Printable Winter Scavenger Hunt

Dec 3, 2015

Winter's embrace can be a magical and beautiful time of year.

Kids love playing in the great outdoors and exploring it with all their senses. Here's a fun winter scavenger hunt for the whole family to enjoy!

You Will Need:

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


1. Print out the scavenger hunt.

Click on the images to open the PDF.

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2. If you want to reuse 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 all your scavenger hunt finds.

5. Bundle up well and head on out into your winter wonderland!

A parent and child walk in the winter woods

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

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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!