Halloween Scavenger Hunt - Around the Neighborhood

Ages: 7 - 17

Gender: Male and/or Female

Let your favorite ghosts and goblins roam the neighborhood in search of Halloween tricks and treats! Halloween is a fun time for a scavenger hunt—homes will be decorated, and neighbors will be expecting small visitors!

Ideal timing & location: Halloween week is perfect for this—pumpkins, scarecrows, costumes, tricks and treats abound, so set aside a weekend day just before the holiday for your scavenger hunt.

Ages: Appropriate for all ages, most fun for kids over 7 and groups. Since some tasks require visiting neighbors, be sure an adult or responsible older teen is paired with each younger child.

Advanced prep:

Choose your items and print up the lists on pumpkin themed paper. Plant any items if you have teams heading to specific locations.

  • Print a list for each team
  • Get a trick or treat bag for each player or team
  • Assemble one “treat” bag for each team—you can use a Halloween tin or festive baggie. Fill with treats, for clue 16.
  • Get a small pumpkin for each team for clue #4.
  • Get a tub and a dozen apples for clue 7
  • Get tootsie roll pops, ribbons and white fabric for “ghosts” (clue 12), cut fabric to 8” x 8” squares (the number you will need will depend on the number of participants)
  • 1 roll of toilet paper per team (clue 19)

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Just before the hunt:

  • Fill the tub with water and add the apples
  • Make a “ghost station” complete with lollypops, fabric and ribbons
  • If you live in a cold climate, make sure all participants are dressed for the weather.

Ready, Set, Go:

  • Create teams, making sure they are evenly distributed across multiple ages and skill levels.
  • Explain the ground rules and any safety rules/boundaries to the teams.
  • Set a time limit for completion
  • Pass out the lists, and watch the fun!

To win:

The winning team will:

  • Have gathered each item on the list
  • Completed each task
  • Correctly answered clue 3

Clue Answer key:

Clue 3: Washington Irving

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