5 Reasons You Should Do A Scavenger Hunt With Your Kids Today (Free Printable)

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Scavenger hunts have just the right touch of fun, curiosity, and creativity that kids crave! I’m excited to share a free colors scavenger hunt printable with you today, along with my top 5 reasons as to why you should do more scavenger hunt activities with your kids!

My family and I are huge scavenger hunt fans! If you’re already a fan or if I can convince you to try some, check out this free alphabet scavenger hunt printable too!

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Why Are Scavenger Hunts Good For Kids?

Free Printable Color Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Scavenger hunt activities are a lot of fun! They supply many educational benefits to your child’s development and unique opportunities for children to learn about themselves, explore the world around them, and develop their problem-solving skills.

Here are 5 reasons you should do a scavenger hunt with your kids pronto!

  1. Setting up a scavenger hunt as an indoor, outdoor, birthday, or playgroup activity takes minimal effort and can actually be part of the fun! There are lots of scavenger hunts that involve no prep (like our free colors scavenger hunt). And those that do require some prep work usually have all the necessary supplies within the hunt.
  1. Scavenger hunts are a great way to spend time together! A scavenger hunt can be done with friends or family, but it can also be done one-on-one with your kids. They’re a great way for parents to spend quality time with their kids and teach them new skills while they’re at it!
  1. Scavenger hunts are educational! Scavenger hunts help children develop their problem-solving skills, encourages them to explore their surroundings, and teaches them how to interact with others in different ways. It’s great to see how kids think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to find ways around obstacles or solve clues.
free colors scavenger hunt game for kids
  1. Scavenger hunts are often used as a form of play and children learn best through play! Playing positively impacts your child’s mental and physical health and helps them develop and grow in a healthy, well-rounded way. Scavenger hunts that are more challenging or open-ended allow for more problem solving, decision making, sharing of ideas, and taking turns.
  1. Scavenger hunts are perfect for any age! There’s no doubt that earlier you start a scavenger hunt, the more benefits they provide. But don’t forget that they’re also great for adults. They are great for keeping people of all ages mentally sharp.

How to use the colors scavenger hunt printable

Your kids will have so much fun finding objects that match all colors of the rainbow with this free colors scavenger hunt activity!

First decide where you want to do the scavenger. Indoors, outdoors, somewhere specific in the house?

Next, print out the scavenger hunt and give it to everyone who’s participating. You can pair people up in small teams, let everyone work independently, or have a mixture of both.

Once everyone has a copy of the scavenger hunt, make sure that crayons, markers, colored pencils, or gel pens are ready for everyone to use. As people complete the hunt, they will draw the items they find that match a particular color on their scavenger hunt sheet.

Lastly, decide whether you want to put a time limit on the scavenger hunt. Setting a time limit adds more structure. If you’re using this for a birthday party, classroom or daycare setting, I would set a time limit for each color. One of the easiest ways to do this would be to use a timer app that ticks down or music when you’re ready to switch colors.

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Free colors scavenger hunt activity PDF

Ready to do a scavenger hunt? Awesome! The colors scavenger hunt printable comes in an easily downloadable PDF document format. To get your free worksheet fill out the form below and your PDF will be delivered directly to your inbox (easy peasy!).

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More scavenger hunt activities

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