Outdoor Scavenger Hunt List

A fun, hands-on outdoor scavenger hunt list is a must to bring along on any outdoor adventure. Scavenger hunt items on the list can have a natural theme, an un-natural theme or be a combination of the two. Below are some items to consider adding to your outdoor hunt.

Objects from nature to add to your outdoor hunt list

  • A butterfly
  • A pinecone
  • An earthworm
  • A bumblebee
  • A bunch of grapes growing on the vine
  • A bird nest
  • Something fuzzy
  • A feather
  • A heart shaped rock
  • An acorn
  • An orange flower
  • A piece of interesting bark
  • A ladybug
  • A fossil 
  • A very large tree root 
  • A cloud shaped like an animal 
  • An animal track - what animal do you think made this track? 
  • A seed 
  • A very tiny leaf and a very large leaf
  • A nicely sized puddle to stomp around in
  • An ant hill
  • A thorn
  • The song of two different birds
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If you are looking for a pre-made list, check out this nature scavenger hunt to create awareness.

And for more ideas to add to your list check out these outdoor scavenger hunt clues.

Unnatural items for your outdoor scavenger hunt list

  • A piece of litter
  • A baseball
  • A sports visor
  • A trail sign or marker
  • A bridge over a stream
  • An umbrella
  • A garden tomato cage
  • A uniquely painted mailbox
  • Something sharp
  • A garden gnome
  • A pair of sunglasses
  • A set of wind chimes
  • A bird house made by a human
  • A purple car
  • A red wagon
  • A basketball hoop
  • A garden hose
  • A footprint that is larger than your own footprint
  • A piece of seaglass
  • A penny 
  • A sound made by something that is un-natural

If you are seeking to explore the natural world in an un-natural environment, check out this nature in the city hunt.

Short on time? The collection of printable outdoor hunts below are pre-made and ready to go! 

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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Other related outdoor scavenger hunts:

Nature Scavenger Hunt List
Camping Games
Hiking Activities
Beach Scavenger Hunt
Zoo Scavenger Hunt

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