If you are looking for ways to get the kids outside why not print out this free neighborhood scavenger hunt?
We love scavenger hunt printables in our home and have created lots of different ones for each of the seasons.
But what I love about this one is you are also getting the kids walking around the neighborhood getting exercise!
As we homeschool we tend to have at least 3 short walks around the neighborhood each day.
It helps us both regroup and just walk away from the books. When we first started it was a bit of a chore getting him out and about, but he now asks me for a walk.
This neighborhood scavenger hunt makes it a little more fun, even for older kids.
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Neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids
This free printable neighborhood scavenger hunt is a great way to have fun on a short walk with kids of all ages, or why not go with the whole family? If you are going to the local park make sure you take this with you on your next walk.
Download the fun neighborhood scavenger hunt below. There is 1 page included with 15 different images on and it will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This free printable scavenger hunt is free to print but is for personal use only. Scroll to the bottom of this post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
How to play the outdoor neighborhood scavenger hunt
The best thing about this fun activity is it is super easy.
All you need to do is grab the free printable, grab a pen, and go for a walk.
We always use a storage clipboard so we can keep everything together, and it makes marking off the items easier.
As we are a homeschool of 1, there is generally only me and my son searching the neighborhood for these clues.
But if you had more than one child why not take it in turn to find the next clue? If you are a competitive family why not see who crosses them off first?
There are 2 ways you can play this:
Younger kids can enjoy spotting the images and crossing each one off as they see it.
Older children can turn this into a photo scavenger hunt. When they see the image shown let them snap a photo of it.
Why not make the hunt even more exciting with prizes for the winner? This Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids would be perfect, especially if you are trying to encourage them to get outside!
The list of items to find on your walk around the neighborhood
There are 15 things you need to find on your walk, as you find them you can cross them off the list.
The neighborhood scavenger hunt list:
- red car
- basketball hoop
- fire hydrant
- trash can
- lawn mower
- stop sign
- pink flowers
- white truck
- water hose
- red front door
Getting fresh air and walking definitely help with my son’s ADHD and I honestly think that is the main reason we rock homeschooling!!
Although it is easier to go for walks in the winter in South Florida. The summer months are brutal, but we still make time. Normally first thing in the morning before breakfast, and just before bedtime.
Another outdoor scavenger hunt is the Earth Day scavenger hunt.
Other free scavenger hunt printables
Looking for some engaging and educational activities to keep your kids entertained? Here are a variety of free scavenger hunt printables that cater to different settings and occasions.
Whether it’s a rainy day, a sunny afternoon in the garden, or even a camping trip. These scavenger hunts offer hours of enjoyment while promoting exploration and learning:
- Book scavenger hunt is great for rainy days.
- Garden scavenger hunt is great to use in your backyard.
- Tree scavenger hunt
- Camping scavenger hunt
- Zoo scavenger hunt
- Homeschool scavenger hunt perfect for back-to-school fun
Tips for downloading the free files
Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!
Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.
Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.
Download the free neighborhood scavenger hunt printable
Last Updated on 28 October 2023 by homeschoolof1