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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas for 2023

If you’re looking for some super fun Halloween scavenger hunt ideas for your Halloween party or to keep the kids busy, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got 6 free printable Halloween scavenger hunt games for you to print and play.

You’ll find Halloween scavenger hunt for kids and teenagers through to adults. There are outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt ideas and also games you can play inside.

We’ve got Halloween scavenger hunts with scary things to find, as well as traditional scavenger hunt ideas. There’s also an alphabet scavenger hunt and color scavenger hunt – all Halloween themed for extra fun.

You can play these scavenger hunt for Halloween games as a team or individually – it’s up to you. And the great thing is that they’re all printable so you can just print them out and get playing.

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I am so excited! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love all of the spooky decorations, funny costumes, and of course, the candy! 

One of the best things about Halloween is getting to be a kid again and going on fun scavenger hunts! Whether you’re planning a party for your kids or just want to have some fun with your friends, these free printable scavenger hunts are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit!

If you’re looking for some fun Halloween activities to do with your friends or family, then I’ve got some great news for you…I’ve put together some of my favorite Halloween scavenger hunts for you to enjoy! And the best part is, I’m giving away all the printables for free!

halloween scavenger hunt

Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt

All of these free printable Halloween scavenger hunt ideas can be printed at home or a print shop. Print them in color or black and white.

They print perfectly on letter size or A4 size paper. Just make sure that the print orientation is set to ‘portrait’ and the size is set to ‘fit to page’.

You can find all the download links for the fun Halloween scavenger hunt printables at the bottom of this article. Simply download, print and give one to each player or team.

Make sure that you have some pens handy to fill out the Halloween party game sheets and even clipboards are handy if you are playing whilst you are on the move.


Please note these Halloween free scavenger hunt printables are for personal use only. They are not to be distributed for sale.

The actual printables you download will NOT have a ‘sample’ watermark on them – this is for display purposes only. Find the download links at the bottom of this page.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids (and Adults)

The first Halloween scavenger hunt for adults and kids is a traditional Halloween scavenger hunt. The printable list is filled with ideas that you would normally only look for at Halloween such as witches brooms and haunted houses.

It’s a great game to play whilst you are trick or treating around your neighborhood. You could also play this game at a Halloween party where you know a lot of the items will be part of your decorations or guest’s costumes.

halloween scavenger hunt printables

Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Play this on Halloween if you dare. Great for kids and adults alike.

halloween scavenger hunt printable

Find the link to download this game at the bottom of the article. Check out our other fun scavenger hunt games along the way! (Scavenger Hunt 1)

The following items are on the spooky scavenger list to find are:

  • life-size skeleton
  • empty candy bowl
  • giant spider
  • cobwebs
  • orange balloons
  • Jack o’ Lantern
  • vampire teeth
  • house with lights off
  • ghost in window
  • graveyard
  • caution tape
  • glow sticks
  • creepy clown
  • mask from Scream
  • vampire
  • glow in the dark costume
  • spooky music
  • chocolate
  • real life bat
  • witches broom
  • witches hat
  • frog
  • haunted house
  • zombie
  • green slime
  • candy
  • black cat
  • coffin

Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt

The next fun game is an outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt. This game is great to play whilst trick or treating your neighborhood or just to keep the kids busy before the trick or treating starts.

So why not get some fresh air and enjoy the autumn weather with this outdoor scavenger hunt!

halloween outdoor scavenger hunt 

Halloween Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

See how many items on the list you can find in your neighborhood or local park. To play, tick off the items on the list as you find them.

outdoor halloween scavenger hunt

Scroll down to find and download the Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the bottom of the article. (Scavenger Hunt Number 2)

The items in the outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt include:

  • white fence
  • park bench
  • shoes
  • blue car
  • something yellow
  • traffic lights
  • playground
  • letterbox
  • basketball court
  • bus
  • school
  • number 7
  • flowers
  • bridge
  • shop
  • trees
  • BBQ
  • bus stop
  • white car
  • dog
  • tennis court
  • fast food
  • bird
  • for sale sign
  • flag
  • red car
  • motorcycle
  • bicycle

Free Halloween Scavenger Hunt

The next two Halloween scavenger hunt free printable ideas include an indoor Halloween scavenger hunt and a fun alphabet based scavenger hunt game.

halloween scavenger hunt free printable

Indoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt

This indoor scavenger hunt is perfect for rainy days or if you’re just looking for a low-key Halloween activity. Simply print out the list of items and see who can find them first!

