This minibeasts scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to enjoy a fun outdoor activity with your kids.
You’ll have a blast searching for and finding these small creatures on the ground, in the air, and all around.
Find out more about this nature-themed scavenger hunt and get your free printable today!
A Super Fun Way to Explore Nature
Want an easy yet engaging way to get your kids excited about nature?
Try an outdoor-themed scavenger hunt!
When you pair the excitement of a scavenger hunt with observing and discovering different parts of nature, you’re taking learning to the next level.
And this minibeasts scavenger hunt is an excellent way to enjoy this type of activity with your kids.
What are minibeasts? Great question! According to Minibeast Wildlife, minibeasts are “small animals that do not have an internal skeleton. They are scientifically known as invertebrates.” TheSchoolRun also provides some awesome information and pictures to learn more about minibeasts.
My younger boys LOVE to search all around our yard for all sorts of things, like sticks, mushrooms, and other “treasures”. When they find little critters like minibeasts, they’re absolutely ecstatic.
I thought it would be fun for my boys (and hopefully your kids, too) to go on a minibeasts scavenger hunt!
Learn More About This Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt
This free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt is on one page.
Instructions are provided on the worksheet. Your kids will color in the minibeasts as they see or find them.
This scavenger hunt for kids features minibeasts, including:
- Dragon Fly
- Stink Bug
- Crane Fly
You’ll also find 2 bonus sections:
- Listen! Can you hear a grasshopper, cricket, or cicada?
- Make It! Collect sticks, leaves, and pinecones to make a bug hotel.
Creative Ideas for Enjoying This Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt with nature themes involves your children coloring in the minibeasts when spotted or found. It can be a great idea to have a variety of coloring tools to pick from, like crayons, color pencils, and fine-tip markers.
If coloring would be difficult when you’re outside, no worries! Just make a pencil mark next to the minibeast and color it in later 😉
Also, I suggest printing this minibeasts scavenger hunt on white cardstock. Regular printer paper works fine. My boys, however, get rather excited when doing this type of activity and have a tendency to accidentally rip the paper. Perhaps your kids are the same way?
If you’d like to use this printable scavenger hunt again and again, you can laminate it or place in a dry erase sleeve.
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Tips & Tricks for Enjoying This Type of Scavenger Hunt with Your Kids
When going on this type of outdoor scavenger hunt, it can be helpful to keep a few things in mind:
- Learn about minibeasts with your kids: Read books and watch educational videos about these little creatures.
- Be prepared: You can carry nature guides and other materials to help you identify the minibeasts that you find.
- Keep it simple: Don’t feel compelled to search over every square inch that you’re exploring. Or explain it all in scientific detail. And you don’t have to find each minibeast right away. Stretch it these activities to look forward to spending time together.
- Make the most of the experience: Even if you’re not an outdoorsy type, try to get into it for your kids. You can even tell them that minibeasts aren’t your favorite things but you’re stretching yourself with new opportunities.
- Think outside the box: Stuck inside (weather, illness, or don’t have a lot of time)? No worries! You can still enjoy this minbeasts scavenger hunt by using it with books, nature documentaries, and videos.
- Add your own prompts: Before you set off on your scavenger hunt, talk about the prompts. Include ideas the your kids have on the back (they can even create doodles to go along).
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Get Your Free Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt!
High five! You’re so close to enjoying a super cool outdoor activity with your kids!
This free minibeasts Scavenger Hunt is on one printable (PDF) page.
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What minibeasts would you add to this printable scavenger hunt? Share your ideas in the comments area below.
Wishing you and your kids tons of outdoor fun!