Want to get your kids outside this Halloween? Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! Here’s how to plan a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for kids and a free PDF printable!
I absolutely love Halloween. It’s just a fun, silly holiday.
I love Halloween so much that I make it into an entire month of activities.
Now that I have kids (a 1 and 2 year old this year!) I am REALLY excited to do all of the Halloween things.
One of my favorite Halloween things is looking at decorations in our neighborhood! There are a few sections especially that go all out.
I like to let my kids play wild, but some times a little structure goes a long ways towards making sure we all have fun.
A Halloween neighborhood scavenger hunt is a great way to lets kids be wild and play, with a little structure to help keep them from getting bored.
Here’s my best tips for visiting the pumpkin patch with kids!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt Free Printable PDF
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Of course, this will all vary depending on what your neighbors use to decorate. I tried to pick things for my printable that I think most well decorated Halloween neighborhoods have!
Here are some Halloween items that you might look for on your Halloween outdoor scavenger hunt:
- Pumpkins – whole or carved
- Hay bales
- Black cats
- Spooky eyeballs
- Hands reaching out of the ground
- Bones or body parts
- Spider webs
- Halloween candy
A Halloween scavenger hunt pairs really nicely with a DIY Halloween Escape Room for kids!
How to do a Halloween scavenger hunt
First, make a treasure hunt list. You could use our free printable or make your own.
Then, head outdoors! Walk around your neighborhood and check out the decorations. This is often best to do once it starts to get dark and inflatables are blown up or lights are on.
Consider cruising around on bikes or with a wagon so you can cover more ground, or break your hunt up into several nights so you can take your time.
Look and see what you can find!
Halloween scavenger hunt printable
Get our free printable PDF to take on your scavenger hunt with you! Click here to sign up for access to our free printables library!
More Halloween ideas:
- Toddler + preschooler boo basket ideas
- You’ve been booed free printable & basket ideas
- Halloween sensory bin ideas
- Pumpkin wash fall sensory bin for kids
- Halloween scavenger hunt for kids
- Spider themed activity ideas
- Ghost themed activity ideas
- Monster treats for kids
- Spider treats for kids
- Easy DIY Halloween gift ideas
- Candy-free halloween treat ideas
- Halloween breakfast ideas
Thanks for reading!
Hey there, I’m Morgan, the creative mind behind CelebratingWithKids.com! As a parent of two lively little ones, I’ve made it my mission to turn ordinary days into extraordinary adventures, sharing playful activities, thoughtful toy reviews, and delightful printables to help families celebrate every moment together. 🎉👨👩👧👦🎈