You could add an element of difficulty to this game by adding a timer and giving the players a time limit to find all the items around the house.

scavenger hunt for halloween

The items to be found in the Halloween indoor scavenger hunt include:

  • book
  • something sweet
  • shoes
  • clock
  • photo frame
  • plant
  • wooden spoon
  • sock
  • magazine
  • keys
  • something blue
  • something sticky
  • sunglasses
  • pillow
  • hat
  • ceiling fan
  • something spicy
  • something shiny
  • ball
  • fruit
  • pet
  • something red
  • something round
  • comfy chair
  • snack food
  • peg
  • something that starts with T
  • something loud

Alphabet Halloween Scavenger Hunt

This alphabet scavenger hunt is great as boredom busting Halloween activities for tweens and teens.

To play, you need to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet and write it down. You can make this harder by finding only Halloween items. A for apple could count but A for apparition would be better!

This game could also be used as a costume scavenger hunt. If you’re trick or treating and you see a ghost….write it next to the letter G. If you see a Zebra you’ve got the letter Z covered and so on.

free printable halloween scavenger hunt

Scroll to the bottom of the article to find the download link for this Halloween scavenger hunt. (Number 4).

Kids Halloween Scavenger Hunt

The last two Halloween scavenger hunt printables are great for kids to enjoy. There is a Halloween picture scavenger hunt and a Halloween color scavenger hunt game.

halloween scavenger hunt for kids

Halloween Picture Scavenger Hunt

This Halloween scavenger hunt is perfect for kids of all ages! Just print out the list of Halloween-themed items and see how many your little ghosts and goblins can find!

It’s perfect for children who can’t yet read properly yet are old enough to play. halloween scavenger hunt for kids

To complete this picture scavenger hunt you must find:

  • pumpkin / Jack o’ lantern
  • RIP or graveyard sign
  • black cat
  • candy corn
  • bat
  • spider
  • candy
  • witches hat
  • ghost
  • cobweb
  • haunted house

Scroll to the bottom of the article to find the link to download this fun game. (Scavenger Hunt 5)

Halloween Color Scavenger Hunt

This Halloween color scavenger hunt is great for young kids. It could also be used as Halloween scavenger hunt ideas for kindergarten as it’s easy to recognize and find the colors.

Have each player find something related to Halloween in the following colors: black, red, purple, pink, blue, orange, green and yellow.

halloween scavenger hunt kids

Find the links to download this Halloween color scavenger hunt at the bottom of the page. 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues

If you were looking for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt clues game, then check out this awesome game below. 

It has super fun clues that work both indoors and outdoors so a great game to play during Halloween. The clue cards have the cutest Halloween rhymes on them.

Don’t miss out on this fun game. It would be great for a Halloween treasure hunt. Find the game right here.

halloween scavenger hunt clues

Image credit: Minny Apple Design

So there you have it! Six fun and festive Halloween scavenger hunts that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

  • Scary Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • Indoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • Alphabet Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • Halloween Picture Scavenger Hunt
  • Halloween Color Scavenger Hunt

And remember, we have HEAPS more Halloween free printables are available for you. See the list below.

Halloween Would You Rather Questions

Halloween Word Scramble

Free Printable Halloween Games

Free Printable Halloween Decorations

Halloween Trivia Questions

Free Halloween Printable Tags

Halloween Costume Contest Awards – Free Printables

Please pin for later or for next Halloween!

halloween scavenger hunt ideas

These free printable scavenger hunts are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. So whether you’re planning a party for your kids or just want to have some fun with your friends, be sure to download the games below and have fun with these great scavenger hunts!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Printables

Scavenger Hunt Game 1 – Find it here

Scavenger Hunt Game 2 – Find it here

Scavenger Hunt Game 3 – Find it here

Scavenger Hunt Game 4 – Find it here

Scavenger Hunt Game 5 – Find it here

Scavenger Hunt Game 6 – Find it here


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