Kick off the start of the year with this New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt! The kids will love running all over the house, trying to find the clues before the clock strikes midnight. These scavenger hunt cards are great for giving clues to have the kids burning off the last bit of energy before the current year ends. Full of awesome and exciting clues, these indoor scavenger hunt cards are perfect for everyone to join in on the fun!
Celebrating New Year’s Eve is an exciting time! There’s festive food everywhere you look, fun games being played, smiles all around, music blaring loudly, and everyone waiting patiently for the countdown to the new year to begin. These New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt Clues are the perfect balance of ease and logic – meaning that everyone in the house can join in and solve.
Use this family scavenger hunt printable as a way to pass the time and have everyone on their feet. What better way to end the current year and ring in the new year than by a little bit of friendly family competition? Get ready – the clues on this treasure hunt will have people trekking all over the house!
What are some fun New Year’s Eve traditions?
Holiday traditions are the best! The fun thing is that they vary from family to family! Most people spend the last night of the year reminiscing about the year and making resolutions for moving forward. If that’s not your thing, no problem! The great thing about having a fun New Year’s Eve party is that you can make it however you want.
Some fun traditions for the new year include:
Pop Countdown Balloons Every Hour
Eat 12 Grapes for Good Luck
Give a Toast
Sing “Auld Lang Syne
An indoor hunt is actually a perfect new year’s eve activity. Do it year after year with the family.
New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt Clues and Ideas
Get ready to have a blast on the last day of December. Use these scavenger hunt riddles and clues and see who can find what’s waiting at the end. This really is a fun way to have a great New Year’s Eve celebration. There are 20 riddles that are typed out, ready, and waiting for you to print. See a sneak peek below so you know what to expect!
A few clues include:
Yay, it’s New Year’s Eve! Let’s have some treasure hunt fun. You first clue can be found where all the cooking gets done. (Kitchen or stove.)
Do you eat black eyed peas for a little luck? Find the next clue by the trash, before it ends up in the garbage truck. (Trash can.)
Happy New Year, you’ve almost finished the race. When you look in this mirror, we hope it puts a smile on your face. (Mirror.)
For the full list of easy-to-print and ready-to-use scavenger hunt clues, scroll down to the bottom!
What are the rules for this scavenger hunt list?
The rule is that there are no rules! Well, maybe one…no cheating is the biggest rule. Work together or alone, and see who can solve the riddles and find all the clues. Along the way of the treasure hunt, you can have small prizes or candy. Alternatively, save the biggest prize for the end of the hunt. Perhaps a fun New Year Gift. You could even make the prize an experience like a family trip that will be taken next year (which is basically… tomorrow!)
Who are these Treasure Hunt Clues for?
Toddlers: When doing this new year treasure hunt with toddlers, pair the child with older kids, or an adult, to guide them through the riddle clues. As hints, you can also have pictures of each item featured in the clues.
Teens: Youth and older kids can also enjoy this treasure hunt. Split them up in pairs, print the file twice and set the timer. The mission is to be the child that runs the race with the shortest time limit. The winner gets a trophy (which isn’t really a trophy – just all the glory and boast) which means so much to any teen!
Adults: Why not? Take on your inner youth and go on on a scavenger hunt around the home. The rewards are small bottles of liquor or maybe one pound lost at each new clue…. man, I would be running that race fast! But really, if doing this hunt for a significant other, you could make it sweet and have a photo of memorable events of the past year. It create a cute and instant photo album. Toast with Champagne glasses at the end.
New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt PDF
You’re going to have so much fun with this! Just download and print the New Year’s Eve indoor scavenger hunt. These at home riddles can be used around the house. Omit the treasure hunt clues that do not fit your home. For example, if you don’t want the kids in the fridge or freezer, leave off that clue.
Included in this fun scavenger hunt printable PDF file are:
- 20 New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt Riddles for home
- NYE Scavenger Hunt Riddles Answer Key
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More Scavenger Hunt Printables
Treasure Hunts bring fun to any occasion. Take a look at these other seasonal Scavenger Hunt ideas for the kids (or kids at heart!)
- Birthday Scavenger Hunt
- Camping Scavenger Hunt
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- Easter Scavenger Hunt
- Back to School Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- More Printable Scavenger Hunt Ideas
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