Fun Kids Scavenger Hunt Ideas

The fun kids scavenger hunt ideas below have all been submitted by site visitors like you. These are some great scavenger hunts for kids! Click here for more visitor-submitted hunts - and to submit your own for inclusion on The Guru!

Camping Scavenger Hunt

Submitted by Maya Swift from British Columbia, Canada

Camping Scavenger Hunt List
(Hunt to get to know the area)

  • something wet
  • something blue
  • something old
  • something new
  • something living, what is it?
  • something to buy (you have to buy it)
  • something dead:  animal and plant
  • something to eat (berries etc.)
  • graffiti
  • something pink, what is it?
  • someone's house
  • a purple tent
  • a blue tent
  • a rainbow tent (lots of colors)
  • a beach
  • a dead crab
  • a flounder fish 
  • a sand dollar
  • a predator 
  • prey
  • something that can grow back it's legs or arms

Spooky Autumn Scavenger Hunt List

Submitted by an Anonymous Site Visitor

This is a great visitor submitted Fall Scavenger Hunt with a "spooky" twist.  Perfect for October/November or any time of the year.

Spooky Autumn Scavenger Hunt List

  • Twig shaped like a bone
  • Leaf skeleton
  • The sound of wind in the tree tops
  • An acorn cup
  • Fir cone nibbled by something with razor sharp teeth.
  • Flying seed
  • The sound of an unseen animal rustling in the undergrowth
  • A new life ready to grow
  • Ten leaves of different shades and colours.
  • A mammal
  • A horrible stink
  • A squidgy yucky surprise
  • Oldest thing you can find
  • Something you can feel but cannot see
  • Something that makes a noise
  • Sign of an animal
kids scavenger hunt ideas

Family Reunion Scavenger Hunt
(Fun for kids scavenger hunt ideas)

Submitted by Rhonda from Latrobe, PA USA

  • Acorn
  • Pencil
  • Smooth Rock
  • Paper Clip
  • Pine Cone
  • Green Leaf
  • Red Pen
  • Yellow Flower
  • Fingernail File
  • Calculator
  • Book of Matches
  • Bottle Cap
  • Hair Clip
  • Coupon
  • Newspaper
  • A Receipt From A Restaurant
  • A Penny
  • Something Purple
  • A Feather
  • A Stick of Gum

Aiden’s 3rd Birthday Party
Nature Scavenger Hunt

Submitted by Aunty Dayna from Fredericktown, OH

A list of 12 items to find: 

  1. A pebble or rock 
  2. A feather 
  3. 1 dark colored leaf 
  4. 1 light colored leaf 
  5. A green army soldier 
  6. A toy snake or toy insect 
  7. A hat or head covering 
  8. a cup of Water 
  9. A pen, pencil or crayon 
  10. cardboard 
  11. a piece of metal 
  12. A live bug insect.

Hope you enjoyed these fun kids scavenger hunt ideas. I love it when folks share their hunt with me and with this community. Thanks to everyone who contributes!

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