This printable winter scavenger hunt is a fun outdoor family activity. I love creating free family printables to help parents enjoy happy, healthy families.
How to Use the Winter Scavenger Hunt
The winter scavenger hunt is easy to use. You simply search for the items on the list and check them off as you find them. There are several ways to make the hunt more fun though. Here are a few ideas:
Take Photos of Found Items
Kids love to take pictures. Arm them with an inexpensive camera. Or, better yet, accompany them and take pictures of them WITH the items with your own camera or smartphone.
Make it a Contest
Give each person or team their own list and have them compete to find the most items in a set time period. The winner gets a prize and everyone enjoys a hot cup of cocoa together after the game.
Have Tiered Prizes
If you don’t want to have players compete against one another, you can instead create tiered prizes.
- Find 1-5 items, we’ll build a fire in the fireplace after the hunt.
- Find 5-10 items, we’ll enjoy hot cocoa in front of the fire.
- Find 11-15 items, we’ll have a pizza party movie night.
- Find 16-21 items, we’ll have a sleepover in the family room after movie night.
- Find all 22 items, we’ll go ice skating or bowling on the weekend.
Obviously, you could use whatever prizes you wanted. The prizes above are simply suggestions to get you started.
Use it as a Road Trip Activity
If you’re taking a winter road trip, give each child a winter scavenger hunt to keep them occupied during the ride.
Download the Winter Scavenger Hunt
Now that you have some ideas of how to have fun with the scavenger hunt, here it is:
More Family Fun
If you enjoy the winter scavenger hunt, you might also enjoy some of these other scavenger hunt and treasure hunt ideas.
And if the cold weather didn’t keep you from participating, you might be open to some of these Family Winter Bucket List activities.
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