It’s almost time for trick-or-treating! Play a fun game to make the night last longer or keep little ones busy when it’s too early to start knocking on doors. This free printable Halloween scavenger hunt includes lots of spooky fun things to look for while walking around your neighborhood.
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My kids tend to drag their feet in the evenings. They can take a full hour to eat dinner when they’re bored or not interested in what I cooked. Magically, on Halloween, they can finish their dinner and be dressed in record time. It’s like second Christmas around here.
As much as I appreciate their motivation, I also know that taking them to trick-or-treat through the neighborhood at 5:31 p.m. is not ideal. There are a few preschoolers out and about in the early evening hours. But most of the school-aged kids wait until just before dark to start trick-or-treating.
In our neighborhood, Halloween is a big deal. I don’t think I can accurately explain it.
The sidewalks are shoulder-to-shoulder on some blocks and at the biggest homes, kids have to wait in a line. It’s not uncommon to see teenagers. Adults have… beverages.
Visitors drive in from suburbs several miles away and park along the streets. Imagine a block party with a few hundred of your closest friends.
Halloween scavenger hunt
I decided a neighborhood scavenger hunt is an easy way to keep the kids entertained for an hour or so. If that sounds familiar or you’re just looking to add some non-sugary fun to your Halloween, this is perfect.
I made this printable Halloween scavenger hunt with 25 different things to find and check off the list. There are several things on the list that are easy and a few that might be a little more challenging to find.
Make up your own rules or challenge your kids to find everything on the list. This could easily take up most of your evening, although I don’t think anything could really distract my kids from candy.
How to get the printable
This Halloween scavenger hunt prints on a single sheet 8.5×11-inch paper.
I haven’t tried it myself, but you could laminate the printable so that your kids can cross each item off the list – and then reuse it again next year.
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