Scavenger hunts and nature bingo to keep kids busy while camping
Adventuring with kids can look different everyday. We enjoy getting to remote back-country places but we also enjoy slow days at home. No matter where we end up playing we spend a large amount of time outside. We don’t incorporate structured play in all of our adventures but we try to have games to pull out for the kids if needed. They are also fun to share with new friends when camping. These games can keep a whole group of different aged kids engaged and working together.
Below are 3 easy games to engage kids in the nature. The games offer an opportunity to talk to kids about what they observe around them. Pull them out next time you are hiking or camping.
Kids love exploring nature and scavenger hunts provide an element of excitement
Pail in hand and ready to search for treasures
Our daughter calls these rainbow scavenger hunts. They are simple and can be independently completed by toddlers and still enjoyed by older kids. Make your own on the go with markers or print off a copy to bring. Having the kids make the colour scavenger hunt is an activity to enjoy as well! This is a great outdoor activity but it can also be used as a rainy day activity inside.
Outdoor rainbow / colour scavenger hunt in progress
Nature Bingo for kids
Get outside and have fun!