The Ultimate List of Scavenger Hunt Ideas
If you’re looking for scavenger hunt ideas, you’ve come to the right place! This is the ultimate list of scavenger hunts with everything from photo scavenger hunts to scavenger hunts for kids! And even some of the best scavenger hunts for adults! So many amazing scavenger hunts in one place!
My family is a huge fan of scavenger hunts! From treasure hunt follow a clue style scavenger hunts to find everything on a list type of scavenger hunt, we love all scavenger hunt ideas!
Rather than just make scavenger hunts for my family to use, I’ve shared all of our scavenger hunts here with you! It’s every type of treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, riddles, and more that you could ever need!
Find What You’re Looking For
I’ve divided this post into two types of scavenger hunts – clue based ones where you’re looking for something and find everything on the hunt type scavenger hunts!
Plus tons of information and tips for hosting your very own scavenger hunt at home! Looking for something specific? Use the index below to jump right to that section of the post.
- Clue Based Scavenger Hunts
- Find Everything Scavenger Hunts
- Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Adults
- Scavenger Hunt Prize Ideas
- How Do You Organize a Scavenger Hunt?
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Clue Based Scavenger Hunt Ideas
These scavenger hunts are ones where you print out a set of clues, kind of like a treasure hunt, and follow the clues to find a surprise at the end. I’ve included a video on this page that shows an example of this type of scavenger hunt!
Each of these scavenger hunts has a set of free printable scavenger hunt clues you can use to do your very own scavenger hunt! Just click on the link below to get directly to that scavenger hunt!
Holiday Scavenger Hunts
These scavenger hunt ideas are specific to a particular holiday or occasion. If there’s one you don’t see here, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I’ll add it to my ever growing list of scavenger hunts to make!
- Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
- Easter scavenger hunt
- 4th of July Scavenger Hunt
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- New Years Eve scavenger hunt
Non-Holiday Scavenger Hunt Ideas
These treasure hunt ideas are more generic themed scavenger hunts that we’ve done with our family!
- Anniversary scavenger hunt
- Birthday scavenger hunt (2 versions)
- Star Wars scavenger hunt
- Football Scavenger Hunt Ideas
- Dinosaur scavenger hunt
- Back to School Scavenger Hunt
Find Everything Scavenger Hunt Ideas
These scavenger hunts are ones where you have to find everything on a scavenger hunt list. These can be really fun for kids, adults, and everyone in between! There’s an example of my alphabet scavenger hunt to show you what I’m talking about below.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt Ideas
In these holiday hunts, you’ll be searching for holiday themed items rather than holiday themed clues!
- Lucky Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt
- Easter egg scavenger hunt
- Red White and Blue Scavenger Hunt
- Fall photo scavenger hunt
- Halloween decorations hunt
- Halloween text scavenger hunt
- Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
Other Themed Scavenger Hunt Ideas
These other scavenger hunts make great indoor activities for kids as well as fun group activities for teens, adults, and of course kids!
You could always just buy one of these family scavenger hunt games that come with tons of things to find in your home too. We have one and it’s a total blast! And the Olaf version is one of our favorite board games for kids !
- Alphabet scavenger hunt
- Animal Scavenger Hunt
- Camping Scavenger Hunt
- Disney scavenger hunt
- Disney World Scavenger Hunt
- Grocery store scavenger hunt
- Indoor scavenger hunt
- Nature scavenger hunt
- Neighborhood scavenger hunt
- Picnic Scavenger hunt
- Roadtrip Scavenger Hunt
- Virtual scavenger hunt (2 versions)
- Video chat scavenger hunt
Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Adults
These ones are made just for the adults! I didn’t include a section of these under the treasure hunt style scavenger hunts because honestly any of those could be for kids or adults. These ones however are designated for adult parties and may have adult themes!
You could totally do any of the ones above with adults as well but know ones under this section are specifically for adults, not kids.
- Group text scavenger hunt
- Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt
- Find someone who scavenger hunt
- Wedding Photo Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt Prizes
One of the best parts about a scavenger hunt is the prizes at the end – whether that’s after following clues or finding all the items! Here are some of my best suggestions for scavenger hunt prize ideas!
Scavenger Hunt Prizes for Clue Based Hunts
Since everyone will be going together on this hunt at the same time, I recommend doing something smaller that works for the entire group!
Or if you’re just doing it for one individual, you can totally get something bigger like we did for my son’s birthday scavenger hunt . Or something like an Easter basket shown in the photo below.
- Hatchimals (can buy in a multi-pack and give one per kid)
- Dinosaur eggs
- These mini treasure chests filled with treats
- Sticker books
- Surprise packs of whatever your kids are into
- Shaped Crayons + Coloring Books
- Themed cookies or other treats
Scavenger Hunt Prizes for Find All The Things
For these hunts, either one team or one individual will win so you can go for bigger and better prizes.
These types of scavengers hunts typically work better for teens and adults than the other kind, so these prizes are a bit more expensive and worth hunting for!
- Movie Tickets
- Themed Bath Bombs (or other bath/spa stuff)
- Gift card of any kind
- Gourmet candy
- Custom Trophy to Match the Theme
How to Organize a Scavenger Hunt
It’s so easy! If you want to do a scavenger hunt for just one person – just do what I talked about, print out the clues or cards and set it up!
If you want to do it for a party like I did at my football party for kids, the only change is really to have enough prizes at the end of everyone!
If you’re doing a find these things version for a group, simply print out enough cards for the group. Split into teams of 2-3, give each team a card, and send them off with any instructions they need for the specific scavenger hunt.
Make sure to have an end time for the activity in case everyone hasn’t been able to find everything on the list!