It’s that time of year. Children are dressing up as their favorite ghouls and goblins, trick or treating, entering costume contests, and filling their bellies with Halloween candy. The only thing that could make this spooky season more exciting is a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.
Setting up your own scavenger hunt is easy. To help you create a fun-filled activity this October 31st, below we’ve outlined some of our favorite Halloween scavenger hunt ideas.
Setting Up Your Hunt
For an extra fun scavenger hunt, all you need is a bit of planning and preparation. Get creative, come up with your own clues, and plan out your hiding places ahead of time. With some simple prizes and a little bit of Halloween decor, your hunt will be a hit with the kids!
Scavenger Hunt Checklist
No Halloween scavenger hunt is complete without spooky-themed hidden items. With simple decorations, items from the dollar store, and some clever hiding places, your hunters will have a blast.
The scavenger hunt checklist below will help you get started. As your kids find objects, have them check the object off their list. The person to find the most objects wins the game.
Customizable Scavenger Hunt Clues
When you have customizable clues to point your hunters in the right direction, it adds an extra layer of fun. You can make your clues as simple or as complex as you want. Maybe your clue is just an arrow that points toward a hidden object, or maybe you make things a little tougher and write a riddle for your kids to solve.
Below are some helpful printables for customizable clues – just fill in the blank!
Scavenger Hunt Prizes
Prizes are the perfect way to motivate your kids to get searching. Consider using our winner’s coupons below to reward the winner or winners of your hunt. Just fill in the blanks on each coupon. Ideas for prizes include candy bars, homemade spiced pumpkin cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed toys, or glow-in-the-dark stickers.
There’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than throwing a Halloween scavenger hunt. Using the ideas and printables outlined above, your hunt is sure to be a success with the kiddos. Have fun!