Halloween Scavenger Hunt with FREE printable

Grab this free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt game -  perfect for kids, tweens & adults and scout out some of your favorite Halloween sights this month!

We've been enjoying some evening walks and the halloween decorations in our neighborhood this week, so I thought I would create a scavenger hunt that will encourage your kids to get outside and find out what their neighbors are using to decorate :)

The hunt can also be used at school (so many teachers decorate their classrooms) or as a fun activity for birthday parties, youth groups or scout events too!

 Halloween Scavenger Hunt with free printable - great game for kids, tweens, families, class parties or youth groups!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids & Tweens

I love scavenger hunts like these as they are so versatile -- here are a few ways to use them:

  • encourage your kids to get outside & get some exercise as they hunt around your neighborhood,
  • enjoy evening walks together while you scout out decorations,
  • as a fun activity at a halloween party, with scout troops or youth groups,
  • a great idea for teenagers who are looking for something to do on weekend evenings,
  • as an observation activity with kids in the classroom -- can they find the decor around the school?!

 

Halloween scavenger hunt for kids with free printable list!

There are a few items you'll need before you go out hunting -- here's what we like to have with us along with affiliate links so you can easily learn more about each item:

  • FREE printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt (you can print yours below)
  • a flashlight -- or better yet, Glowstick Bracelets since you're likely to be hunting when it's dark

 

 
Halloween Scavenger Hunt - fun idea for kids and tweens!

 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt List

For a regular scavenger hunt, print off the list below and head out with your kids one evening to see how many items you can find - there are both fun and spooky items on the list. 

What should you look for on your scavenger hunt?

  1. Pumpkins on a porch
  2. A black cat (bonus for spotting a real one vs a decoration!)
  3. Jack o'lanterns
  4. A large spider (I hope for your sake this is a pretend one!)
  5. A skeleton
  6. Dracula
  7. A decorated door
  8. Blow-up Halloween display
  9. Witch flying on a broom
  10. Gravestones
  11. Orange lights
  12.  A mummy (one of the more difficult ones on the list!)
  13. Ghosts in a tree
  14. A Spooky house (either decorated or just one you think is spooky ;)
  15. Bats
  16. A witch's hat
  17. Glow in the dark decorations
  18. Frankenstein
  19. A Halloween flag or banner
  20. A spider web

Plus, we've also included a chart at the bottom of the Halloween scavenger hunt (which turns it into a fun game!) if you'd like a little friendly competition ;-) 

See who's brave enough and can earn the most "bones" when you play! 

Mark down each time you find an item and at the end of the hunt, you can find out what 'expert level' you attained.

 

Halloween Scavenger hunt list with free printable for kids, tweens and families to do!

Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt too!

If you'd like, you can even turn this into a Halloween photo scavenger hunt!

This is a super idea if you're doing the hunt at a party or with a group of kids!

  • Just bring along your phones and have individuals or teams snap a picture of each Halloween decor item
  • Set a time limit for the hunt - say, 30 minutes
  • Then all meet back at a common place to show & compare photos!

 

And when you finish your hunt, enjoy some warm apple cider together and a fun seasonal story -- see our 14 Cozy Books that Celebrate Fall for some ideas!

 

 

More Halloween Activities:

31 Free Printable Halloween Games & Activities

5 Things to do Before Halloween Night

 

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Comments

Guest - Allison on Sunday, 14 October 2012 05:42

Great idea, how fun!

Great idea, how fun!
Guest - Rebecca on Friday, 26 October 2012 20:16

Oh this looks a brilliant idea. I'm definitely printing it out for my girls.

Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase. I've pinned this to our board.

Oh this looks a brilliant idea. I'm definitely printing it out for my girls. Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase. I've pinned this to our board.
Guest - Emma on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 21:28

This is such a fun scavenger hunt! And I think it would also help the little ones who are a bit nervous about some of the scary decorations (my 4-year-old included!)

This is such a fun scavenger hunt! And I think it would also help the little ones who are a bit nervous about some of the scary decorations (my 4-year-old included!)
Guest - Anna @ The Measured Mom on Friday, 04 October 2013 19:43

I love this! This will be part of my round up on Monday. Thanks for sharing at After School. Loved the video you ladies made about homework tips!

I love this! This will be part of my round up on Monday. Thanks for sharing at After School. Loved the video you ladies made about homework tips!
Guest - stephanie on Monday, 07 October 2013 00:24

I love this idea! How clever! Thanks for sharing on the AFter School Linky!

I love this idea! How clever! Thanks for sharing on the AFter School Linky!
Guest - Anna@The Measured Mom on Monday, 07 October 2013 10:30

Sharing as part of my Halloween round up today. Thanks so much for linking it up!

Sharing as part of my Halloween round up today. Thanks so much for linking it up!
Guest - Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It on Monday, 07 October 2013 12:47

Thanks for sharing in the After School Linky Party! You've been featured this week in a Roundup of Halloween Activities! Here's the link http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-activities-for-kids-after.html

Thanks for sharing in the After School Linky Party! You've been featured this week in a Roundup of Halloween Activities! Here's the link http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-activities-for-kids-after.html
Guest - Carolyn on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 21:57

This is totally great!! I will be printing this out for sure!

This is totally great!! I will be printing this out for sure!
Guest - on Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:48

Amazing tips. Loved it throughout. Thanks for sharing.

Amazing tips. Loved it throughout. Thanks for sharing.
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