If you’re tired of the same old party games for your kids, don't give up! First, try these treasure and scavenger hunts for your next party. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or just having a get together, these scavenger hunts are a blast for any age group.
All About Treasure and Scavenger Hunts
There’s no need to create your own scavenger hunts and clues. These scavenger hunts are ready to print and play. Here’s how they work!
First, kids read a “secret mission". Next, the “treasure seeker” gets clue #1 which leads to clue 2 in a different location. Of course, each scavenger hunt game also has two rounds. In the first round, kids read 14 riddles. These riddles reveal the location of the next clue. After finding each clue, they will need to decode a puzzle which will also reveal “movement” on the treasure map.
Next, in the second round, kids use the decoded answers from the puzzles and move the “directions” on the treasure map to lead to their final prize.
To get started, just print the clues and hide them! Also, a list of hiding spots can be found inside your download.
Of course, the final prize is up to you! Have prizes for all the party-goers or just a grand prize. The possibilities are endless! Keep reading for final prize suggestions for each of the themed scavenger hunts.
Sports Scavenger Hunts
If your kids play sports, chances are they have a team. Of course, scavenger hunts make for great team building opportunities off the field. Play a sports scavenger hunt at their next party or gathering. No matter what team, there’s a sports scavenger hunt for your kids. Try the baseball scavenger hunt or also a virtual sports scavenger hunt for those Zoom parties!
Pirate Scavenger Hunts
Did you know National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19? That’s also a fun day to celebrate with a pirate treasure hunt, but, really, I never need an excuse for some pirate-themed fun. Watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, or bring out the pirate eye patches for a fun party your kids won’t forget!
Final prize tip: Of course, a pirate’s treasure chest full of “booty” can’t be beat!
Summer Scavenger Hunts
Even if it’s too early to start thinking about summer, there’s no reason not to have a summer themed party! First, cool off with some sunglasses, lemonade, and ice cream along with a summer scavenger hunt. Next, f you have an indoor pool nearby or it’s warm enough to do water activities, add that to the fun.
Final prize tip: Bubble wands are a favorite of any age for summer fun!
Sweet Scavenger Hunts
Maybe it’s my sweet tooth, but these are two of my favorite treasure hunts! First, try the cupcake contest treasure hunt or candy theme treasure hunt for a sugary fun time. Next, bake and decorate your own cupcakes for a delicious treat and party activity. Also, don’t forget the candy! Colorful candies like Skittles or M&Ms can double as decor.
Final prize tip: Well, candy of course! Share a piñata as the final sweet treat and prize.
Superhero Scavenger Hunts
Overall, kids love superheroes! Make your next party a superhero costume party complete with capes, masks, and a superhero scavenger hunt. Of course, superheroes love to solve crimes and mysteries, and your superhero treasure hunt is no exception.
Final prize tip: Superheroes of all ages will love action figures for their final prize!
These treasure and scavenger hunts are more than just a way to occupy time at your next party. In addition, they can be the focus of the whole event. First, get friends or teams together for team building and fun. Next, choose your favorite scavenger hunt and play! I love that each scavenger hunt comes with everything you need to play the game, including:
- PDF game guide (8.5 x 11)
- 14 Scavenger hunt riddles and puzzles
- Treasure map
- Set up instructions with hiding spots
- Frequently asked questions
- Coupon code for future purchases
Of course, the puzzles and scavenger hunts are meant to take some time, so it’s OK for your kids to struggle a little bit. Overall, let them develop critical thinking skills and have tons of fun. These treasure and scavenger hunts are also perfect for last minute parties, sleepovers, school parties, team events, and more. Which scavenger hunt will you try first?
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