11 Free Summer Scavenger Hunt Printables

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Have fun this summer with our fun and free summer scavenger hunt printables.

Planning a fun-filled summer adventure? Get ready for exciting outdoor (and indoor) exploration with our scavenger hunt printables.

Summer can be hard! The kids are not at school, and they are constantly wanting our attention. Or even worse they constantly want to go on expensive days out.

So I have created these free summer hunt ideas so if you want to have a budget friendly day trip you are all sorted.

I highly recommend downloading them all at the start of the summer break so you have them immediately to hand.

If it is a nice sunny day you can take a trip to the beach with the beach hunt. If it is a nice day for gardening print out the gardening scavenger hunt so you can still work and the kids can have fun!

summer scavenger hunt

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Free printable scavenger hunts to play in the summer

Click through to each of the scavenger hunts and head to the bottom of each page to get the free download.

If you are in a rush though you can purchase our summer scavenger hunt printable bundle for a small fee and you will get them all immediately.

I highly recommend you laminate these printables and then store them in a storage clipboard with a dry-erase marker. That way when the kids are off school you are all prepared!

Beach scavenger hunt

Hey there! Are you planning a beach vacation with your kids and looking for ways to keep them entertained? I’ve got just the thing for you! I’m offering a free printable beach scavenger hunt printable game that your whole family can enjoy.

The game includes a list of 15 items commonly found on the beach, and you can play it in two ways – by marking off the items as you find them or by taking photos of them. It’s perfect for elementary-aged kids, but let’s be honest, we all love a good scavenger hunt, no matter our age!

I also suggest laminating the scavenger hunt before you head to the beach, so you can use it multiple times. So go ahead and download the free printable beach scavenger hunt, and let the fun begin!

free printable beach scavenger hunt

Zoo scavenger hunt

Are you having a field trip to the zoo this summer? If so download our two different scavenger hunts that can be used for different age groups.

One has pictures of animals, and the other requires kids to write down or take a photo of an animal they saw that matches a particular description.

The zoo scavenger hunt printable is free to print and requires only a storage clipboard and a pencil.

zoo scavenger hunt printables

Camping scavenger hunt

I have created a free printable nature scavenger hunt for kids to enjoy while camping.

The scavenger hunt includes 15 items to find around the campsite, such as a tent, campfire, and fishing rod. The game can be played individually or in teams, and even turned into a photo scavenger hunt for older kids.

To keep the camping scavenger hunt printable for next time, it is recommended to laminate the printable and bring dry erase markers.

Garden scavenger hunt

Get your kids out in the backyard this summer with our free printable backyard scavenger hunt. The garden scavenger hunt printable involves finding 15 garden-related items and ticking them off.

The kids need to find a butterfly, a ladybug, a flower pot, an ant, and more.

It can be played in different ways, such as during a walk around the neighborhood or while doing gardening chores.

gardening scavenger hunt printable for kids

Butterfly scavenger hunt

Have fun in the garden or at a butterfly farm with our free butterfly scavenger hunt printable.

There are 12 different common butterfly species to find.

BUTTERFLY SCAVENGER HUNT PRINTABLE

Neighborhood scavenger hunt

Struggling to know what to do today? Just go for a simple walk around the neighborhood with this free neighborhood scavenger hunt printable.

There are 15 items to find such as a basketball hoop, a fire hydrant, a red door, a flag, and more.

SCAVENGER HUNT NEIGHBORHOOD

Museum hunt

If you are planning a trip to the museum this summer then get the kids engaged early with this free museum scavenger hunt printable.

You can either download the printable a few days before the trip and get the kids to do some research and color in the images.

Or if you are a last minute type of mom (like me!) then print it off just before you leave the house and get the kids to color in each item as they find it.

free museum scavenger hunt

Aquarium hunt

If you are planning a trip to the aquarium this summer then get the kids engaged early with this free aquarium scavenger hunt printable.

You can either download the printable a few days before the trip and get the kids to do some research and color in the images.

Or if you are a last minute type of mom (like me!) then print it off just before you leave the house and get the kids to color in each item as they find it.

free aquarium scavenger hunt

Fourth of July scavenger hunt

Before you head off to your 4th of July party download a few of these 4th of July scavenger hunt printable and let the kids explore.

They will easily see fireworks and deck chairs, but will they see people dressed up in patriotic clothes (almost definitely!) or see someone playing a musical instrument?

See who can return the quickest for a small summer treat, maybe an ice cream?

free 4th of July scavenger hunt

Birthday treasure hunt

Do you have a summer birthday coming up? Then this birthday scavenger hunt is a great way for the kids to find their birthday gifts.

There are 12 printable clues to be hidden inside your home and the kids will love it. You can either do the hunt at the birthday party or just as they wake up in the morning.

birthday treasure hunt

Back to school scavenger hunt

Have fun with the kids on their first day back to school (or homeschool) with this fun first day of school scavenger hunt printable.

The kids will need to find all of their school supplies before the school day.

If you homeschool this is a great way for the kids to tidy their supplies, or indeed find them!

first day of school scavenger hunt

Book scavenger hunt

Take the kids to the library this summer with our free book scavenger hunt printable. They need to find 15 different books and this is a great way to encourage kids to read over the summer months.

library scavenger hunt printable

Other summer activities the kids will love

This is not a scavenger hunt, but it is similar! The kids need to read a line of 5 books over the summer for this fun summer reading challenge printable. A great way to stop the summer slide that happens! But also they get to have fun while doing it. Why not download the book scavenger hunt above and you can play two games in one!

If you are looking for even more summer fun ideas you are going to love these free printables.

Are you going on a road trip this summer? Even if it is just a trip to the zoo or the beach the kids will love this road trip bingo free printable game. No more are we nearly there yet comments, get the kids looking out of the windows and see who can find the most items on the printable.

Younger kids will have a blast with these summer handprint templates. There are 10 free templates to download and the kids will love getting messy, and you will love the special keepsake.

If the kids love to write they will love our free summer writing prompts. Encourage them to write about their favorite holidays or which ice cream they prefer with these colorful summer story prompts.

Last Updated on 5 June 2024 by Clare Brown

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