When the weather is nice. I love to be outdoors with my family. It’s nice to have some activities that offer minimal guidance for us to do when we’re outside together. This Outdoor Scavenger Hunt is an awesome activity to do with kids of all ages. It’s fairly open ended, so you can make it take as long or as short as you want it to.
I love this activity because there’s very little set-up involved, but it’s fun for multiple age groups. You can use this activity for kids just learning their colors, or you can use it for teens and adults! It’s really fun for all ages, and it’s something that will be different each time you use it.
Gallon Ziploc Bag
To make your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt kit, you only need a few items you most likely already have around the house. I simply cut a sheet of paper in half, and wrote the words, “Scavenger Hunt” at the top of the paper. Then use markers, of whatever color you want, and color little squares or circles of the color. Put the paper in a gallon ziploc bag, so as the items are collected on your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt, you have a bag to hold your collection.
There are several variations to this game. You can simply choose to find items as a group, which works well if you’re a family with several little ones. You can give each child a bag of their own. You can split up into teams. You can make it a race. You can exclude plant life, to make it more difficult. You can exclude duplicate items to make it tougher. Or you can just make it a fun, relaxing adventure with your family to give you something to look for while you take a walk outside.
This would also be a fun activity for a VBS, or camp group to do. You could also do this with a class or church group as well! Add as many or as few rules as you want, to make this activity fit your group! Whatever you decide, have fun doing your Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!
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