What fun beach game can you play that won’t require toting a bunch of equipment? A beach scavenger hunt, of course. Kids of all ages, and even adults, enjoy playing a scavenger hunt. This free printable is easy to take with you and enjoy on your next trip to the beach
A trip to the beach is a big part of many families’ summer plans. I grew up in Hawai’i and going to the beach was something we did almost every weekend. There are many fun things to do at the beach and I’ve shared 20 beach activities for every budget. But often those activities involve dragging extra equipment with you. Let’s be honest, who want to drag more beach stuff with you? Somehow a simple trip to the beach already requires too many things.
But no worries, this scavenger hunt for the beach is a simple solution.
How to Set Up a Scavenger Hunt
It’s simple to set up a beach scavenger hunt.
- Download your free copy of the Beach Scavenger Hunt printable (below).
- Print as many copies as you need.
- Print extra copies because some will get lost and you may want to play the game more than one time.
- Consider laminating the sheets.
- Decide if you’ll have the players mark off the items or take pictures of them
- Bring pens or pencils if needed.
- Decide the rules of your game.
- You can have each person compete individually or create teams.
- It’s helpful to team a younger child with an older child or adult so that they can play along.
- You can require that the winner find every item on their sheet.
- Or you can use the sheet like a Bingo card and require the winner to find all the items in a row or column.
- You can limit the game to a designated area or allow the players to range all over the beach in search of the items.
- The great thing about a scavenger hunt is that you can set it up any way you’d like.
- Have fun!
Beach Scavenger Hunt
I created these four beach scavenger hunt sheets so that they’re all different.
You can print the sheets out as many times as you’d like. Each sheet is slightly different so that players are searching for different items. If you choose not to laminate the sheets, you may want to print them out on card stock paper so that they’re a bit more sturdy than regular printer paper.
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More Summer Scavenger Hunts
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- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
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