We've included all types of fun scavenger hunts
for your next party.
Scavenger Hunt Ideas
8 Mall Scavenger Hunts
Video / Digital
Animal Shelter Helper
Nature Scavenger hunt
Free scavenger hunt lists are included
for the games that need them.
are a fun game for birthday parties.
They can be played many different ways, but the main
idea is to divide the party into teams, each team has a list of
items to find (or things to do) and the first team done wins.
These are our favorite Scavenger Hunt Ideas.
Animal Shelter Helper
Shelter Scavenger Hunt
22 Animal Shelter Items to find / collect that will benefit your local
Animal Shelter. Free list to print out.
This is a fun non-traditional Scavenger Hunt and it uses no list to
play. Teams start with a small object like a penny, button
or paperclip. The teams must them take their object and
trade it for something bigger or better. When they find
someone that will trade them something either bigger or better for their
penny then they make the trade and go on to the next house to see what
they can trade their new object for that is bigger or better.
Set a time limit (1 hour or so) and then have teams meet back at the
starting point to find out who traded their object for the bigger and
better item. We've had kids come back with large televisions
before! * You might want to provide teams with a wagon to
haul their item back!
Traditional Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Played by teams going door to door in a neighborhood and asking for
items from their list. A sample list
could be: an old shoe, teaspoon of flour, green crayon,
popsicle stick, band-aid, etc.
(Make sure you send adults out with
Once the items are collected the first team back to
the house within a certain time limit wins.
Those who get back
late are given a penalty - 1 item for every 5 minutes
they are late.
Free Scavenger Hunt Lists
- 2 different lists of items to find. Print them out for free.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt list
has 25 items to look for in nature. Use the free list to find
items in a park, pond or lake!
- check this link to find rules and directions on all of our
Mall Scavenger Hunts.
Players are set loose in the mall to find items
from a list.
We've come up with 8 great mall scavenger
hunts to choose from - many have a free
scavenger hunt list. You don't need a lot of money to
play - most require no money at all!
Click the links to go to the rules and
item lists for each game.
Freebie Shopping Spree
mall scavenger hunt requires no money, video or digital camera.
All the items on the Freebie Shopping Spree list are able to
picked up for free. See how many free items the teams can
acquire in a 1 - 2 hour time frame. The scavenger hunt
list includes: credit card application, merchandise bag with
handles, hanger, loose button, employment application, straw,
... 40 items in all!
Salesperson Mall Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt teams must ask
salespeople in the mall for items that the salespeople will give
them for free. Items can be an old hanger, business card,
pricing tag, trash - salespeople must sign a checklist so no two
items can be obtained from one store.
A 2 Z Mall Scavenger Hunt
Teams are given a list of items that start with every letter
of the alphabet. Can be played from an alphabetical list,
or teams can be given a list with just the letters of the
alphabet and can choose what to use for their letters.
find as many items as they can that are rainbow in color.
This scavenger hunt can be modified to fit any character or
symbol such as - stars, clouds, characters, sayings, etc.
teams search for items that are only one color. Choose a color
(or many two) or teams can pick their own color. (This
scavenger hunt is perfect for the
color theme party!).
Winning team is the one who brings back the most items of a
certain color from their list.
Super Shopper Scavenger Hunt
Give party scavenger
hunters list of items and have them find the best deals they can
on those items. Can be played with a digital camera or a
small amount of money. See our
hunts page for more details.
Ultimate Mall Scavenger Hunt
No money required! Teams find crazy items or
complete tasks to finish their list.
you know your local mall? You will after this fun mall
scavenger hunt! Teams are required to find out about the
mall from a list of items. How many booths are really in
the food court? How many elevator buttons? How many
stairs to the lower floor ... and many more! No money
||Picture Scavenger Hunt
Players use their cell
phone cameras or a Polaroid® camera to photograph the crazy things on
their scavenger hunt party list. Since you are using pictures
instead of collecting the items the list can be really crazy!
Video Scavenger Hunt
Teams have a list of crazy things the players on their scavenger
hunt team must do. Such as all standing on one foot in front of
a yellow car, making a human pyramid on someone's front lawn
including the owner of the house, walking a dog around the
park etc. Use video cameras to record the silly things on their
list. When all the groups get back sit down and watch the
Holiday Scavenger Hunt Ideas
- fun items to find for the whole family.
- with 25 fun items to find. Free to print out!
New Year's Eve
- with 20 fun
items to find!
Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt - 30
fun things to find!
Easter Scavenger Hunt List - 25
things to find!
Holiday Theme Scavenger Hunt
Let us know about your favorite kids
birthday scavenger hunt ideas!
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