There are lots of different ways to conduct a scavenger hunt for kids birthday parties or get-togethers- in the neighborhood, at the mall, even in your home or backyard- so allow me to inspire you with these 10 best scavenger hunt ideas for tweens!
The Best Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Tweens
A scavenger hunt is a great activity for tweens because it gets them moving. And since a scavenger hunt is so interactive it is easy to put kids together into groups to work on finding items- even if they don't know each other well, which is why they are also perfect for club icebreakers and larger groups!
The Best Glow In the Dark Scavenger Hunt
This glow in the dark scavenger hunt idea is featured over on The Dating Divas- and includes three different hunt ideas. In each one, you download and cut out the game pieces and hide them throughout your backyard for the kids to find at night (attach them to glowsticks if you'd like for them to look without the aid of flashlights).
Once the kids find the cards- they use them to either assemble a puzzle, unscramble words, or decode a riddle!
The Best Shopping Mall Scavenger Hunt
I love this editable scavenger hunt template that you can download from Lily Girl Paper over on Etsy to conduct a shopping mall scavenger hunt. Be sure that you review the ground rules with all of the participants before you let them lose! And check to see if there is a party room adjacent to the food court that you can rent to enjoy cake afterward!
The Best Photo Scavenger Hunt
I created this fun photo scavenger hunt for kids that can take place in your own backyard or at a nearby park!
If you are playing this game at a party- have the guests upload all of their photos to a shared folder on Goole drive, and create a collage out of the scavenger hunt photos using PicMonkey and place them in these inexpensive frames . These make for a great party favor that kids will keep around for a long time!
The Best Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This Halloween scavenger hunt can be used as a fun alternative to trick or treating for tweens that feel they are too old to go around “begging for candy!” A downloadable game available at the Wild Truth Design Co over on Etsy!
The Best Nature Scavenger Hunt
Simply hand the kids a brown bag with the nature scavenger hunt items printed on the outside and send them off! From Cut Party Supplies on Etsy!
The Best Christmas Scavenger Hunt
This Christmas Scavenger hunt printable from the Avocado Seed on Etsy is a great idea for a holiday party! Finish up with cocoa and cookies!
The Best Video Scavenger Hunt
This video scavenger hunt is so much fun! Be sure to go over the rules of the video scavenger hunt with all of the participants before you start- including the time frame (one hour is suggested). Each video should be edited as the teams go along- deleting clips they don't need so that all clips appear in order of the printed scavenger hunt.
And offer a special bonus for the teams that pull all of their clips together into a movie complete with text, music, and sound effects!
The Best Easter Scavenger Hunt
This Easter scavenger hunt is a great idea for older kids to do while the younger kids do an Easter egg hunt in your backyard!
The Best Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
A road trip scavenger hunt for tweens and teens that combines harder to find items with some that are funny and kind of icky? Perfect! From Meander and Coast!
The Best Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
This gratitude photo scavenger hunt is a fun way to give thanks for everything we've been given in life. Perfect as an after-Thanksgiving game! From Let's Get Together!
More Fantastic Party Games, Crafts, & Activities for Kids:
- 100 Truth or Dare Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- “What's On Your Phone?” (free printable party game for tweens and teens!)
- 50 Would You Rather Questions for Tweens (free printable party game!)
- 10 Great Birthday Party Games for Tweens (tons of ideas from around the web!)
- 10 Awesome Birthday Party Crafts for Tweens (tutorials and supplies you'll need!)
- 10 Fun Birthday Party Activities for Tweens (fun things to do at your party!)
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So do you think your kids will love these scavenger hunt ideas?