Take Inspiration from These Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas
If you are hunting for some great Halloween scavenger hunt ideas, then you have found a treasure trove of them. Read this article to know more.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
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Scavenger hunt is a game in which the players have to find a treasure with the help of clues and riddles, and the player who finds the treasure first is the winner. This game can be played in teams or otherwise. It is the most popular game played during Halloween, as along with being a fun game, you also get to show off your costumes a lot. Personally, I prefer playing the game outdoors, as that makes it more fun and adds a spooky touch to it. But, coming up with a theme for the game, and designing the clues and riddles needs a lot of brainstorming. It won't be any fun if you make it either too easy or too difficult. So, to make your job a little easier, I have given some sample scavenger hunt ideas, riddles, and clues. You can use them or you can just take inspiration from them.
Scavenger Hunt Objects and Items
Here is a list of items that you can use according to your theme and where you are planning to organize the hunt.
  • a 10 dollar bill
  • a white handkerchief
  • a blade of grass
  • a slice of bread
  • a piece of white fabric (mummy, ghost)
  • black fingernail polish or lipstick
  • orange garbage bag
  • pack of takeout ketchup
  • chocolate chip cookie
  • used printer cartridge
  • colored napkin
  • a newspaper clipping
Now, here are some scavenger hunt riddles which you can use to make your hunt interesting and fun.
  • My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick; Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. ― Candle
  • What's black when you get it, Red when you use it, And white when you're all through with it? ― Charcoal
  • Runs, but cannot walk; sometimes sings, but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. ― Clock
  • Throughout history, there have been thousands of well-documented cases of horses jumping over towers and landing on clergy and small men, forcing their removal. What am I? ― Chess
  • What is white when it's dirty and black when it's clean? ― Blackboard
  • Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I'm always ready to tell a tale. ― Book
  • I am so simple that I only point; yet I guide men all over the world. ― Compass
  • Dracula's favorite pet. ― A Toy Bloodhound
  • You can tell windows are scared when they get these. ― Shudders (Shutters)
  • The kind of witch that lives at the beach. ― Sand-witch (Sandwich)
  • What a vampire becomes at a baseball game. ― A Bat
  • The kind of service witches ask for at a hotel. ― Broom Service (Broom)
  • What mummies use to hide themselves. ― Masking Tape
This is the tricky part. Giving proper scavenger hunt clues can be really difficult, because they cannot be too difficult or too easy. Also, they should not have different possible outcomes. You have to choose what you are going to point towards. You can point to a place where you have placed the next clue, or you can point to the thing around/inside which you have placed the clue. A popular way of giving a clue is to giving it in the form of a short poem or riddle. Also, you have to take into account your audience while designing the clue.
I hope you enjoyed the above given ideas for a scavenger hunt. But, it is important that you play fair so that everyone enjoys, because eventually, that is the most important thing.