Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with these fun spring scavenger hunts for kids?
Spring is such a wonderful time of year!
Try these spring scavenger hunts with your kids to help them appreciate all the special things that happen during this season.
From rainy days and puddle splashing to planting flowers and watching caterpillars crawl through the garden, these scavenger hunts will help you focus on many of the special things that are unique to spring.
The spring scavenger hunts you’ll find here are perfect for kids of all ages. There is no reading required, which means even the youngest of kids can fully participate!
Free Spring Scavenger Hunt printables for kids
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When you do, you’ll gain access to the spring scavenger hunt printables (as well as more than 100 other great printables for kids too!)
You’ll get these five different spring-themed scavenger hunts:
- Spring Day Scavenger Hunt
- Rainy Day Scavenger Hunt
- Spring Activities Scavenger Hunt
- Easter Scavenger Hunt
- In the Garden Scavenger Hunt
To make everything crystal clear, let’s take a more in-depth look at each of the spring scavenger hunt printables next!
Spring Day Scavenger Hunt
Walk around the neighborhood and see how many of these signs of spring you can find!
Here’s a quick description of the items included in this scavenger hunt. We’ll go in order from top to bottom, left to right.
- flower in bloom
- new plant shoot
- puffy cloud
- flowering tree
- green leaf
- flower bud
- bird’s nest with eggs
Rainy Day Scavenger Hunt
While rainy days can feel like a downer, this cute rainy day scavenger hunt can help to make them way more fun for your kids!
For this scavenger hunt, your kids will need to find:
- rain boots
- gray rain clouds
- a rainbow
- drooping flowers
- windshield wipers at use on a car
- a snail
- an umbrella
- a raincoat
- a puddle
- footprints in the mud
- a fat raindrop
- a worm
- lightning clouds
Related article: The Best National Days in March to Celebrate With Your Kids
Spring Activities Scavenger Hunt
The spring activities scavenger hunt is almost like a bucket list of fun things to do in the spring. As you do any of these things throughout the season, cross them off.
It could be a fun family challenge to see how many you can do during March, April, and May!
Here’s the list of the activities featured on this spring scavenger hunt:
- play soccer
- splash in a puddle
- jump rope
- fly kites
- go on a family hike or walk
- blow bubbles
- ride bikes
- plant a garden
- play baseball or softball
- hula hoop together
- have a family picnic
- play at the park
- pick flowers
Easter Scavenger Hunt
Perfect for the days and weeks leading up to Easter, this scavenger hunt is great for younger kids!
Here’s a quick explanation of the things to find for this scavenger hunt:
- yellow decorated egg
- purple bow
- Easter bunny
- Easter basket
- chocolate bunny
- pink decorated egg
- Easter peep
- Happy Easter sign
Related article: 13 Unique, Fun, and Simple Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
In the Garden Scavenger Hunt
Whether you plant a large vegetable garden or a few potted flowers, this Spring Garden Scavenger Hunt will give your kids something to do while you work!
The items for kids to find and circle for this scavenger hunt are:
- watering can
- gardening gloves
- garden hoe
- ants marching in a line
- garden hose
- bag of fertilizer
- plant seeds
- garden soil
- shovel or spade
- starter plant, such as a tomato plant
- young plants springing up through the soil
Variations for these spring scavenger hunts
While you can simply print out the scavenger hunt pages and have your kids find the items, you can also make this extra fun with a couple of easy changes:
1. Have a scavenger hunt competition
To have a scavenger hunt competition, divide your family, guests, or friends into several small groups.
Then you’ll need enough copies of the same scavenger hunt page for each group.
Give each group the same amount of time to work on the scavenger hunt. They can either cross items off the list as they see them, find and bring back the physical items, or do a photo scavenger hunt (more on that in a minute!).
The group that finds the most items on the page in a specific amount of time is the winner!
2. Organize a photo scavenger hunt
A photo scavenger hunt is lots of fun! For each item on the scavenger hunt checklist, players need to take a picture of themselves with the item.
This means each team will need a phone or other type of camera. Encourage teams to take silly or funny photos for extra points.
And if they can’t find a specific item, they could always take a photo of themselves impersonating it.
For example, if players can’t find a bumblebee for the Spring Day Scavenger Hunt or a line of marching ants for the Garden Scavenger Hunt, they could act them out and take a picture instead.
At the end of the scavenger hunt, it’s best to have each team share their collection of photos by screen sharing to a larger screen, such as a television. This way everyone can see each other’s photos.
You could even give a small prize to the team for the most creative or goofiest photo!
Final thoughts about these spring scavenger hunts for kids
Whether you add some extra challenges to these fun winter scavenger hunts, use them for a classroom or at-home party, or do them all at once or one at a time is totally up to you!
Whatever way you choose to use them, we hope you and your kids really enjoy them and that they help you find some great ways to connect as a family as spring arrives!
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