This printable back yard scavenger hunt is a great way to entertain kids of all ages at any outdoor party! This list of items can be found in almost any yard or park — kids LOVE checking off this list!
When we threw the boys their camping birthday party earlier this summer, I wanted a way to keep the older kids entertained. At the last minute, I threw together this fun backyard scavenger hunt, thinking that maybe one or two kids would participate. I printed out this list, glued it to a small paper bag, and let the kids have at it.
I had NO idea how popular it would be! The kids just loved it and I was in awe of how creative they were when finding their items – I swear, I didn’t even realize that half the things they found even existed in our yard!
I even had a handful of toy binoculars for the kids to use on their hunt, which turned out to be a total hit. We had a bunch of tiny Lewises and Clarks on our hands!
For prizes we had a bucket of little toys, including pullback racers, kazoos (sorry other parents!), slime, and lip balm. But we found most of the kids really just wanted to keep the binoculars—thankfully I had enough for each family to take home a pair.
Download the Back Yard Scavenger Hunt
Want to get your hunt on? Just download the files here!