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Halloween Scavenger Hunt For Kids -Free Printable

Are you looking for a fun, unique way to celebrate the Halloween season with your kids? Why not try a Halloween scavenger hunt for kids?

A Halloween scavenger hunt is a fun activity that gets kids out of the house to explore their neighborhood on Hallow’s Eve.

This scavenger hunt will motivate your kids to collect Halloween-related items and keep them busy throughout the night.  

If you need help creating a scavenger hunt for Halloween, we’ve got it covered. 

We have put together the printable scavenger hunt for you. So gather up the kids and start this festive fall activity today.

A printable handout pdf of different Halloween items checklist for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for kids

How To Do A Halloween Scavenger Hunt?

To play, print our free PDF file with Halloween-themed items, such as pumpkins, black cats, and bats.

Find a specific location in the neighborhood for each item on the list and place it or hide it there.

Once you print the scavenger hunt, hand out a copy to each kid. Instruct them to check off the boxes of each item they see.

Then, head out into the neighborhood with them and see how many things they can find.

The kid who finds the most items at the end of the hunt wins a prize. Here’s a great idea to make it more challenging – set a time limit. 

Another fun idea is to create custom clues. You can make your own clues, with each clue leading to the different Halloween items or the next clue at the next location.

This way of playing the game can be so much fun for older kids. To make the clue cards, write the clues on a piece of cardstock and trim to size.

Other than the typical Halloween treats, here are some ideas for great prizes. We like these non-candy treats:

  • Halloween-themed pajamas
  • Hocus Pocus board game
  • Halloween crafts- like paintable ceramic pumpkins
  • Gift cards
  • Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss

Benefits of Planning a Scavenger Hunt For Kids

Printable Halloween scavenger hunts are a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. And it will keep kids active and engaged for this spooky night. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Get kids active. Scavenger hunts are a fun way to get kids outside and explore their surroundings. They can also help burn off some of that extra energy they’ve stored up all week!
  • Teach kids about Halloween. They can be a great way to teach them about Halloween’s history and its different traditions. 
  • Get kids socializing. Halloween scavenger hunts can help get them to socialize with other kids in their neighborhood. They can also help kids learn how to interact with adults positively.
  • Have fun! Kids of all ages will have so much fun with these hide-and-seek games. And they’re a great way to help them create lasting memories.

Click the PDF printable below to get started with this awesome Halloween scavenger hunt for kids.

For other fun ideas on Halloween night, take a look at these puzzle activity sets, Halloween color by number pages, and zombie and monster coloring pages.

Before you go, you may also want to check out our fall and neighborhood scavenger hunt focusing on nature, and this free scavenger hunt for road trips!

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A printable handout pdf of different Halloween items checklist for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for kids

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