The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt List for Family Camping


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Having fun with kids while camping lasts more than just the weekend, it creates memories that your children will share with their kids and improves family bonds. Scavenger hunts are a sure-fire way to make sure kids stay interested during a hike and won't suffer electronics withdrawals while relaxing around the campsite. We’ve found there is no one size fits all for scavenger hunts, it’s best to have a list of ideas and write them down for the little ones depending on what’s easily and safely available. Remember, to start them young with leave no trace! A few things you may need: Pencils, Paper, Clipboards, Tupperware.


Things to Find on a Scavenger Hunt


  1. Rough Rock
  2. Smooth Rock
  3. Pebble the size of your Pinky Nail
  4. Red LeafGreen Leaf
  5. Yellow Leaf
  6. Brown Leaf
  7. Chewed Leaf
  8. Dry Pine needles
  9. Pinecone or an Acorn
  10. Something a Raccoon would like to eat
  11. Feather
  12. Seed
  13. Something Purple
  14. Something Yellow
  15. Something Red
  16. Something Green
  17. Piece of Firewood
  18. Stick that would be good to Roast Marshmallows with
  19. Any Litter to Pick up and Throw Away  

Things to See on a Scavenger Hunt


  1. Fish
  2. Frog
  3. Moss
  4. Wildflower
  5. Mushroom
  6. Deer
  7. Squirrel, Rabbit or Chipmunk
  8. Small Bird
  9. Big Bird
  10. Slug or a Snail
  11. Bugs
  12. Ants
  13. Spider
  14. Bee
  15. Animal Tracks
  16. Animal Poop
  17. A Cloud that Looks Like an Animal

Things to Do on a Scavenger Hunt


  1. Feel Rough Tree Bark
  2. Feel Smooth Tree Bark
  3. Listen to a Bird Chirping
  4. Touch Something Wet
  5. Smell a Wildflower
  6. Feel Something Prickly
  7. Rub Pine Needles Between Your Fingers
  8. Draw a Picture of a Wildflower You See
  9. Draw a Picture of a Tree You See
  10. Draw a Picture of a Mountain You See
  11. Draw a Picture of an Animal or Bug You Saw
  12. Draw a Picture of Something Pretty for Mom
  13. Draw a Picture of Something Cool for Dad