Learn Your Numbers Scavenger Hunt

Ages: 4 - 6

Gender: Male and/or Female

Ever heard the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”? If so, you have a great grasp of the indoor numbers scavenger hunt! Participants have to find a specific number of a specific type of item. You can vary the items and numbers if needed to match your location.  This scavenger hunt is great for helping the kids learn how to count or practice counting especially since you can start at the number 1 and increase from there!

Ideal timing & location: Any day, and almost any house.

Advanced prep:

Make a list for each team, and provide them with something to use as a base—a hula-hoop or a box work well.

Decide on a prize for the winning team—it can be something token that you purchase, a silly trophy from a garage sale, or something numbers related, like Dominoes, playing cards,

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Just before the hunt:

Print out a letter list for each team, so they can mark off each letter as they find suitable items

Decide in advance how much flexibility you need—will you allow photographs or images, drawings, or do you require a concrete, physical item for each number?

Ready, Set, Go:

  • Explain the ground rules and any safety rules/boundaries to the teams
  • Set a time limit for completion
  • Pass out the list set the participants loose!
  1. 1 coin
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 3 Earrings
  4. 4 Slippers
  5. 5 Round rocks
  6. 6 Clean socks
  7. 7 Paper cups
  8. 8 Paperback books
  9. 9 Balls
  10. 10 Sheets of paper
  11. 11 Used postage stamps
  12. 12 Drinking straws
  13. 13 Playing cards
  14. 14 Clothespins
  15. 15 jigsaw puzzle pieces
  16. 16 Barbie clothing items
  17. 17 Green leaves
  18. 18 Blades of grass
  19. 19 inches of string
  20. 20 Shiny pennies


To win:

  • Be the first player or team to have a base filled up with the correct number and type of items for each clue

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