Tree Scavenger Hunt Perfect for Arbor Day (free printable)

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As Arbor Day is coming up soon, the last Friday of April, I wanted to create a free tree scavenger hunt printable for you and the kids to enjoy.

So what is Arbor Day? It is simply a day when we are encouraged to plant new trees. It is similar to Earth Day in that it is another day that celebrates nature.

This tree scavenger hunt printable is a great activity to play year-round but is a great way to celebrate Arbor Day.

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Scavenger Hunt in the Forest

This tree scavenger hunt is such a fun game to play. Getting outside with the kids is so much fun, but sometimes they need a little activity to do just to keep them occupied!

Download the fun Arbor Day 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 tree scavenger hunt printable is free to print but is for personal use only. Scroll to the bottom of this post to get the pdf file.

This tree scavenger hunt is a great way to learn about trees but also just to see a little bit more than they normally would.

How to play this outdoor 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.

To change it up a little for older children, when the kids find an item rather than crossing it off, why not get them to take a photo of it?

The list of items to find on your walk looking for trees

Included in this scavenger hunt is the following you need to find either on a tree or near a tree:

  • Birds in tree
  • Evergreen tree
  • Planting a tree
  • Garden rake
  • Insect on a tree
  • Bird nest
  • Tree stump
  • Trees in bloom
  • Fruit tree
  • Squirrel in tree
  • Leaves on the floor
  • A tree with red leaves
  • Tree with no leaves
  • Trees with nuts
  • Tree with a beehive

All of these should be easy to find no matter where you are in the world or what season.

tree scavenger hunt on a blue clipboard

The best books about trees for kids

If you are wanting to learn more about trees with the kids then I really recommend these books:

We should all be able to identify the trees that are around us, I have to admit though I probably couldn’t.

These books are fantastic and we are starting to learn more about trees during our school day.

Other fun Arbor Day Activities

For even more Arbor Day activities check out the free educational resources the Arbor Day Foundation has to offer.

Our free tree handprint template is another great activity with preschoolers.

Have fun learning with this free life cycle of a plant worksheet.

Other scavenger hunt printables you will enjoy

Download the free tree scavenger hunt worksheet

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 5 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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