Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Is your child tired of playing the same old games or playing with the same toys day after day?  Well, an indoor scavenger hunt is a great way for kids to escape their boredom and experience fun in a little bit of a different way. 

And, to help you out, I’ve created a bonus Indoor Scavenger Hunt Card that you can print off and use for your kid’s hunt. 

What Age is this Indoor Scavenger Hunt Appropriate for?

All ages!  Yes, really and truly, pretty much any age child can partake in this scavenger hunt. 

For toddlers, have them find the different items that are on the card very slowly.  Don’t rush them but you can help them by pointing out different interesting artifacts. If you are trying to make this a game for toddlers, you can challenge them by seeing who can find the most objects that are on the card instead of all of the objects given.  You could also set the timer to see who can find the most objects in that time span.  With these different methods, you will help toddlers not become so overwhelmed with the game.

Older children can be challenged more easily and here are a few different ways that can make this fall scavenger hunt a little more interesting:

  • Treat the scavenger hunt like Bingo and see who is the first one to fill out the card either in the vertical, horizontal or diagonal direction. 
  • Put a little more of a challenge into the hunt by trying to have everyone find every object that is given on the card.
  • Make the scavenger hunt a group effort and have all of the children work together on finding all of the objects and filling out one card.

Where to do this Scavenger Hunt?

Obviously there are multiple places and ways that you can conduct this scavenger hunt:

1.      In your living room – kids always seem to love going to the living room and playing in it so you could scatter some of the objects on the scavenger hunt card around the room for them to find.

2.      In the kitchen – with all of the nooks and crannies of a kitchen you’ll find plenty of spaces to put the scavenger hunt objects.

3.      The toy room is another great place to plan out this indoor scavenger hunt. 

4.      Have a mixture of multiple rooms and put a set number of objects in each of the rooms. 

Have this Scavenger Hunt Benefit You!

Maybe the toy room is a disaster zone and you can’t even move through the doorway without stepping on a toy (this seems to be a daily occurrence at my house… :))  Well, create your own scavenger hunt with the kids and have them clean up the toy room at the same time.

If you have the Legos, stuffed animals, leftover lunch, pajamas and what not on the floor and strewn about the room, make an indoor scavenger hunt and challenge your children to each pick up 10 Lego pieces, or 2 items of clothing or find 1 stuffed animal. 

Voila!  You’ve created your own scavenger hunt and you’re getting that toy room picked up. 

So, wishing you and your children many fun times having scavenger hunts! 



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