Beach Scavenger Hunt – Printables for Two Age Groups!

Before you head out to the beach, get these beach scavenger hunt printables for two age groups! We have created clues for preschoolers and readers, varying the design (and difficulty).

Sometimes it can be hard to keep little ones still when they need to hydrate or just stay out of the sun for a bit. This easy beach activity for kids is a good way to get them to sit for a minute while still having fun. 

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Download one or both of these free beach hunt pages for kids.

Beach Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I create a lot of free freebies like printable scavenger hunts, coloring pages and crafts, and even printable games. Having a skill in digital design does come in handy raising small children.

This fun vacation scavenger hunt for kids is bright, colorful, and has 16 items to find. I’ve also included a coloring page of this hunt so they can color in the car on the way to the beach or just sit and relax. 

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This pre-reader scavenger hunt focuses on the pictures but has words for early recognition practice.

Scavenger Hunt Clues for Kids – Readers and Early Readers

Because I have an early reader, I’m also building all of my scavenger hunts for kids in two formats. This beach scavenger hunt set comes with the format below, as well, to encourage reading.

Besides, we have to have some fun for the older kids! Even if they’re “too cool” for it, they just might get into it with the younger kids.

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Early readers and readers will keep engaged by using the checkboxes.

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Beach Scavenger Hunt Ideas

I usually pull these types of printables out when we’ve been out in the sun for awhile. After about an hour of playing in the sand and surf, my daughter is ready for a snack and a calm activity while she recharges.

You could print off this free beach scavenger hunt and break into teams or work as individuals. And i=f you forget to bring along crayons, pens, or pencils, beach finds work in a pinch. My daughter put shells, pieces of sand dollars, and even her dry snack crackers on the pictures to mark them.

Download the Beach Scavenger Hunt Set

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Please Share or Save This Fun Scavenger Hunt

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Pre-readers and readers both have something to do when it gets too hot at the beach.

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