Bring fun and laughter with this Birthday Scavenger Hunt for kids and adults. Create a new family tradition or use at a Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party to collect presents with these 20 Birthday Treasure Hunt clues.
We love ideas to twist up the traditional family birthday. By doing something out of the ordinary, you create “special moments” when celebrating the birthday of a loved one. Add birthday breakfasts, flood a bedroom with balloons, or organized a birthday parade! These unique moments, because they are out of the ordinary, create a filed memory in one’s head.
If you’re looking for a creative and fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday, then consider planning a birthday scavenger hunt! It’s a fun twist on traditional gift giving and makes getting birthday presents so exciting.
Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party
Birthday Scavenger Hunt Ideas can be done with family and/or friend. In fact, add this activity to your child’s party for a fun adventure and party game that their guests will always remember. The best part is that your child gets to work with their friends to solve the birthday riddles to find the clues that lead to their gift. Once all the presents are gathered, sit down and have fun opening them with family and friends.
Here’s how the birthday treasure hunt works:
To pull of the best scavenger hunt party idea, you need to do a little prep.
Schedule: Scavenger hunts can be done anytime during the kid’s birthday party, or as a closing activity that will keep all of your guests entertained to the very last minute.
What you need: You’ll need this Birthday Scavenger Hunt pdf, scotch tape, and gifts with clues attached to each.
Set up: Print the pages out on cardstock with a color printer. You’ll also need to cut out the individual scavenger hunt clues and attach them to items in your house that all lead back to where you will hide the birthday gifts. If you have 15 birthday gifts, use 15 clues. If you have more than 20 birthday gifts, have two gifts at one clue setting.
Rules: To make this work in a party setting, you’ll want to explain the scavenger hunt rules to the kids and remind them that they will work together to find all of the clues in order to find the birthday presents. Working together will be a great way to teach teamwork, problem solving, and planning skills. No to mention, building excitement about the gifts!
Time: Include a time limit for the kids to find the birthday presents so that everyone is kept on their toes. A time limit of 20 or 30 minutes works well, especially for opening presents.
Now it’s time to get started.
Here’s an example of how it’s done:
The first clue is: It is your birthday and we have a lot of clues. The first one is found where you put your shoes. After reading the clue aloud, the kids would think through where they put their shoes and go to that location, such as by the front door.
Next up: At this point, you might be tempted to stop. Keep going and look in the place where at night you plop. Once again, read this clue aloud and send them on their way to find the next one, in this case their bedroom bed!
Remember to scatter the clues out so that no one finds all of the clues in one location. Kids follow each clue to find a new gift. Travel from the washing machine, to the play room, utensil drawer, bedroom and more.
Each at home scavenger hunt clue should lead to another in a fun, exciting game of ‘hot and cold’ so that the kids are searching all over your home for clues.
At the last clue is a great place to have the goodie bags for all of the kids. When the clue searching is done, the birthday scavenger hunt gets really fun because it’s time for gifts and cake! Have the kids gather around the table and enjoy their hard work with ice cream, treats at each spot, and lots of cake!
There are so many ways to celebrate a child’s birthday, but this Birthday Scavenger Hunt is such a creative and memorable idea that your birthday child will love. Planning this for your kid’s next birthday celebration could be just what you need to make sure everyone has a blast! Have fun and enjoy your child’s big day.
Birthday Scavenger Hunt Printable
Download 20 birthday scavenger hunt clues. Digital download set includes 20 rhyming riddles for kids (or adults) and your the birthday scavenger hunt riddles answer key.
We also have more scavenger hunt ideas and scavenger hunt printable PDFs. Take a look at this scavenger hunt list and and grab one of these kids treasure hunts for your family.
- Camping Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt (use with or without Elf on the Shelf)
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Back to School Supply Treasure Hunt
Free Birthday Printables
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