We absolutely love going to the zoo (especially now that we renewed our zoo pass)! We normally just enjoy meandering from one exhibit to the next, but this time I thought it would be fun to trying something new and put together a zoo scavenger hunt.
Try A Zoo Scavenger Hunt
I used some of my dad’s amazing photographs from Zimbabwe (as well as a few others licensed as public domain) to create this printable Zoo Scavenger Hunt.
I printed each of the boys their own copy, gave them a clipboard as well as a marker, and off we went!
Scavenger Hunt At The Zoo
Every time we saw an animal on our scavenger hunt page, Big Brother would sit down and cross it off his list. He loved counting how many animals we had left after he crossed off each one!
Here are our completed scavenger hunts… Big Brother was meticulous about crossing out the animal name and circling the animal picture. Little Brother got a little excited about the process!
We Loved Our Zoo Scavenger Hunt!
This activity was so much fun for everyone! It gave Big Brother something to get excited about. It also avoided the typical “It’s-Time-to-Leave-Battle”…once the Scavenger Hunt was completed, Big Brother said, “Okay, we’re finished! It’s time to leave now.”
I’d love for you to try it out and tell me whether your kids enjoyed it!
Article originally posted in April 2012
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