Do you need a fun activity to keep your kids busy during the Independence Day celebrations? We’ve got you covered with this free printable 4th of July scavenger hunt.
This download has super fun pictures that you can color in as you find them so it’s great for younger kids who can recognise the pictures, older kids who can read the words and adults who just want to join in the fun – perfect for the whole family!
Whether you want to run around doing this scavenger hunt as a fun game that will have you racing around your backyard or use it as a way to make sure that you all notice all of the fun things going on around your neighborhood this free printable is a great way to help you make the most of this special time of year.
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4th of July Scavenger Hunt
My kids love taking part in scavenger hunts so we’ve shared loads of scavenger hunt ideas over the past couple of years, they’re so much fun and my kids always have a blast trying to find everything on the list – they’re a great excuse to go and explore in a way you might not have otherwise done as well.
In the PDF file for this July 4th scavenger hunt you’ll find two different designs, the first one has the image in the bottom right colored in while the second PDF has been left in black and white so that you can color it in. Just choose your favorite one to print.
Scavenger Hunt Supplies
- Printed out scavenger hunt PDF on white printer paper or cardstock
- Coloring supplies – crayons, markers or coloring pencils
- Optional – clipboard
How To Do A Scavenger Hunt With Kids
In all honestly the best way to do this scavenger hunt with your kids is the way that suits you best.
Want to do this scavenger hunt in teams? Go for it. Print out a PDF for each team and give a set amount of time for each group to find as many items as they can. You could even grab a prize for the winners if you like.
Don’t want the stress of a competition? I hear you, sometimes something like that can be enough to tip kids over the edge on a day that’s already pretty hyped.
For our family I tend to print out a sheet for each person and then we go around and look for as many of the items as we can. There may not be a ‘winner’ to the game but everyone has a wonderful time still and the kids normally help each other, pointing out things that they’ve seen and found.
Do You Need To Find Everything On The List?
Absolutely not. While I hope that you’ll see loads of fun things this 4th July no one really knows if you’ll see a patriotic hat or not and it’s certainly not worth ruining your celebrations stressing out trying to find one.
With my own kids we normally just try and see how many we can find and that’s enough to keep them happy, but if you want to do this as more of a competition then the winner can always be the person or team who finds the most things.
4th of July Scavenger Hunt List of Items
On your printable you will find the following items to look for:
- Uncle Sam
- Patriotic Hat
- USA Flag
- BBQ Grill
In the corner of your scavenger hunt printable it also asks you if you can find someone wearing any of the following:
- A Bow-tie
- A Baseball Cap
Finally there’s one more question – can you hear the National Anthem?
More 4th of July Free Printables
I love sharing free printables so you won’t be surprised to learn that we have lots of freebies for you to grab for your 4th of July celebration, from printables that you can use for decoration to simple activities to help keep the kids busy.
This 4th July bunting featuring the American flag is available to download in both a colored in version and one that your kids can color in themselves.
We also have this printable 4th of July craft where kids can color and make a themed star wand.
Finally coloring pages are always popular and they can be a good way to help get a bit of calm as well amongst the excitement of fireworks, parades and barbeques and our 4th of July coloring pages are perfect to download for your celebrations.
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