Do your kids love rainy days? When it’s not pouring out, it’s a great time to get outside, jump in puddles and enjoy a themed scavenger hunt!
This outdoor activity for kids will entertain preschoolers and older kids alike! Print out your hunt list and get outside!
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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
When it’s raining kids are naturally drawn to the outdoors. They just want to get out there and splash in puddles and get wet! Why not turn their natural enthusiasm into a fun learning experience?
Scavenger hunt lists are an easy way to incorporate learning into a walk or backyard playtime.
This rainy day list has things for kids to find unique to rainy days like people with umbrellas, worms and puddles. Maybe you will get lucky and spot a rainbow!
Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas!
THERE IS SO MUCH FUN TO BE HAD WHEN YOU SET UP AN OUTSIDE SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS:
- Nature doesn’t stay the same, every time you do a nature scavenger hunt there are new treasures to find!
- Discuss how a rainy day hunt will be different than other nature walks. What differences will there be?
- You can give scavenger hunt clues to help children work on their comprehension and observational skills.
Why Do An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Kids?
Besides just taking a fun break outside, there are other reasons to enjoy a scavenger hunt with your kids.
You can use this experience to talk about weather, seasons, the water cycle, how rainbows are formed and more!
Getting outside and hands-on with their environment engages children’s senses and is an effective and powerful way to learn.
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Materials needed for the Free Printable Outdoor Scavenger Hunt:
Don’t worry about making a special trip to the store. You can get all the supplies for this activity right here.
- Crayons, markers, colored pencils
- Laminating Pouch or Dry-erase Pocket
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How To Use The Free Scavenger Hunt Printable
Simply print out the appropriate list for your child. Decide if it is best for your child to cross off, draw or color items in as they find them.
You can insert into a dry-erase pocket to allow use of the list over and over.
Set up a backyard scavenger hunt or go for a walk around the neighborhood to search for all the items on the list.
Other Ways To Use KEYWORD:
Kids may need help from others to find everything. Can they work together splashing in puddles to cross off that box?
Write A Story
Use the child’s findings to write a rainy day story! Or practice writing sentences about each thing on the list.
Set Up A Photo Scavenger Hunt
Take some rainy day pictures and use them to create your own version of an I Spy game.
Our Favorite Rainy Day Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
Singing in the RainWorm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)All About Weather: A First Weather Book for KidsRain! (board Book)National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You AwayWeather Words and What They Mean (New Edition)Explore My World CloudsMisty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day