Our free winter scavenger hunt is such a fun way to practice observational skills and have a blast completing it. The best thing about this activity is it can be done with one child, a group of children, inside, or outside. It’s so versatile! So grab some hot chocolate and pencil and get ready to work.
Learning About Preschool Scavenger Hunts:
printable SCAVENGER HUNT ideas for kids
CHILDREN CRAVE AND NEED TO GET OUTSIDE EACH DAY TO DEVELOP GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS. OUTSIDE TIME ALSO HELPS DEVELOP SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING WITH PEERS. THIS THEMED KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT ACTUALLY OFFERS A LOT OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS.
Outdoor activities, like scavenger and treasure hunts, are highly recommended and provide an interactive way for kids to practice important problem solving and observation skills from a very young age.
I love this winter theme scavenger hunt game because it can be adapted for different learning styles and English language learners.
The images included in the winter theme for preschool scavenger hunt are: scarf, snowman, snowball, sled, tree, snowflake, snow globe, ice skates, hat, earmuffs, cardinal, sweater, mittens, and hot cocoa.
You could use the winter activities for kids outdoors or in, and you could use it to kick-off the unit, to culminate, or somewhere in between! For a holiday party or for early risers on Christmas morning. It really doesn’t matter!
Your students will love this scavenger hunt list regardless of how you choose to implement it in your unit. There are many thought-provoking questions you might ask before/during/after this fun winter activity for kids:
- What other animals might you find outside during the winter season?
- Why do you think polar bears are white?
- What is your favorite thing to do in winter?
What Can Preschoolers Learn From a Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt?
preschool themed SCavenger hunt
TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS LEARN IMPORTANT SKILLS WHEN THEY ENGAGE WITH SCAVENGER HUNTS, CLUES, AND SEARCHING FOR ITEMS.
Why Are Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids Valuable?
Aside from the fact that kids will run wild whenever given the opportunity, hunting for objects develops important skills.
How To Use This Easy Preschool Winter Themed Activity for Kids
How to Use the Activity
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- Choose whether you want color or black-and-white printables.
- Print and you are ready.
Using the Free Scavenger Hunt Ideas Outside
Group your students accordingly.
Decide whether you want them to cross off the items when they find them, or draw a picture.
Set a time limit, or provide an additional activity for groups to do as they complete the scavenger hunt.
Adapt to Indoor
If weather isn’t on your side, adapt the hunt for indoors by hiding as many of the items as you can in the classroom or common area, if possible.
Snap a Picture
If you have technology available that allows students to take pictures, you can require them to snap a photo of each item before they check it off the list.
Our Favorite Winter Theme Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Sneezy the SnowmanThere Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!Goodbye Autumn, Hello WinterOver and Under the SnowWinter Wonderland (National Geographic Kids)Animals in Winter (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)If You Were a Kid at the Iditarod (If You Were a Kid)The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder (Weather Books for Kids, Winter Children’s Books, Science Kids Books)The MittenThe SnowflakeThe Snowy Day (Picture Puffin Books Book 1)All About Weather: A First Weather Book for KidsWinter Sleep: A Hibernation StoryWinter DanceLu, the Little Ladybug and the Great Winter (Ladybug Lu Collection Book 3)Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee: (Read Aloud Books, Series Books for Kids, Books for Early Readers)The Long Winter: Little House, Book 6