Halloween is a great time to go on a walk through the neighbourhood. A Halloween scavenger hunt is a great outdoor Halloween activity for kids. When my girls were younger they weren’t very keen to check out all the scary Halloween decorations at night, but during the day was a different story.
By the light of the day spooky things lose a lot of their – spookiness. We would walk around and talk about how silly and unrealistic the witches were, or how beautiful the ghosts looked as they swayed with the breeze. My eldest daughter, especially, had a hard time separating “real” from “fake” and these walks truly helped her work through her fears.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids
If you have a little one who isn’t too sure about Halloween decorations that line your neighbourhood streets, why not take her, or him, on a fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt.
I have created a simple scavenger hunt that kids of all ages can use to search and tally up what they find on a Halloween walk through the neighbourhood.
Simply click on the link Halloween Scavenger Hunt and print off your very own copy.
Once you have printed off the scavenger hunt, clip it onto a clipboard. The scavenger hunt has words and pictures – which makes it easy for kids of all ages to use.
What will you discover on your Halloween walk through the neighbourhood?
There is also a large empty space where kids can draw anything they see which might seem interesting to them. Bring along plenty of crayons or take a picture with your phone and the kids can complete the drawing when you get back home.
Depending on the age of your kids, you can take the Halloween Scavenger Hunt out in the daylight or at night. The scavenger hunt works as a jumping off point to discuss Halloween and everything the kids are seeing. Often times simply discussing scary things takes away a child’s fear.
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