuths in the woods. 

Nature Scavenger Hunt List
Includes Sounds of Nature, Touch of Nature Hunt and Signs of Nature Hunt Ideas

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt List
Includes a list of both natural and un-natural items

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
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Hiking Scavenger Hunt
Camping Scavenger Hunt
Five Senses Scavenger Hunt
Beach Scavenger Hunt
Garden Scavenger Hunt


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More Nature Scavenger Hunts

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Items
A great outdoor hunt arranged by the letters of the alphabet. 

Nature in the City
Go on an urban nature walk and take a closer look at the city around you. 

Garden Activity
Fun garden games for your backyard garden. 

Farmers Market Game
Bring this fun activity along next time you check out the organic produce at your local farmer's market.

Around the Farm Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy a trip to your local farm with these fun farm activities for kids!

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt
Spring is in the air! Have fun identifying springtime objects with this one!

Winter Scavenger Hunt
A fun winter activity to encourage exploration and fun in the snow and the cold!

Check out this list of fun outdoor activities to do with your family or group as well - either before or after your hunt!

And remember - never stop exploring the great outdoors with your children. This is a special planet that we call home - and the more hands-on activities you do with your kids in nature, the more you will cultivate their sense of wonder for the world around them.

Seasons Scavenger Hunt 
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Spring Scavenger Hunt
Summer Scavenger Hunt
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Winter Scavenger Hunt
Word Search Puzzles


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Other Fun Outdoor Ideas

Healthy Picnics are a great way to get your family or group outside and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon while on your scavenger hunt. Here you will find healthy sandwich, salad and snack recipes for your next picnic or hike. Also included are kids games and ideas for hiking with children. 

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