One of our favorite summer time activities is making a trip to the beach. Yes it means packing up the beach towels, sunscreen, water toys, and OF COURSE the snacks, but in the end I love seeing my kids faces when they finally jump in the salty waves. Aside from hunting for seashells, what kid wouldn’t love a scavenger hunt at the beach?! So grab your flip flops and print out this adorable free beach scavenger hunt to share with the little beach bums in your life.
Use the Beach Scavenger Hunt to Build Observational Skills
BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT IDEas for kids
FUN SCAVENGER HUNT IDEAS FOR KIDS CAN BOOST CHILDREN’S OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS AND HELP WITH RECOGNIZING AND USING THEIR SENSES.
As your child finds each item, have them cross off the picture and then draw the object on the second page. Encourage them to use descriptive words including positions and locations.
This is an activity for a day with warm, sunny weather as your child will be outdoors looking for items. Some items may be ‘staged’ if they cannot be found on the beach (for example: starfish).
The beach scavenger hunt list for kids included in this printable: towel, beach umbrella, sandcastle, sandals, shovel, surfboard, beach ball, seashell, bucket, lifeguard, and palm tree.
- What object was the easiest to find?
- What object was the hardest to find?
- What other objects did you find that are not on the sheet?
- Tell me about a sandcastle you could make.
What Can Preschoolers Learn with the Beach Theme Printable Scavenger Hunts For Kids?
EASY SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS
CHILDREN CAN USE THE PICTURES AND CORRECTLY MATCH THEM TO THE BEACH-RELATED WORDS.
- Which words start with ‘S?
- Which words have a ‘C’ in them?
- What pictures contain compound words (lifeguard, starfish, seashell,?
- Where else do you think you might find some of these items?
How To Use These Free Printable Beach Scavenger Hunts for Kids:
how to make a scavenger hunt for kids
This activity is so simple to make and to ‘stage’ if necessary. If some of the objects are not found in your hunting space, feel free to add these items for your kiddos to find.
Print out a copy of the printable scavenger hunt for each child.
A clipboard or something hard to set the paper on could help with writing and drawing.
Provide each child with a crayon, pen or pencil (and please remind them not to run with a sharp writing tool!).
Let them run free and explore their surroundings, with proper supervision of course.
Other Ways To Use These Printable Beach Scavenger Hunts for Kids:
Create a Clue
If you feel like your child may have a difficult time finding the objects, create fun clues for them to help them feel successful.
Take a Picture
Instead of, or along with, your child drawing a picture of the object, take their picture beside or close to what they have found.
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