Printable outdoor scavenger hunts! Guaranteed 45 minutes of peace!

The thing about kids is…they always need something to do.

Last week we moved to a new house. Ever tried packing up an entire house in the summer humidity with two kids underfoot crying about being bored, hungry and bored?

We’re booooored. There’s nothing to doooooooo.

While I was hunting for my corkscrew, my gorgeous and brilliant BFF Jennifer (who was helping me pack, forever indebted) whipped up this A-MAZ-ING scavenger hunt list to keep the kids happy and entertained, but more importantly, time to pack in undisturbed peace.

Here’s what’s so impressive about the items she came up with for her list:

  • It included easy stuff for the kids to find, but not too easy
  • It required them to user their imagination
  • It called upon their creativity
  • They could work together as a team or have a separate competition
  • They LOVED IT. Loved it. Made her come up with lists for THREE more hunts.

So we were able to pack, they were outside having a blast, working together and creating memories.

Note: This activity isn’t just for packing. It also works great when you need to do laundry, reorganize your pantry or catch a full hour of The Real Housewives of Orange County uninterrupted. *Don’t judge.*

So, all you do is give them the list and send them out with a bucket. Scavenger hunt items can be modified for different age levels – but be sure to include the “four leaf clover”. That one takes FOREVER!

Click below to access a THREE PRINTABLE Keeping Kids Busy Scavenger Hunt lists!

Scavenger Hunt #1

Scavenger Hunt #2

Scavenger Hunt #3


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