These scavenger hunt printables were born out of a desire to connect intentionally with my toddler. Since she was a small baby wrapped in a carrier she has gone for walks with me and I have talked to her about anything and everything she is seeing – the pink flower, the yellow butterfly, the clouds. We talk about the things we are hearing too – the car horn, the cows moo, the crickets.

I have found that the more I talk to her about what is around us and ask her questions, the fewer why questions she asks of me. It is also a great opportunity to practice colors and recognizing birds, flowers, trees, and so forth. We do this in the car too and my toddler can easily identify where she is at by the landmarks she knows. If you start when they’re young, before you know it, your toddler will be pointing things out to you!

Playing this sort of “I Spy” game has become part of our everyday lives. It is amazing how much it opens your eyes to the beauty of the world around you.

Use these scavenger hunts as a jumping off point for your own conversations in the car, on a walk, in the airport, and at the grocery store. You can simply talk through them or for older toddlers, hand them the sheet and let them check things off as they find them.

However you choose to use them, I hope these scavenger hunt printables will help you notice and enjoy the beauty of everyday life.

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