5 Delightful Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Get into the Halloween spirit with these fun and easy printable Halloween scavenger hunts!

These fun printable Halloween scavenger hunts are just one more easy activity to help you enjoy this fun holiday with your kids!

Since the first official city-wide celebration in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921, Halloween celebrations have definitely come a long way.

Whether you’ll be trick-or-treating, visiting a pumpkin patch, or attending a Halloween party, there is a scavenger hunt here that will work for you!

All of our scavenger hunts focus on the happy, festive side of Halloween – there’s nothing dark, creepy, or scary here.

Additionally, our scavenger hunts can be done by kids of all ages, since there’s no reading required.

So keep on reading to download yours and check them out!

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Free Halloween scavenger hunt printables

There are 5 different Halloween printables for you and your kiddos to choose from, so it’s a great idea to print these a few weeks BEFORE Halloween so you have them on hand when you need them.

Simply click right here or on the image below to gain access to the Jen Bradley|MOMs Free Printable library and download your free Halloween scavenger hunts!

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Here are the 5 different scavenger hunt Halloween printables you’ll get:

  • Halloween Costumes
  • Tricks and Treats
  • Halloween Candy
  • Halloween Decorations
  • Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Let’s run through a quick explanation for each of the images your kids will need to find on each of the different Halloween scavenger hunts.

Halloween Costumes Scavenger Hunt

This printable Halloween scavenger hunt is perfect for a pre-Halloween costume party or an in-school event too.

Halloween costumes scavenger hunt

From top to bottom, left to right, the costumes to look for are:

  • butterfly
  • wizard
  • pirate
  • Spiderman
  • lion
  • Captain America
  • fairy
  • mummy
  • witch
  • dinosaur
  • princess
  • ghost
  • hot dog

Related Article: 21 Incredible Family Halloween Costume Ideas

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Tricks and Treats Halloween scavenger hunt for kids

Perfect for an at-home or classroom Halloween party, this scavenger hunt includes tons of fun fall-themed food, treats, and goodies.

halloween scavenger hunt tricks and treats

For this hunt, kids will need to find:

  • Halloween cookies
  • candy corn
  • caramel apple
  • apple cider
  • Halloween cupcake
  • soup/chili
  • popcorn
  • cake pop
  • candy
  • haunted house
  • Halloween treat bag
  • candy jar
  • Halloween tea/coffee/hot cocoa

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Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt

This cute printable Halloween scavenger hunt would be ideal to pull out after the kids get home from trick-or-treating or a trunk-or-treat event!

Older kids could even take this trick-or-treating with them and whoever collects all the different types of candy first wins the race!

halloween candy scavenger hunt

Even though this one is pretty straightforward, here’s the list of Halloween candy featured on the scavenger hunt page:

  • M&Ms
  • Nerds
  • Swedish Fish
  • Tootsie Pop
  • Milk Duds
  • Starburst
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Milky Way
  • Dots
  • Smarties
  • Twizzlers
  • Snickers

Related article: What to Do With All of That Halloween Candy – 9 Awesome Ideas!

Halloween Decorations Scavenger Hunt

This Halloween Decorations scavenger hunt is a lot of fun!

You can print it up early in October, and see how many things you can find as you drive through your neighborhood or attend different Halloween-themed events.

Halloween decorations scavenger hunt

Here’s some clarification on everything you see on this free printable Halloween scavenger hunt:

  • spider web
  • Jack-o-lantern
  • Happy Halloween sign
  • ghost
  • witch’s hat
  • skeleton
  • black bats
  • Halloween banner
  • upside-down witch’s legs
  • cauldron
  • stack of pumpkins or Jack-o-lanterns
  • cemetery decoration
  • creepy coffin

Pumpkins Scavenger Hunt

If you’re taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, be sure to bring along this cute scavenger hunt!

pumpkins printable Halloween scavenger hunt

This scavenger hunt is a little more nuanced than the others, so here’s the rundown on what you want to search for:

  • warty pumpkin
  • decorated pumpkin
  • Jack-be-little pumpkins
  • striped pumpkin
  • pink pumpkin
  • two-toned pumpkin
  • painted pumpkin
  • white pumpkin
  • classic orange pumpkin
  • yellow gourd
  • unicorn pumpkin
  • black pumpkin
  • traditional Jack-o-lantern

Related post: 21 Fun and Easy Pumpkin Carving Alternatives for Kids

Fun variations for these printable Halloween scavenger hunts

While you can simply print out the scavenger hunt pages and have your kids find the items, you can also make this extra fun with a couple of easy changes:

1. Have a scavenger hunt competition

To have a scavenger hunt competition, divide your family, guests, or friends into several small groups.

Then you’ll need enough copies of the same scavenger hunt page for each group.

Give each group the same amount of time to work on the scavenger hunt. They can either cross items off the list as they see them, find and bring back the physical items, or do a photo scavenger hunt (more on that in a minute!).

The group that finds the most items on the page in a specific amount of time is the winner!

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2. Organize a photo scavenger hunt

A photo scavenger hunt is lots of fun! For each item on the scavenger hunt checklist, players need to take a picture of themselves with the item.

This means each team will need a phone or other type of camera. Encourage teams to take silly or funny photos for extra points.

And if they can’t find a specific item, they could always take a photo of themselves impersonating it.

For example, if players can’t find the upside-down witch legs on the Halloween Decorations Hunt or the mummy on the Halloween Costumes hunt, they could act them out and take a picture instead.

At the end of the scavenger hunt, it’s best to have each team share their collection of photos by screen sharing to a larger screen, such as a television. This way everyone can see each other’s photos.

You could even give a small prize to the team for the most creative or goofiest photo!

Final thoughts on these printable Halloween scavenger hunts for kids

Whether you add some extra challenges to these Halloween scavenger hunts, use them for a classroom or at-home party, or do them all at once or one at a time is totally up to you!

Whatever way you choose to use them, we hope you and your kids really enjoy our printable Halloween scavenger hunts and that they help you have a happy Halloween!

(If you haven’t downloaded them yet, you can do that right here!)

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