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Summer Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Need something to keep the kids busy during the summer? These summer scavenger hunts for children are perfect for giving them something to do.

I have two free printable scavenger hunts for children to do outdoors – one is a nature scavenger hunt and the other is a summer scavenger hunt.

Summer scavenger hunts for kids

These are tried and tested on my own kids, who have had so much fun doing them!

It’s perfect for easy summer fun for your little ones.

These summer scavenger hunts are perfect for doing when you have run out of ideas for what to do while the kids are at home or on vacation.

My beach scavenger hunt is ideal if you have taken a day trip to a beach, or are going away. Just print off as many copies as you need and pack it in your suitcase.

Two summer scavenger hunt printables

I’ve created two free summer printable scavenger hunts for you to enjoy – one is a beach scavenger hunts with items you will typically see on a trip to the ocean.

summer beach scavenger hunt for kids

The other is a summer nature scavenger hunt. This one can be done in your backyard or at a local park.

What’s great about both is they encourage your kids to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and fine weather of the summer months.

summer nature scavenger hunt

I hope your kids will love these just as much as mine have.

How to do a scavenger hunt

If you’ve never done a scavenger hunt with your kids before then don’t worry, it’s easy!

Print off your free challenge sheets from this article and then head outside with a pen.

You can work with your child or challenge them to work independently to find all of the items on the scavenger hunt list.

Alternatively if you have more than one child then challenge them to see who can find all of the items the fastest.

With the beach scavenger hunt you may find you need to wait for all of the items to be revealed – such as the boat as there may not be one within your view when you start the hunt.

Download your scavenger hunt

To download your scavenger hunts in PDF format simply pop your details in the form below and you will get your free copy:

If you are looking for more summer activities then check out my free summer activities for kids, featuring more fun printables!

Vicky Smith is a mother of two daughters and a journalist. She has been writing and vlogging about parenting for over five years.