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Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids

If you are looking for a fun Halloween activity to keep the kids entertained without even leaving your home, then look no further! This free printable Halloween scavenger hunt is easy to set up, simple to play and will keep everyone entertained and having fun.

free printable halloween scavenger hunt

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Scavenger hunts are a great interactive way to get kids thinking, running around (aka tire them out!) and simply have a fun time. And so this year, I have decided to create a fun free printable Halloween scavenger hunt for kids that you can download, print and set up in a matter of minutes.

If your children are a bit older and can read by themselves, you can just hand them their first clue and set them loose in the house! If the kids are younger like mine, you will want to walk around with them and read them the clues.

At the end of the scavenger hunt you can put together a fun little Halloween gift basket or some special candy for them to find. I know I am very excited to set up this scavenger hunt in my own home on Halloween day!

How to play:

Once you have printed and trimmed the clue cards, you can begin placing them around your home. I think the majority of the clues are pretty self explanatory in terms of which locations the clues should go in, but I’ve also included an answer key below just in case.

With the exception of the first and eighth clue, all the others can go in whichever order you choose.

At the end of the scavenger hunt, you can hide some candy or Halloween treats in the final location. Your kids will have a blast running around the house searching for all the fun clues!

Scavenger Hunt Clues and Answers:

Clue: Halloween candy is so tasty and sweet. Your very first clue is in the room where you eat.
Answer: Kitchen

Clue: Even ghosts and goblins need their rest. Your next clue can be found where you sleep best.
Answer: Bedroom

Clue: Some monsters are nice and some monsters are mean. Your next clue can be found in the room that keeps you clean.
Answer: Bathroom

Clue: Watch your feet or you might step on a mouse. Your next clue is located where you enter the house.
Answer: Front door

Clue: Haunted houses are spooky and old. Your next clue can be found in the place that keeps your food cold.
Answer: Refrigerator

Clue: If you see a vampire be sure not to stare. Your next clue can be found right under a chair.
Answer: Under a chair

Clue: You’re doing great, you’re almost done. Just a few more clues and the game is won. The next place that you should look is inside of your most favorite book.
Answer: Inside of a book

Clue: Congratulations! You’ve found your last clue! Look in a closet to find a special surprise waiting for you!
Answer: closet

Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt For Kids

This scavenger hunt game is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of printer paper or cardstock. Once printed, you can cut along the dotted lines to separate the eight scavenger hunt clue cards.

Please feel free to download and print as many copies of the Halloween scavenger hunt as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This game is intended for personal use only.

Halloween scavenger hunt

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

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  • Halloween Maze
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