Make a walk around the neighborhood a little more fun with this printable neighborhood scavenger hunt! Kids will have a blast trying to find all of these things on their walk and adults will love that kids will be entertained the entire walk!
Fun Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Everyone always talks about what kind of habits routines do you want to continue into normal life once we are no longer staying home.
For me, one of those things is our daily family walks. We’ve been walking almost daily around our neighborhood and the sun and exercise has been a game-changer!
It also means that I’ve had to find ways to keep my 7-year-old entertained on said walks because walking around the same neighborhood every day can get a little old.
We did this neighborhood scavenger hunt on our walk this week and we walked two miles without him saying I’m bored once!
How to Do a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
This neighborhood scavenger hunt is so simple!
Print out the PDF that you can download at the bottom of this post. The PDF includes a one-page sheet and a two to a page sheet in case you have two kids who would rather do this separately on the walk or a one-page one to do it all together.
Once it’s printed, you’re ready to go!
Go on a walk with your scavenger hunt and simple look for all of the things on the neighborhood scavenger hunt list on your walk.
One rule that we made and you can (or don’t have to) – no finding things that are part of your group. So if you bring your phone on the walk, that doesn’t count for a phone. Your family walking doesn’t count for “a family,” etc.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt List
If you don’t want to download the printable to take with you, here’s the neighborhood scavenger hunt list I put together.
And this is a scavenger hunt for kids – you can count whatever you want for each of these items. If it says a barbecue grill and someone has a little fire pit thing outside – that can totally count.
Although I did tell my make my son find an actual blue car instead of the black ones he kept claiming blue, so it’s totally up to you.
I tried to make the items on the list universal enough that they could be found in every single neighborhood and general enough that you’d likely see them on most walks.
That’s with one caveat – it’s designed to be for an actual neighborhood like with houses, trees, playgrounds, and kids. If that’s not your neighborhood, this probably won’t work for you.
Here’s what’s on the scavenger hunt!
- Basketball hoop
- A blue car
- A phone – this could be someone on a phone
- Red clothing
- A bicycle
- A mailbox
- A ball
- A streetlamp
- A fence
- Blue door
- A family
- A yard sign
- A trampoline
- A truck
- For sale/sold sign
- Someone running
- A brown house
- A flying bug
- A barbecue grill
- Fire hydrant
- Recycling bin
- Welcome sign
- Someone gardening
- License plate with K
- A dog
- A chair
- Kids playing
- A hose
More Scavenger Hunts
If you need more ideas for scavenger hunts to do around your neighborhood, any of these would be a great fit! Or try any of these other scavenger hunt ideas!
- Nature scavenger hunt
- Alphabet scavenger hunt – do the one where you fill in the blanks with items around your neighborhood
- Animal scavenger hunt for kids
- Red, white, and blue scavenger hunt
- Fall photo scavenger hunt
Download the File
Enter your first name and email address in the form below to get the neighborhood scavenger hunt list. As mentioned above, this will include a two page PDF – a full sheet scavenger hunt and a half sheet scavenger hunt.
If you anticipate doing this more than once, I highly recommend laminating and using a dry erase marker to mark things off as you go instead of a pen! Then you can just use over and over again.
If you do not see the form below, click here to get to it.