Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt

There is really nothing better, in my opinion, than being high up in the mountains surrounded by nature and the beauties of the earth.  While visiting family in Utah this summer, we tried to take advantage of the mountains as much as we could.  My boys were in heaven!!  They are used to heat, dirt and tumbleweeds, while cool summer evenings, pine trees and quaking aspen are foreign to them.  So it was no surprise that they wanted to go hiking as much as possible.

I put together a fun Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt for them to use while we were out hiking.  I love being in nature but didn’t want my boys doing a traditional scavenger hunt where they collected items from the trails that would later be tossed in the trash (unless it was trash of course).  I wanted them to leave the wild flowers, pine cones, leaves, etc where they found them for others to enjoy.  Plus it was easier for me to come up with ideas of things to be on the look out for.  You can’t really put a deer or an eagle in a bag but you can definitely spot them and check them off the list. ;)

This would be fun if you are heading to the mountains this holiday weekend.

Here is a link to the pdf file if you’d like to print them for yourself:  Eye Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt .

If you use this, let me know how it went!  We spotted everything except the Moose. We had heard that there were a lot in the area but it just wasn’t our lucky day I guess.   And we didn’t spot a hawk/eagle on our hike but we did see one at a different time while camping so we counted it.

And if you are looking for a neighborhood scavenger hunt you might like our Spring Break scavenger hunt.  Even if it’s not spring break these items can be found around the neighborhood and closer to home.

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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  1. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Eye Spy! You can see it here:


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  2. This is such a great idea. We did an indoor scavenger hunt this weekend because of the rain but this would be a great activity to keep everyone engaged during a walk in the woods or on a camping trip. Love it!

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