Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable with Photos to Help You Spot

Getting outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather is one of the best things about this time of year. 

Why not add a little excitement to your outing by taking part in a Spring scavenger hunt?

With so many animals, plants and minibeasts coming to life and blooming all around, it's easy to come up with a long list of things to enjoyably look for.

Taking a fun nature walk is a great way to take it all in and get some exercise at the same time.

So let's get outside and have some fun!

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt can be adapted to any location, but is designed to help you look for all those things associated with spring.

Where you live will determine exactly when you might spot them, but the items on this list can all be seen in most environments.

To get started just download and save this spring scavenger hunt printable.

You might want to print it out so each person going on the walk has a copy or just take one between you.

Then lace up your walking shoes, it's time for an adventure!

The heart shaped leaves of the Lesser Celandine

Handy Photos to Help You Spot Everything

The photo scavenger hunt includes pictures of each of the items you'll be looking for, making it a great spring scavenger hunt for preschoolers who may not be able to read yet.

The photos are beautiful and a great way to help younger kids participate but make sure you remind participants that sometimes the items may be a different colour to what is in the photo.

The colourful PDF includes spring creatures to spot, such as a butterfly, squirrel, and a ladybird.

All of the images should be able to be found no matter where you do your springtime walk.

Spring Scavenger Hunt Ideas

When you go on your scavenger hunt be sure to bring a camera, smartphone, or other device that can take pictures!

It's a great opportunity to get some fun family photos of your memories or to share with extended family and friends.

If you're looking for a way to make the hunt a little more challenging, why not try to find the items in a specific order?

For example, start with the first item on the page or really kick it up a notch by finding the items in alphabetical order.

If you're really feeling competitive, make it a race!

See who can find all of the items on the list first.

This is especially fun if you're doing the scavenger hunt with friends or family.

Pair up, have fun, and enjoy the springtime weather with your friends!

If you want to add to the fun, and to extend the learning, ask younger kids to spot these things too:
  • A caterpillar
  • A bee on a flower
  • A bird's nest
  • Wildflowers in the grass
  • An earthworm

For older children, here are some more ideas to add to your spring scavenger hunt:
  • Find the dandelion in its different life cycle stages
  • Can you spot frogspawn, tadpoles, froglets and/or a frog?
  • How many different species of flying insects can you see?
  • What birds can you see or hear?
  • Are there any birds nesting?
  • Can you spot a rainbow of flowers? Which ones have scent? Why?

Another idea is to use this spring scavenger hunt as a learning tool with a homeschool lesson or a spring themed unit.

Why not add our Spring Equinox homeschool unit to your studies or some spring themed books?

Busy Spring is our current favourite!

Add some a fun snacks or a spring tea time and a spring craft or sensory bin and you have the start of a fun week learning about spring!

There's really no wrong way to do a scavenger hunt, so go out and enjoy the spring weather while looking for all sorts of fun things.

Get those creative juices flowing and have a blast!

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