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.



Neighborhood scavenger hunt with text for Pinterest

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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!

A simple Valentine

Non-Holiday Scavenger Hunt Ideas

These treasure hunt ideas are more generic themed scavenger hunts that we’ve done with our family!

Birthday scavenger hunt clues in a pile

camping party games for adults

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!

Printed out Halloween decorations 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 !

Beginner alphabet 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.

Girl holding a phone with pictures of candy

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.

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!

Surprise at the end of an Easter scavenger hunt

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!

candy cane games for kids

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!

Neighborhood scavenger hunt with text for Pinterest

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The best scavenger hunt ideas for all ages - for kids, for teens, for adults, and even for preschoolers! There’s something for everyone including ideas to do for boyfriend gifts, for husband date nights, or even for family night. Try one at an outdoor birthday party, a family reunion, or Christmas party! So many awesome scavenger hunts with scavenger hunt clues included!