Get Back to Nature With a Backyard Scavenger Hunt

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You don’t need to venture far from your house to find a fun activity for your kids to do while in lockdown. Get outdoors and explore your backyard with a scavenger hunt. We’ve put together a list of things for you and your kids to find. There are lots of interesting bugs, leaves and other natural things to find as well as other things you might find in your backyard. Print it off and let the kids check them out or keep it on your phone. That should keep them busy for a while. (Once social distancing is over, you can also use this list as a birthday party activity).

Click on the link to download a printable.

Backyard Scavenger Hunt


  • Bird
  • Butterfly
  • Grass
  • Dandelion
  • Laundry line
  • Ant
  • Stick or twig
  • Green leaf
  • Lizard, skink or cricket
  • Bug
  •  Rock or pebble
  • Flower pot
  • Fly
  •  Worm
  • Brown Leaf
  • Spider’s web
  • Feather
  • Cloud
  • A piece of bark
  • Tree roots
  • Seed or seed pod
  • Ladybug
  • Flower
  • Herb or vegetable
  • Hose
  • Ball
  • Wild berry or nut
  • Australian native plant or flower
  • Petal
  • Gardening tool
  • Kids toy
  • Bee

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