Zoo Scavenger Hunt For Kids

This post is brought to you by Chrissy from The Taylor House

Spending a day at the zoo with my kids is one my favorite summer outings.  Being outside and getting the chance to see animals that we rarely see is such a treat for them.  We always seem to get through the zoo way too fast though! 

I decided to make a printable Zoo scavenger hunt for kids that my boys can use while we are there, they loved my nature scavenger hunt for kids last summer and I decided to use the idea and make another fun version for them. 

This zoo scavenger hunt shows not only the names of the animals but pictures of what they look like.  I thought this would be a great addition and make it useable for young children as well.  As you are walking through the zoo, have your kids point out the animals on the scavenger hunt and cross them off the list!


You can print out your own Zoo Scavenger Hunt that we have created and you will be set for a day of fun at the zoo with your kids!

My boys thought said these animals were some of their favorites and asked to have them on the scavenger hunt.  They weren’t sure if they would be able to find all of them, but I don’t think it should be too much of a problem.  This is a great way to keep them involved and interacting with myself and each other while we are at the zoo. 

I like to laminate our scavenger hunts so that I can reuse them again and again.  Plus, it is easy to erase a mistake if a child makes one!  The nature scavenger hunt for kids that I created last year has been used over and over, and is ready for more use. 


I love that these scavenger hunts are an easy and inexpensive activity for kids in the summer or any time of year to have fun and keep busy!

Be sure to check out my other scavenger hunt ideas!

Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt


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  1. What fun! Thanks so much for generously sharing your free printable, Chrissy! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest.

  2. Rachel Wilson says:

    You incorrectly identified the chimpanzee as a “monkey”, it is an “ape”. You should either change the word or the photo.

  3. Thank you for pointing that out Rachel. What a great teachable moment. Andrea

  4. Linda C says:

    These are great! Thanks for sharing – scavenger hunts are so much fun for kids

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