Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch
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Freebie: A Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt

When the sun is shining and the weather is nice, sometimes it only takes the simplest of activities to have the BEST afternoon! One of my classic outdoor go-to games is a good, old-fashioned nature scavenger hunt.

The itty-bitties love having a run around the yard, looking high and low for to spot items on the list, and I get to sit back and watch them discover the joys of nature while catching some rays. That’s a win-win! 

Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch

If you’re looking for some easy outside entertainment for very smol children, look no further than our handy nature scavenger hunt free printable – and read on for some fun ideas to get extra use out of it…!

For our scavenger hunt printable activity you’ll need:

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Download our Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable PDF and print onto cardstock or copy paper. Think you might want to use this over and over again? You can use a self-laminating sheet or slip it into a sheet protector, then punch a hole in a corner and tie a dry-erase marker on with a colorful ribbon!  

Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch

We keep a laminated copy in the car for fun searching on-the-go, and it’s been perfect for trips to the park, or park playdates. ’Tis the season for outdoor parties, where this makes a fantastic game too! 

Pack our free printable nature scavenger hunt in the car for an easy on-the-go kids outdoor activity! | via barley & birch

Pair this with our free printable leaf activity kit for more nature hunting. Just print, cut apart the page of cards, slip into a small bag, and throw in a backpack!

Our free printable leaf activity kit cards | via barley & birch

This easy scavenger hunt works well for younger kiddos who need visual clues and simple sights to search for. For adventurous older kids, definitely check out our art + play “alternative” scavenger hunt activity and printable outdoor explorer pack.

Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch

*A note about Amazon affiliate links: We strive to use simple, earth-friendly supplies that can be purchased locally whenever we can, but sometimes we find the best universally available options, a rare eco-friendly find, or a niche product only available on Amazon. When included in our supply list, these products are affiliate links, and if you click-through to make a purchase, we receive a small commission that helps us re-order these supplies!

Our free printable nature scavenger hunt is the perfect on-the-go activity for kids outdoor play and exploration! | via barley & birch
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About Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. When not playing with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

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