Free Printable - Five Senses Scavenger Hunt

5 Senses Scavenger Hunt ~ For Little Explorers 

Are you ready for an outdoor adventure and a beautiful sensory experience with your family? Let’s GO exploring!  

    Our printable sensory scavenger hunt is a great activity to encourage your little adventurers outside to explore the wild and hunt for items in their natural environment.  During these extraordinary times that we are all currently experiencing, a sensory-rich treasure hunt for your children and yourself may be a beautiful, welcomed distraction.   Encourage your little ones to use all of their senses to look (sight), feel (touch), listen (hear), smell and taste (only if you are sure it’s safe to taste) the objects found or listed on the page. 

     Scavenger hunting is not only a fun outdoor play idea for your child/ren, but it also has some hidden benefits that your little learners can embrace along the way.

    Scavenger hunts are great for developing:

    + Language Skills

    + Literacy Skills

    + Social Skills

    + Visual Perceptual Skills

    + Sensory Regulation

    + Mind and Body Exercise

    + Connecting with nature

    + Mindfulness

    Kids of all ages can join in on the fun! You could hunt individually, in groups or as a whole family – however works best for those involved at the time. You could make it a race or a slow, mindful activity – the decision is entirely yours.  

    This printable nature hunt can be used as a birthday party favour, as some backyard fun, while away camping, in an education setting, at the beach or simply at a local park or on a walking track – the uses are endless! Your foraged treasures found in nature could be used in arts and crafts, for display on a nature table or you could participate in a nature exchange with friends/family.

     Important Reminders:

    • Have fun – it is a beautiful time for connection!
    • Educate your children about the importance of not pulling leaves and flowers off living plants and trees. Nature is incredibly important to the wildlife and we should never interfere with that.  We should only collect items that are already lying on the nature bed/ground. 
    • Ensure you speak to your child about not actually tasting any objects as it could make them ill.
    • If you don’t have a printer, simply going on a nature walk with your little ones and collecting fallen treasures in their baskets will also provide a beautiful sensory experience for all involved.

    CLICK HERE to download our free scavenger hunt


    Grab your printed sheet, clipboard, magnifying glass, pencil and explorer basket and let’s go and explore the wild!  

    You may like to laminate your BINGO boards to make them reusable and for longevity and/or print as 2 or 4 to a page or back to back to save paper. 

    We'd love you to leave any beautiful comments you may have below if you give this a try! 

    Rani + Kirsty x


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    My kids LOVED this printable during lockdown! Thank you ladies :)


    You girls are amazing! Thank you so much for this printable! x

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