Spring is in full bloom and it’s filled with beautiful sights and sounds! From birds chirping to flowers blossoming, there are a number of things students can explore this season. And with the warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors for an engaging adventure.

Nature scavenger hunts are a fun and easy way to get students outside to learn about the changing seasons. With their scavenger hunt list in hand, students can discover flowers, leaves, berries and other spring-related items on their nature adventure. Head outside and use this fun activity to study nature and the spring season with your students!


  • Paper or plastic bags to store the items
  • Clipboards to hold the scavenger hunt list
  • Pencils or pens to check off items as they find them
  • Scavenger hunt list (see below)

Scavenger Hunt List:

  • Dandelion
  • Twig
  • Leaf
  • Three-leaf clover
  • Acorn
  • Rock or pebble
  • Flower petal
  • Feather
  • Pinecone
  • Wild berry


  1. Print copies of the scavenger hunt list.
  2. Divide students into groups of 2-4. Give each group a bag, clipboard, pencil and copy of the scavenger hunt list.
  3. Head outside to the playground or local park.
  4. Give students 15-30 minutes to find the items on the list. Once they’ve found an item, have them store it in their bag and check it off the list.
  5. Once time is up, head back inside and ask students to share what they found with the other groups.
  6. Bonus: Make it a contest! Have each group count the number of items they collected. The group of students who found the most items wins a treat!

This spring nature scavenger hunt is a fun way for students to experience the spring season. Find similar activities, check out our Spring Crafts and Activities Pinterest board.