List of free printable scavenger hunts for kids.

Free Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Want to get your students’ attention? Send them on a goose chase! Scavenger hunts work to engage students on a myriad of topics, subjects, and themes. We have a TON of free printable kids’ scavenger hunts.

On Life Over C’s you’ll find:

  • Themed scavenger hunts
  • Sight word hunts and I Spy games
  • Printable mini books that pair hunting with reading

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners can work on:

  • Observing
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Reading, math, science

These scavenger hunts for kindergarten and preschool liven up any subject all year long. Bring it indoors to spice up a rainy day, or stay outside during beautiful weather.

Kindergarten and Preschool Sight Word Hunts

Each sight word printable hunt includes opportunities to find common words, decode them, write them, spell them, and more!

These sight word games for kindergarten and preschool are the perfect addition to any beginning literacy program.

Kindergarten and Preschool Treasure Hunt Printables

Each print & go activity includes opportunities for students to search for a list of items, pictures, or words. Then, they will exercise fine motor muscles by writing/drawing what they find. In addition, they will have opportunities to enhance oral language with conversations around the theme of the hunt.

You could even give them camera access to encourage a photo scavenger hunt by snapping pics of all those found items.

I Spy and Scavenger Hunt Sets

Children learn by exploring the world around them. This list of scavenger hunts helps teachers encourage observation and exploration of a variety of themes and subjects all year long. Every hunt has room for differentiation, so you can adjust for older kids or special needs.

Important skills learned while searching items and solving clues will readily transfer to other academic areas, like reading and math! I know I’ve even enjoyed an adult scavenger hunt before!

Teach your students how to play a scavenger hunt early in the year! Then you can plan one for every theme! And don’t be surprised when they start planning one for their birthday party!

Write the Room Poster and Scavenger Hunt Sets

Shapes and colors are key components of early learning. Go beyond worksheets with these adorable, themed sets of shapes and colors with ready-made I Spy games included!

You won’t need to learn how to make a scavenger hunt for kids because we’ve done all the work for you.

Students can then, “Write the Room” as they find hidden color/shape names.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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