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In The Night Scavenger Hunt Printable Game For Kids

In The Night Scavenger Hunt Printable Game For Kids

This In The Night Scavenger Hunt Printable Game would be the perfect game to play outside with kids this summer!

Scavenger hunts are great low prep and super fun games for kids. They are really easy to start and most kids love finding all the items. I absolutely love this In The Night Scavenger Hunt printable game. The element of being in the dark will make this game even more exciting.

You could easily do this game in your backyard or neighborhood. But it would also work at a park or on a camping trip. This game would be the perfect game to play with your kids during a backyard camp out!

In the night scavenger hunt free printable game

How do you play the in the night scavenger hunt?

This Nighttime Scavenger Hunt is really easy to play. First of all, make sure it is actually dark outside. The darker it is, the more kids will have to use their ears to listen to the sounds of the night. Also, they will have to look more carefully to find some of the scavenger hunt items. 

Here are the items your kids can find:

  • The moon
  • A flashlight (presumably with the light on)
  • The Big Dipper (or any other constellation)
  • The sound of an owl
  • A shadow
  • A street light
  • Lightning bugs or fireflies
  • A shooting star
  • A porch light
  • A spider web
  • The sound of barking
  • The sound of howling (there is a difference)
  • Crickets
  • A frog’s croaking

How to make this game even more fun?

You can play this game cooperatively as a family. This might be the best option for younger kids. Or, you could add competition to the game to make it even more fun! There are two main ways to do that would be to set a timer and whoever finds the most items in a set amount of time, wins. The second way would be to give your kids unlimited time to finish the hunt, but the winner is the person (or team) who finishes first.

You might want to put some ground rules in place. For instance, what are the boundaries of the search area? Do kids need to have a flashlight with them or at least a responsible adult? This game is meant to be fun and not overly challenging.. so make sure you enact the safety rules that make sense for your family.

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Download this FREE PRintable Game now!

Getting access to this FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt couldn’t be any easier? You can either click here or click on the photo below and download the printable game card.

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