Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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A neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids is a great idea for families or as a group activity. It’s a great way to get out of the house as a family and play alone during times of physical distancing.

top - collage of colorful scavenger hunt game boardsbottom - red box with text and magnifying glass

This free neighborhood scavenger hunt has four different games boards and can be downloaded and printed immediately. That means you can start having fun right away.

This neighborhood walk scavenger hunt is designed to work both for city and suburb neighborhoods. You should look over the game boards and see if they work with your neighborhood.

If all the items on the game boards are not available in your immediate neighborhood, you can play the game over several days. Simply drive to a different neighborhood, take a walk and continue to look for the missing items on your lists.

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids

I created this neighborhood scavenger hunt with pictures so that children of all ages and reading levels can play. This makes the game perfect for younger children up through tweens, and even teens.

When to Have a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

  • On an afternoon family walk
  • When the kids are getting restless inside
  • On a walk to school
  • As a fun form of exercise
  • When you take the dog on a walk
  • As a school or church activity
  • As an activity for a babysitter to keep children busy
  • As an activity for neighborhood kids to play together
  • As an activity when cousins or other children are visiting
  • As an activity for children at a barbecue or large family party

Since the neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids involves walking around the neighborhood, always make sure that younger children supervised.

How to Print the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

You can get the free copy of this neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids when you sign up for our free newsletter. You’ll promptly receive an email with the scavenger hunt pdf so you can print it and get started right away.

Simply right click on the document and save it to your computer.

You can then print the scavenger hunt pdf as many times as you’d like for your personal use.

You can print the game boards out on computer paper or use my preferred choice – card stock paper. Card stock paper is thicker and holds up better during an excited scavenger hunt.

You can also choose to laminate the game boards so that you can use them over and over again. This works especially well if you’ll be using this neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids as part of curriculum or children’s group activity.

close up of colorful scavenger hunt boards for neighborhood walk

My family has always enjoyed scavenger hunts. I’ve created several additional outdoor scavenger hunts that are just as much fun as this one:

If you’re looking for an indoor activity for children, there are indoor scavenger hunt games, too.

How to Play the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids

You can have children hunt for the items on the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids individually or in groups. By having a younger child play with an adult or older child it’s possible for children of all ages to play the scavenger hunt.

The children can look for all the items on the card or play the scavenger hunt like bingo by finding items in a column or row. 

You can also play for a set time period and the person that finds the most items on their game card wins.

I told you that we really enjoy scavenger hunts, so I also created game boards for many holidays.

Expert Tips for Printables

How do I access the free scavenger hunt?

Fill in the form above. When you submit the form, you will immediately be sent an email from Organized 31 with a link to the VIP Resources Library, including detailed instructions on how to access your printable. If you can’t find the welcome email after 3-4 minutes, check your spam folder. If you have any difficulty, you can email me and I’ll help you resolved any problems.

How do I print the pdf file?

The pdf usually opens right up when you click on the link in the VIP Resources Library. When that happens, simply right click on the pdf and either print or save the document to your device.

If the pdf does not pop up for you, you’ll most likely find it in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is located on your computer.

I’m worried about wasting printer ink – what can I do?

Most printers offer you the option to print in greyscale which is in black and white.

You can also look for the option to print in draft or economy mode. This usually means that the sheet is printed out with less ink. It still looks great and is a good way to print in color but use less ink.

How can I use the printable (what restrictions are there on use)?

You can print these pdf files as many times as you’d like for your personal or classroom use. Please do not share the file with family, friends or coworkers. Please do share the link to this post so they can access their own copy of the printable. All printables are copyrighted.

Be sure to pin so that you can always find this resource when you want to have your own neighborhood scavenger hunt for kids.

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  1. I literally have been searching after signing up for your newsletter for about 10 mins now and I can’t find the free scavenger hunt template, everything I click keeps bringing me to the bundle package. Help please ! Thanks

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