24 Spooky Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues For A Fun Kid Treasure Hunt (Free Printable)

Are you looking for Halloween scavenger hunt clues to make an awesome treasure hunt for your kids? These are the best clue cards for an…

Are you looking for Halloween scavenger hunt clues to make an awesome treasure hunt for your kids? These are the best clue cards for an epic Halloween hunt.

Halloween scavenger hunt

My kids have so much fun doing treasure hunts. In the past, I’ve created treasure hunts for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Christmas as fun holiday activities for them. After each one, they asked me to make another because they enjoyed solving and following clues that led to a special prize.

With Halloween quickly approaching, I decided to create and share with you a Halloween scavenger hunt.

These scavenger hunt clues are fairly easy so even the youngest kids can play. Each clue leads to an indoor item found in most households such as a stove, hamper, toaster, and more! 

This Halloween treasure hunt is sure to be a fun way for your kids to get in the spooky, Halloween spirit.

This post is all about a Halloween scavenger hunt.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

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Supplies For The Halloween Treasure Hunt

  • Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues Printable
  • Printer
  • Printer Paper (8.5×11)
  • Scissors
  • Washi Tape (optional)
  • Halloween Gift/Prize


First, download and print the free Halloween treasure hunt clues at the bottom of the page. Then, cut out each clue. 

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It can be helpful to number the clues on the back as you cut them out. The order they go in is top left, top right, then down continuing to go left to right. The reason numbering is important is because there is a clue dependent upon the order. 

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For example, the 3rd clue says “Knock, knock, I hear someone at the door. Is it trick-or-treaters or maybe clue number 4?”

Putting the number on the clue also helps your kids ensure they have found the correct card because some of the clues may be in the same room.

After you have numbered the clues, set aside the first one. The first clue will not be hidden, rather you give this to your kids to start their Halloween treasure hunt. 

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Scavenger Hunt Setup

When you go to hide the clues, start with the second clue. This clue will be hidden in the riddle’s location of the first clue (your child’s sock drawer). 

Before placing the second clue in your child’s sock drawer make sure to read it so you know where to put the third clue because the clues you hide will go to the location of the previous clue.

You keep doing this pattern until you get to the last clue. For example, the third clue will go to the location from the second clue, the fourth clue will go to the location from the third clue, etc. 

The last card says “You solved my spooky clues now it’s time for your prize. Go look in your bed for your Halloween surprise!” You would then place your child’s Halloween prize in their bed either under their blankets or pillow. 

Your child’s bed makes a great last location because if you have multiple children they can do the Halloween treasure hunt together but then they each can get their own prize. 

When you go to hide the Halloween scavenger hunt clues it may be helpful to pull this post up. That way, you can see the order of the clues I’ve listed out below. 

*Some of the clues you’ll need to hang up such as the door and window clues. You can either use scotch tape or some fun Halloween washi tape which is what I did.

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues

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1. If you’ve got the guts to go treasure-hunting on the spookiest night of the year, then look in the spot where you’d keep your socks, your next clue will be here.

  • Answer: Sock Drawer

2. Witches cackle and ghosts say boo. I’d check the hamper for your next clue.

  • Answer: Hamper

3. Knock, knock, I hear someone at the door. Is it trick-or-treaters or maybe clue number 4?

  • Answer: Front Door

4. A toenail and hair went into my witch’s brew. But as I cooked on the stove I may have left a clue.

  • Answer: Stove

5. Let’s watch Hocus Pocus now get that popcorn popping. You’ll find your next clue right by this popcorn topping.

  • Answer: Popcorn Seasoning or Salt or Butter
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6. Halloween is the night we wear costumes and dress up. Find your next clue where you’d go to get a cup.

  • Answer: Wherever You Keep Cups

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7. Tonight you may see a ghost, goblin, or ghoul. Or perhaps you’ll find a clue where food is kept cool.

