Have kids that love scavenger hunts? Or simply need an activity for your inner child? We’ve collected the best printable scavenger hunts from all over the web! Have tons of fun hunting with the whole family. Enjoy!
Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids
I’ve loved scavenger hunts since I was a kid. Well, I still love them! Some of my best memories are from scavenger hunts with family and friends. They got me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to meet new people. Plus, I love a good challenge and a prize, so I always gave my all to win the hunt! Scavenger hunts are amazing ice breakers for group scenarios, like at camp or a birthday party. Or, you can make a special scavenger hunt for a loved one to show them how much you care!
We had so much fun gathering the best printable scavenger hunts for kids from all over the internet. Whether you’re looking for a scavenger hunt at home or an outdoor scavenger hunt for kids, we’ve got a scavenger hunt for every season and occasion. Happy hunting!
WHAT IS A SCAVENGER HUNT?
A scavenger hunt is an engaging game played by children (and adults, too!). Every scavenger hunt begins with a list of objects to find and riddles or clues to help the players locate the items. To play the game, divide the players into at least 2 teams and give the teams or individual players copies of the list of clues.
WHAT ARE THE SCAVENGER HUNT RULES?
Scavenger hunts can be played individually or in groups — either way, whoever finishes first wins! There are two types of hunts. Hunts can be consecutive where a team or individuals are given the first clue which leads to the second, third, fourth, and so on. Alternatively, hunts can be done using a checklist where the full list of “must do’s” are provided at the beginning. Provide players with a writing utensil, and they can check off their finds as they go!
INDIVIDUAL SCAVENGER HUNTS
Individual scavenger hunts are a great way to busy a child or give them individual gifts on a special day. At each stopping point, before the next scavenger hunt riddle clue is given, gift your child a piece of their larger present. You can do this on birthday or even collecting their Back to School Supplies. Yes, you can do a scavenger hunt at home to make even Back to School Supplies exciting!
To begin, supply the player with the first scavenger hunt clue. The first riddle will lead them to the second. The second will lead them to the third clue and so on until the scavenger hunt is over. You can also provide a scavenger hunt checklist where the entire list must be completed before a prize is given.
GROUP SCAVENGER HUNTS
Group scavenger hunts are perfect for sleepovers, lock-ins, class parties, and more. Even adults can find their inner child and have fun challenging each other in outdoor venues like parks, concerts, the mall, or in a city hunt challenge around town.
Either supply your groups with a scavenger hunts riddle and clue #1 or provide them a list of things to get on a piece of paper. This list is their checklist and must be completed in order to declare a winner. A checklist Scavenger Hunt is typically easier for large groups, so you don’t have to go around hiding multiple sets of clues for each team.
Use some of these Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids below or search Pinterest for scavenger hunt ideas for adults. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest too!
Scavenger Hunt Prize Ideas
Customize your prizes to the size of your scavenger hunt group. If you’ll have a lot of people winning, opt for smaller prizes. If you are doing an individual hunt, you can make the prize larger.
Scavenger Hunt Prize Ideas include:
- Cheap trophies (fill with candy)
- A cheap medal
- Candy Bars
- Gift Cards
- Carnival prize toys
- Seasonal prizes based on the scavenger hunt theme.
Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids
First up, the Rainbow Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers. Lead the kids through a color challenge finding objects with specific colors throughout the home.
Go outdoors with these 20 Camping scavenger hunt riddles for kids. This outdoor treasure hunt is perfect for the campsite.
Got a little scientist at home? Grab this free Stem Scavenger Hunt Science Activity for Kids.
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If you are planning a large gathering – playing outdoors with family, neighborhood friends, youth group, camp or even an outdoor birthday party, take a look at these Outdoor Party Games for Kids. Includes directions and supply list as well as a blank Scavenger Hunt Template.
WHAT’S TRENDING? Take your kids on a BACK TO SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT for their school supplies.
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