Scavenger Hunt Ideas

August 28, 2007

Scavenger Hunt MapFor an cheap birthday party for pre-teen or any older child, have a scavenger hunt at the mall. Make a list of odd thing such as Alyssa's Dad's favorite cologne or a mannequin with red shoes. Each group of children and an adult must have a digital camera and take a picture of what they found. The group with the most items win.


As a treat, eat pizza at the mall. You can compare pictures and no clean up. Most stores are willing to go along so are a lot of customers and the kids have a great time. We did this with a small group and the kids had a great time.

By Marilyn from Lewisburg, TN

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June 9, 2016

Instead of a scavenger hunt at the mall, my party was a scavenger hunt around the city! Everyone met at my house. My aunt bought four different colors of bandanas. Outside were 4-5 different cars waiting for all the teams We did stuff at gas stations, fire departments, KFC, we even had to stand on a 10 foot billboard and jump down!

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November 15, 2011

Here is an easy, free idea for your next party, a digital scavenger hunt. It is great for all ages and has the added benefit of providing a great mix of entertaining family memory photos.

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October 19, 2010

I'm planning a family night scavenger hunt for my son-in-law and granddaughter's birthday. I'm looking for clues for indoor hiding. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

By terri from Phoenix, AZ


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October 19, 20100 found this helpful

Hmm. I remember a game my sister and I used to play called Find The Spot. We had a 2 inch diameter brown spot cut from an old paper bag. We would place it somewhere in a room in an obvious location and the other person had to find it. You would be surprised how hard something like that can be to find. Anyway, if you found a brown paper bag you could cut out a spot and make that one of your scavenger items. Just thought for a clue you could say "X marks the spot" and put an X on the cut out.


Another clue "You make deposits but seldom make withdrawals" put a quarter under a seat cushion or couch cushion.
"It has no screen but gives you a view". Put something like an envelope in your VCR (in the area you normally put a VHS tape), just make sure whatever you put in it is too big to fall inside of it.
If you have a picture you could make a riddle from you could tape a ticket or something to the back of it. The clue could be So and So is hiding a valuable asset.

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October 19, 20100 found this helpful

I always hid presents from kids and grandkids under the laundry in the hamper! They never found it! (he he he!)

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October 20, 20100 found this helpful

Our Easter Baskets were hidden every other year and we started with one egg with a clue in it to track them down... lots of fun! Some of these will depend on how much TV you watch and how old the participants are.


Keep in mind you have to arrange them so that one clue leads to the next so the starter clue could read.
"Nothing says lovin' like somethin' in the ___ "
the clue finishes as "Oven" and the next egg is in the oven. Then proceed from there.
"April ______ bring May flowers"
the clue finishes as "Showers" and the next egg is in the shower.
"One jumped off and bumped his head! No more Monkeys jumping on the ____"
the clue finishes as "bed"
"How much is the doggie in the _____"
the clue finishes as "window"
"Always leave milk and _____ for Santa"
the clue is in a cookie jar
"And leave a ________ for Rudolph"
the clue is in the crisper drawer of the fridge
Mom used Tv commercials, old saying, children's stories we read, and such to put together the clues.


Good Luck!

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April 23, 2005

I am looking for a scavenger hunt that our church did a few years ago. We had to go to different houses and ask things like, Can we use your shower? & then we had to sing, There will be showers of blessings. It was sooooo much fun I'd like to share it with my daughter. Thank You for any help.



By Mirriah (Guest Post)
June 18, 20050 found this helpful

Oh my Gosh!! That is such a good idea. You could ask for asparagus, to use their shower, to borrow a bra, use some underwear, suck their thumb....just think of embarassing things like that!! It might help a lot if you think of things that are random...I hope I was a help!! Hope it turns out well!!

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By Tay Tay Smil (Guest Post)
July 26, 20080 found this helpful
I found it at this website

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By Theresa (Guest Post)
October 3, 20080 found this helpful

Check this one out. Sounds like it might be what you're looking for. We sure had a blast with it!

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March 24, 2010

My sister is having a mall scavenger hunt and we need a list. Can anyone help me?

By Kaylee from HI


March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Make everyone try on a certain color shirt and take a picture, a keychain with an animal on it, or look at

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April 21, 20100 found this helpful

Our Sunday School class did this with polaroid cameras. We had to take a picture of all in each group with an object we found at the mall starting with each letter in our Sunday School Class name.


It was a blast. All I remember was the letter "U" we took our picture around a urinal!

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October 26, 2009

I am looking for some neat ideas to make a list for a scavenger hunt this weekend. We are having a large party with adults and kids of all ages and are going to try to do a "go to people you know" neighborhood hunt.

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