  • Answer: Refrigerator
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8. Halloween is known for being a spooky night. Find your next clue where you’d turn off the light.

  • Answer: Light Switch

9. Pumpkins are carved with all sorts of faces. A clue will be found where you tie your laces.

  • Answer: Shoe Bench or Rug

10. Don’t forget to say thank you if a treat is given to you. I’d look in the pantry if you want your next clue.

  • Answer: Pantry
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11. Halloween is the night when ghosts and goblins come out. You’re sure to find a clue by the tub I have no doubt.

  • Answer: Tub

12. Witches cast spells & ride brooms up in the air. Another clue is waiting by the thing that brushes hair.

  • Answer: Hair Brush
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13. Halloween is the night when we walk down the street, wearing costumes, ringing bells, and saying trick-or-treat. But right now it’s time to uncover another clue. Go look out the thing where you get an outside view.

  • Answer: Window
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14. Werewolves come out on a night with a full moon. Now look where you’d find a fork, knife or spoon.

  • Answer: Silverware Drawer
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15. Kids stay up late and eat candy on Halloween. A clue can be found where dishes get clean.

  • Answer: Dishwasher

16. Vampires, werewolves, or Frankenstein, which one scares you the most? Your next clue is with the appliance used to make toast.

  • Answer: Toaster

17. The 31st of October is Halloween’s special date. A clue can be found where you’d find a plate.

  • Answer: Cupboard Where Plates Are Kept
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18. To make a mummy costume think of what you’d use as wrap. A clue will be by a roll of this. I promise it’s not a trap!

  • Answer: Toilet Paper Roll
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19. Trick-or-treat smell my feet. Find your next clue where you sit to eat.

  • Answer: Dining Room Chair

20. Witches, skeletons, ghosts and bats, Frankenstein, mummies, and spooky black cats. These are some things we think of this time of year. Now look by the board games and a clue will be near.

  • Answer: Board Game
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21. Will you be a ninja, superhero, zombie, or clown? Or maybe a princess wearing a crown? A Halloween costume can be hard to choose. Find your next clue where you’d sit & watch the news.

  • Answer: Couch

22. Your next clue is waiting by a thing orange and round. It grows from a plant and sits on the ground.

  • Answer: Pumpkin (Real or Decorative)

23. It’s time to fill your candy bowl and wait for trick-or-treaters to knock. While you wait you can search for a clue by a clock.

  • Answer: Clock
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24. You solved my spooky clues now it’s time for your prize. Go look in your bed for your Halloween surprise!

  • Answer: Bed

Halloween Prize/Gift Ideas

If you are looking for some Halloween gifts/prizes for this treasure hunt I’ve listed some out below.

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Creepy Creatures Rock Painting Kit

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Create Your Own Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues

Do you want to come up with your own Halloween scavenger hunt clues? Maybe you want to create a more challenging hunt or just want more clues to make this one longer.

If you’d like the blank Halloween treasure hunt template to create your own I’ve included it on the last page of the free printable (located at the bottom of the post). Just print off as many copies and write your own clues inside each box.

If you need some additional places for your clues to lead here are a few other great options:

  • Bookshelf
  • Washing Machine
  • Stool
  • Coffee Maker
  • Puzzle
  • Vacuum
  • Towel
  • Blanket
  • Picture Frame
  • Remote Control
  • Keys
  • Fruit basket
  • Stairs
  • Toothbrush
  • Printer
  • Garbage

FREE Printable Halloween Treasure Hunt 

Here are the free printable Halloween treasure hunt clues! You can either download and print it off now or pin this post for later!

free printable halloween scavenger hunt

Other Halloween Activities You May Enjoy!

Halloween Charades Game – This makes a fun Halloween party game!

Halloween Memory Game – If you have a toddler or preschooler at home, this memory game is a must!

15 Halloween Traditions – These are the best traditions to start with your kids this Halloween.

I hope your kids have a blast doing this Halloween scavenger hunt! I’d love to hear about it.

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