Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day is a great time to get the family outside and learn about the environment around us! One fun way to do this is to go on an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.

You can make a list of items to find, such as leaves of different colors, acorns, or rocks. Or, you can give your kids a camera and see what they can find that interests them. I’ve made this easy by including a printable scavenger list of items kids can find around the neighborhood.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

This is a great activity for all ages and a great way to learn about the world around us and how we can protect it!

Earth Day Activities for Preschool

This list of Earth Day outdoor scavenger hunt ideas is perfect for all ages from Preschool, Kindergarten to Middle School.

The images on this list will help children learn to read. Checking off the boxes will help with fine motor skills. Plus this scavenger hunt gets kids outside and thinking about how to help the environment.

When is Earth Day 2022?

This year Earth Day falls on April 22, 2022, which is a Friday. You can do your Earth Day outdoor activities either after school on Friday or do them on the weekend. This is a great way to have fun doing Earth Day activities with your kids.

Here is what is included in this free 2-page Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Printable. Just download, print and use. I have included the link at the bottom of the post.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt List

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Click on the link below to download your copy of this list of Earth Day Scavenger Hunt ideas.


  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.