Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids (FREE Printable)

We absolutely love this outdoor scavenger hunt free printable! Not only does it encourage all kinds of sensory discoveries, but it also provides room for children to sketch their findings!

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Outdoor "Sketching" Scavenger Hunt (FREE Printable)~ Buggy and Buddy

Welcome to the second day of our Summer Play Days Series! I’m so excited to be teaming up with four of my favorite kid bloggers to bring you 15 summer themed play ideas. I’ve linked all of my co-hosts’ creative ideas at the end of this post. Be sure to check them all out when you are finished here! If you missed my first post in the series, be sure to check out our Fine Motor Sun Craft for Kids(This post contains affiliate links.)

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

We are taking full advantage of summer with all our scavenger hunts! We’ve been using our sound walk frequently, as well as our beach scavenger hunt and our tide pool scavenger hunt at our local beaches. Now we’re adding to our scavenger hunt collection with this outdoor scavenger hunt for kids!

I had so much fun creating this scavenger hunt. First I made sure to include all kinds of sensory words,  like “find something rough” and “find something smooth”,  since both my 3 year old and 6 year old respond well to sensory activities. We also love sketching so I made sure to leave enough room for kids to sketch their findings. And, in case your child is not yet reading independently, each item on the list is a different color so you can easily refer to it.

First you’ll want to print out the scavenger hunt printable.We put ours on a clipboard and grabbed a pencil before heading out on our walk.

Free Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (w/ Sensory Clues & Room to Sketch) ~ Buggy and Buddy


Lucy found something huge pretty easily!

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt


Here’s something that feels rough.

looking for something rough on an outdoor scavenger hunt


And here’s a nice spot to sit and sketch for a few minutes.

Sketching on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt


We had lots of fun on our outdoor scavenger hunt! I think it will be fun to take it to different locations, like the beach and playground, to see how our findings differ from place to place!

Sketching on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

More Summer Play Days

Summer Pom Pom Trees from Play Trains!

The Perfect Summer Smoothie from Nothing if Not Intentional

Simple Summer Fun: Swatting Bubbles from My Nearest and Dearest

Coconut Water Beads from Fun-A-Day!


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  1. Holly Jones says:

    Sweet! I’m going to use this one for sure!

  2. What a fun outdoor idea. Thanks for linking up at Mom’s Library. I have featured this fun activity at Pounds4Pennies this week. I look forward to more posts to share this week!

  3. Wow! That huge tree is gorgeous! Love that you had the kids draw things they saw!

  4. Great ideas and lots of hands on stuff. Thanks for sharing, we will enjoy! Holly


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