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Spring Scavenger Hunt (free printable) for Preschoolers and Toddlers

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Forget flashcards – the best way for your child to learn spring nature words is to get outside and experience them first hand! You can make it a fun game with a spring scavenger hunt for preschoolers and toddlers!

Let’s Learn Spring Vocabulary Words!

Since we live in a very snowy area, I want to soak up every moment of warm weather that we have. It’s already the beginning of May, but we are just getting buds here ☺

spring vocabulary preview

This scavenger hunt has pictures of spring vocabulary including

  • Bird
  • Flowers
  • Ant
  • Worm
  • Mud
  • Puddle
  • Butterfly
  • Rock
  • Stick

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Who Can Use the Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable?

This activity is ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and special needs children. Your child/children can use this picture worksheet to guide the search for spring vocabulary!

Grab your free printable copy of the spring scavenger hunt by clicking here!

spring scavenger hunt preview

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How to Get Ready for Your Spring Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Once you’ve printed out your copy of the spring scavenger hunt, you can
1. leave it in the paper form
2. or if you think you’ll be doing this activity multiple times, you can either laminate it or slip into a page protector and use dry-erase markers to circle the items you find!
3. Grab a clipboard if you have one and a marker or pencil.

Before you head out, preview the vocabulary with your child and go over any rules such as staying close to Mom, not picking flowers from other people’s yards, no touching animals/birds, etc.

image of spring vocabulary words rock

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Going on a Spring Scavenger Hunt with My Toddler

We did this activity in our own yard and neighborhood, but I think it would be great to try at a park or nature preserve in the future! Luckily, we live very close to an awesome state park with tons of trails.

When we did this scavenger hut, we circled the pictures that we found, but you could also take a picture of each item with your phone! (When I’ve done other scavenger hunts with elementary-aged students, they enjoy taking a picture or video of the items they found.)

scavenger hunt items on free worksheet

Once you are back inside, count how many you found and write it at the bottom. We found 6!

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