Our Halloween Scavenger Hunt
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REVIEW: "What a surprise and how nice to receive a follow-up e-mail. I was very pleased with all that was included; it really took the stress out our LAST MINUTE plans. I am very happy with your Black Cat Halloween Hunt which I was able to easily edit to my needs (Church Youth Group Scavenger Hunt...5 grade to Confirmation age). Thank you." - Janice Pupelis, Manhasset NY
Your group will be divided into teams of up to 10 people (minimum of 3 or 4 to a team). This hunt is a timed hunt broken down into 2 timed challenges: Photo Ops and Find Items (with a bonus challenge and Halloween trivia quiz thrown in for good measure). Your teams will have 45 minutes to complete part 1. They will then report to your host/organizer to get part 2. The teams will then be given another 45 minutes to complete part 2. At the conclusion of part 2 all teams will report back to home base. OPTION: You don’t need to time each challenge section. Just give the teams this entire hunt to 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours IN TOTAL to complete it.
The teams will have a selection of picture challenges to choose from; their goal is to take 8 great photos for the highest number of points possible. They'll also need to obtain specific items which they'll find by solving a word search puzzle - these are also worth valuable points. There's a Halloween-themed quiz and one additional bonus "scariest maniac" challenge for them to complete. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will do a final presentation - we provide 4 different Halloween-themed projects to choose from. THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.
We have lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!
1. Photo of your entire team acting like drooling ghouls in a place where you’d find a skeleton, bat or ghost (or all 3). VALUE: 100 POINTS.
2. Interpretive Photo - the teams will create a photo that pictorially represents a choice of items, creatures or sayings like this example: Nightmare on Elm Street. (They'll have a list to pick and choose from.) VALUE: 1000 POINTS PER PHOTO.
3. The teams will solve a word search of 20 hidden items; they'll need to then find 10 of those items. Example: fall leaves. VALUE: 100 POINTS.
REVIEW: "We had the scavenger hunt last night and it was FABULOUS. We had 5 teams with 10-13 in each group. The groups were families, so ages ranged from 3-50 with a ton of teenagers!!! Everyone enjoyed the evening. You are single-handedly responsible for making our last two annual Halloween parties unforgettable. I will be back next year!!" - Linda Swenson, Fruit Heights UT
NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited number of teams with a minimum of 3 or 4 to a maximum of 10 people per team. You can do this hunt with 1 team racing against the clock to as many as you can handle. We do recommend one facilitator/helper for every 2-3 teams to keep things running smoothly, especially when you grade team efforts and tally up completed challenges.
LENGTH OF THE HUNT: 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of your group*: 5 minutes for opening instructions and team organization; a minimum of 1 1/2 hours for the scavenger hunt and about 1/2 hour or more for the grading, (optional) team presentations and awards presentation. *The more teams you have, the more time it will take. Also if you're driving to various locations instead of just walking, you'll need to add in time.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about 4-6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you'll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you.
- Friendly, helpful email support from the game designer - really!
- The scavenger hunt
- The rules of the game
- Step by step, easy to follow organizer instructions that will guide you through this hunt from start to finish
- Supply list
- Team grading checklist
- Team name badges
- Team ID table tents
- Collections table tents
- Award certificates
- Scavenger hunt invitation
Our 16-page guide to designing a location to location riddle hunt for your city or town.