Printable Summer Scavenger Hunt for the Senses

Jul 12, 2016

The bounty of summer and the season of wildflower bouquets, sunny beach afternoons and eating out of gardens is upon us! Here is a summer scavenger hunt for the whole family, that delights all the senses and gets you out exploring nature's  beauty. A wonderful way to soak up the hot days, blue skies and the new bursting life all around.

You Will Need:

  •          printable summer scavenger hunt (PDF)
  •          marker, pencil, crayons or dry-erase marker
  •          basket
  •          plastic page protector or laminator (optional)
  •          clipboard (optional)

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1. Print out the scavenger hunt. (Click either image to open the two-page printable PDF!)

2. If you want to re-use the scavenger hunt again and again, you can slide the scavenger hunt into a plastic page protector or laminate it. Use a dry-erase marker to mark items as you find them.

3. I suggest putting the list on a clipboard and tying the marker or pencil to the clipboard. This makes the activity easier for kids (and parents—no more lost markers!).

4. Find a basket to hold the scavenger hunt finds, if desired.

5. Put on your sun hats and head on out into the beauty!

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

Read more from Shanti here.

Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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