Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids

Scavenger hunts are so much fun to do as a group activity. Here are some fun printable scavenger hunt ideas and lists that you can use at a party or gathering, either indoors or outdoors.

Scavenger Hunt Ideas

These DIY paper tube binoculars are the perfect craft to make to accompany any scavenger hunt, especially your outdoor ones!

And here are two printable school scavenger hunt lists, one for a classroom and one in the library:


If those printable lists won’t work in the area you live or building/home you are in, try these other themed ideas and come up with your own list!

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt – Find something that starts with every letter of the alphabet.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt – Create a list of things to find in the parks or woods in your area.

Shopping Mall Scavenger Hunt – Give teams a small budget and a long list of items, and see how smart they can be with their money!

Photo Scavenger Hunt – Collect pictures instead of items in this mess-free version of the game!

Magazine Scavenger Hunt – Cut out pictures of items on your scavenger hunt list.

Wacky Web / Library Scavenger Hunt – Have people find on the internet weird facts and stories, such as who is the world’s tallest woman, or see if you can find a person seriously injured by a feather.

Math Scavenger Hunt – Give teams an equation, such as find 3 stones, plus 5 paper clips, minus 1 piece of trash you find and throw away…

Trivia Scavenger Hunt – See which team can hunt down the most facts about your favorite movie, sports team, or whatever theme you love.

Family Reunion Scavenger Hunt – Find family members who are younger than 10, who have been to Paris, who have fought in wars, etc.

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1 – 10 Scavenger Hunt – Find items with the numbers 1 through 10 on them – a remote control doesn’t count for all of them!!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Create a spooky list of things to find, or do a…

Graveyard Scavenger Hunt – Find a tombstone from the 1800’s, find a person who lived to be over 100 years old, etc.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt – Make this the game where you give instead of collect items! Find someone to give your old pair of jeans to, or someone who needs their sidewalk shoveled.

Winter Scavenger Hunt – Create a list of things found in the winter, like icicles, a Christmas card, or a winter berry branch.

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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