Are you looking for something fun and different to do with your kids this upcoming Halloween? Why not challenge them to a Halloween Treasure Hunt with clues, puzzles, riddles, and of course TREASURE!
This printable Halloween game comes in a ready-to-print download, all you have to do is hide the clues and watch the fun begin. This is the perfect activity to entertain the kids and do a little something different this Halloween season, or as something fun to do in the classroom.
This Halloween game was created to make the hiding location customizable - that means YOU get to choose the hiding locations so this party hunt can be played ANYWHERE!
This is the 1 of 2 Kids Halloween Treasure Hunts that I created - so don't forget to check out my Kid's Halloween Treasure Hunt 2
ABOVE SHOWN: SAMPLE CLUE THAT STARTS THE GAME!
Players work together to solve the clues. Each clue is a fun brainteaser centered around the all things Halloween. Each clue has a numerical answer - See clue above for example. When players figure out what the answer is they find that number on their clue locator sheet. The clue locator sheet is numbered 1- 50, and you type in all the hiding locations before the game (you only need 11 hiding places, the rest are all decoys).
If they answered correctly then the answer number will lead to to a location that has another clue, if they answer incorrectly it will lead them to a decoy spot. This continues until they complete all 11 clues and find the winners certificate, you can also choose to hide a fun treasure at the end as well.
The first clue players must determine which of the square blocks is NOT part of the larger image. In the second clue shown players use the decoder skull to place over each colored outline which will reveal letters through the skull eyes. When all the letters are put together it spells out the next clue location number. They will look for that number on there Clue Master sheet and the location written next to it is the place they will find there next clue.
This Halloween Treasure hunt is perfect for kids 8 and up (but still fun for younger teens) younger kids can often play it with a bit of guidance. We also have an Editable Halloween Treasure Hunt where the clues are a bit easier you might want to check out.
This printable Halloween treasure hunt can be played by one child or a whole group of children. If you have more than five players you may want to consider trying the competitive version where players are divided into teams to compete to see who can get to the end first.
It can be either! You can have players work together to solve the clues and find the treasure or you can divide them into teams to play against each other. If you want to play a competitive version the you will need to print out two sets of clues (or more depending on how many teams you have) and print out a separate Clue Master sheet for each team. Then simply change the hiding locations for each team. So for example, though the answer might be 4, each team will have a different location listed under number 4 so that they are not all going to the same place at the same time.
That depends on how long it takes the players to solve and find the clues, on average this takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour. It also depends on how hard and far apart you hide the clues.
ANYWHERE! Because you decide where the hiding locations are you can play this game anywhere. In the house, in the yard, at church, in the classroom. As long as there is enough space for it to be fun then it can be done.
Your Halloween Treasure Hunt Game will include all of the following in a ready-to-print PDF: