Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable

We have a FREE downloadable Nature Scavenger Hunt printable that has been hugely popular over the years. I wanted to share this fun activity with you again today!

Every spring, as the weather became nicer and nicer we spent more and more time outdoors. We did this scavenger hunt for years. I know we’re not alone because this printable has gotten well over 75,000 downloads since I first made it years ago!! At the time, my blog was under the umbrella so we had pretty wide reach! 🙂

We found a lot of cool critters that very first year we did it:

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Photo

I shared this many years ago (my girls are now 14 and 16 years old, but aren’t they cute in the pics below?!! Yes, Mom bias showing through!). Here’s what I wrote back then:

Spring has finally arrived here, so it’s  time to boot the kids outside for our annual Nature Scavenger Hunt! There are so many great reasons for going outside this time of year!

Nature Scavenger Hunt - something scented


You can download a copy of our Nature Scavenger Hunt by clicking on the link or the picture below.  It’s free to download. 🙂 Enjoy! ~Liesl

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Scavenger Hunt Click here to save this Nature Scavenger Hunt on Pinterest!

Nature Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Here are some other Scavenger Hunts I’ve made for the kids:

  • Photo Hunt — One year, I sent the kids out with cameras and had them take pictures of everything from a fence and stump, to another person’s hand and a flock of birds. You can download the Photo Scavenger Hunt by clicking on the link or photo below. It is free to download as well:


  • I made another Second Nature Scavenger Hunt that is a bit more challenging for the kids one year.  They spent close to three hours hunting for the creatures on this list… This second scavenger hunt is probably best near a creek/pond. We have one that runs through the back of our yard, so I had the kids try to find algae, a frog, toad or lizard, etc.


We really love going out this time of year! What about you?!

Nature Scavenger Hunt - White Flower Photo

Don’t miss our latest Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes! The kids were SUPER excited about this!!

Outdoor Treasure Hunt - printable

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You might also enjoy these posts and resources:

FREE - Living Nonliving Unit - Cards Worksheets Notebook PagesIf your kids love animals & nature as much as mine, you might also be interested in our Big Animal BUNDLE: More details about the Big Animal Bundle here

The Big Animal BUNDLE includes 8 packets.   1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet – plus 6) the Cicadas Packet 7) the Chameleon Packet and 8) the Wolves Mini-Unit. These Animal Units can each be purchased individually as well. More details about the Big Animal Bundle here

Big Animal BUNDLE - includes 8 pdfs

Animal Unit

Animal Unit - 100-page Animal Characteristics Vertebrates Invertebrates Spiders Insects Animal Homes and moreWorld Animals Unit - Montessori Cards Games Activities and moreThese units are also sold separately. Visit this page for more details: Big Animal Bundle page.

Life Cycles Unit - Chicken Sea Turtle Frog Mosquito Butterfly Dragonfly and MoreWinter and Hibernation Unit with Polar Animals Seals Whales Penguins and More

Mitten Unit

Mitten Activities Packet ages 4-6  Mitten Activity PreK Pack

These posts might also be helpful:

Free Planet Worksheets - Solar System Unit

  • Simple Machines – My kids loved all the hands-on activities you can do with this unit!!

Simple Machines Unit

Simple Machines Unit - Worksheets Lapbook Activities simple machines at a construction site worksheets Simple Machines - Levers Inclined plane wedge pulley screw wheel and axleSimple Machines Booklet - Simple Machines Hands-On Activities

Five Senses Unit - sight hearing touch smell touch - Worksheets and Activities

Five Senses Hands-On Activities

Homeschool Unit Studies - ScienceWe have lots of different unit studies. Among our most popular these days are our Earth Science and Biology Units

I get asked what ages are packets are for. I created this (free) science checklist and tried to cover many of those units from K-8th.  I created packets for my 3 kids (who are each 2 years apart) along the way. As they got older, we often did the unit/s again. For example, we did the Earth Science Unit when the kids were in early elementary, again a few years later and again when my son was in 9th grade (age 14). That is similar for many of our units… doing most of these units when the kids were younger and again when they were older.  Each time I added more materials to the packet. So, our units are suitable for a homeschool family with kids of different ages. If you have a specific question, though, feel free to email me! ~Liesl

Homeschool Science Curriculum - Science Units

  • Dinosaur Unit – This unit is more than 100 pages and includes a variety of activities from PreK to early elementary!

Dinosaur Unit - Activities Lapbook Games and More Dinosaur Booklet Dinosaur Unit Activities

We ♥LOVE♥ hands-on activities (Did you see this post with TONS of hands-on activities pics?), so most of our units include photos of the hands-on activities we did. For example, the Earth Science Unit has more than a dozen activities from convection currents and plate tectonics to creating a gelatin volcano and more!

Human Body Bundle

Again, each of these units includes hands-on activity ideas that we did to help make the units come alive for the kids! Skeletal System, Digestive System, Circulatory System, etc.

Human Body Systems BUNDLEThe skeletal system and  digestive system packets both have a lot of fun hands-on activities that are great for younger kids!

Skeletal System Activities Bones Joints Cartilage

Digestive System Hands-on Activity

You might also enjoy this FREE Math Game Board for practicing math facts… from simple number recognition or addition & subtraction to multiplication/division and more!!

FREE Math Game Board - Addition - Subtraction Ultimate Math Game Board - FREE!Be sure to check out our Multiplication/Division BUNDLE with more than 20 PDFs of activities, games and worksheets for learning the 2s through 12s!

Multiplication - Division Worksheets Games and Skip-Counting Activities

Making ♥Learning♥ Fun!! Happy Homeschooling!!


See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. You might also want to check out some of our resources pages above (such as our Science, Language Arts, or History Units Resource Pages) which have links to dozens of posts.  You might want to join our free Homeschool Den Chat Facebook group.  Don’t forget to check out Our Store as well. :) ~Liesl

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