Home » Fun » Free Printable Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt for a Fun Outdoor Activity
| |

Free Printable Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt for a Fun Outdoor Activity

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!

woman holding free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt on clipboard with rainbow of marker on wood background

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:

  • Caterpillar
  • Dragon Fly
  • Stink Bug
  • Pillbug
  • Crane Fly
  • Butterfly
  • Beetle
  • Wasp
  • Ladybug
  • Fly
  • Bee
  • Spider
  • Slug
  • Worm
  • Moth
  • Ant
  • Snail

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.
woman holding blue clipboard with free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt with rainbow of markers on wood background

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.

My younger boys and I find this type of clipboard with storage area that opens on the side (not bottom – coloring utensils fall out too easily that way!) works the best when we’re learning on-the-go.

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.

Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons, Sweet Scented Crayons, 24 Count (Package may vary)Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons, Sweet Scented Crayons, 24 Count (Package may vary)Deli 36 Pack Colored Pencils with Built-in Sharpener in Tube Cap, Vibrant Color Presharpened Pencils for School Kids Teachers, Soft Core Art Drawing Pencils for Coloring, Sketching, and PaintingDeli 36 Pack Colored Pencils with Built-in Sharpener in Tube Cap, Vibrant Color Presharpened Pencils for School Kids Teachers, Soft Core Art Drawing Pencils for Coloring, Sketching, and PaintingCrayola Super Tips Marker Set, Washable Art Markers For School, Back To School Supplies For Kids, 100 CountCrayola Super Tips Marker Set, Washable Art Markers For School, Back To School Supplies For Kids, 100 CountSooez Clipboard with Storage, High Capacity Nursing Clipboards with Pen Holder, Heavy Duty Plastic Storage Clipboard with Low Profile Clip, Clipboard Folder Side-Opening, Smooth Writing for OfficeSooez Clipboard with Storage, High Capacity Nursing Clipboards with Pen Holder, Heavy Duty Plastic Storage Clipboard with Low Profile Clip, Clipboard Folder Side-Opening, Smooth Writing for OfficeNeenah Paper Exact Index, 110-Pounds, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness (WAU40411)Neenah Paper Exact Index, 110-Pounds, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness (WAU40411)Scotch Self-Seal Laminating Pouches, 25 Pack, Letter Size (LS854-25G-WM)Scotch Self-Seal Laminating Pouches, 25 Pack, Letter Size (LS854-25G-WM)Magnetic Dry Erase Markers Fine Point Tip, 12 Colors White Board Markers Dry Erase Marker with Eraser Cap, Low Odor Whiteboard Markers Thin Dry Erase Markers for Kids Teachers Office School SuppliesMagnetic Dry Erase Markers Fine Point Tip, 12 Colors White Board Markers Dry Erase Marker with Eraser Cap, Low Odor Whiteboard Markers Thin Dry Erase Markers for Kids Teachers Office School Supplies

 

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:

  1. Learn about minibeasts with your kids: Read books and watch educational videos about these little creatures.
  2. Be prepared: You can carry nature guides and other materials to help you identify the minibeasts that you find.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).

Minibeasts in a Pond (Where to Find Minibeasts)Minibeasts in a Pond (Where to Find Minibeasts)Minibeasts Under a Stone (Where to Find Minibeasts)Minibeasts Under a Stone (Where to Find Minibeasts)TickiT-73410 Wooden Minibeast Blocks - Set of 33 - Bug Blocks for Toddlers 12m+ - Printed with Real Images - Double-Sided - Thick, Free-Standing Blocks for Role PlayTickiT-73410 Wooden Minibeast Blocks – Set of 33 – Bug Blocks for Toddlers 12m+ – Printed with Real Images – Double-Sided – Thick, Free-Standing Blocks for Role PlayMeet the MinibeastsMeet the MinibeastsMinibeasts: True rulers of our world and the key to our survivalMinibeasts: True rulers of our world and the key to our survivalMad about Minibeasts!Mad about Minibeasts!

 

woman holding blue clipboard with free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt with rainbow of markers on wood background with mock-up this printable

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.

You can most certainly print as many of these scavenger hunts as you need for your personal use, family, class, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who’d enjoy to have this sort of nature fun, I ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

To get this free minibeasts Scavenger Hunt, simply subscribe to Rock Your Homeschool.

You’ll receive an email with a PDF file, along with a password to open the Subscriber’s Library to all RYHS freebies.

Plus, you’ll get emails with ideas, resources, and encouragement to make life and learning fun 🙂

(Psst! Current RYHS members just need to access the Subscriber Freebies page and enter the password in your welcome email. If you have any problems or questions, please email Amy at [email protected])

Get your FREE Minibeasts Scavenger Hunt by tapping HERE or on the image below.

This free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt is an awesome way to help your kids outside and explore nature.

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!

mock-up of free printable minibeasts scavenger hunt

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *