A Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for kids is a fun way to keep your kid entertained when you’re all stuck inside. Here are 12 Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt ideas to get you started, plus blank Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt clue cards so you can create custom riddles!
Many holidays have interactive components for kids. For example, Halloween has trick-or-treating and Easter has egg hunts. If you’re looking for ways to make Valentine’s Day feel more interactive, look no further! An outdoor or indoor Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for kids may be just the thing.
I’ll get into suggestions on how to do a scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day a little later. First, let’s talk about the benefits of the idea.
The benefits, or I guess I should say benefit, in a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for kids is simple: It’s fun! Trust me, your kid is going to love playing detective. But don’t worry, there are plenty of benefits for Mom and Dad as well such as:
- It’s an indoor appropriate activity; you can make this a purely indoor Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt.
- The price tag. This is a super frugal activity; even the prize doesn’t have to be anything over-the-top.
- It’s easy to setup. There are already 12 scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day riddles written for you in this post!
- It’s low mess.
- It can be educational; the Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt clues can help your kid practice reading and critical thinking skills.
As you can see, there’s a whole lot to love about these fun scavenger hunt ideas for Valentine’s Day! 😉
Indoor Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Okay, now that you’re on board with the idea of a scavenger hunt, let’s get to how to do a scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, it’s super simple; all you need are some clues, like the 12 scavenger hunt for Valentine’s Day riddles in this post, and a little “prize” to put at the end of the hunt. Once you have your clues printed out, you create a trail for your kid to follow, with each clue leading to another clue before terminating with a prize.
So, let’s say the first Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt clue, the one you give your kid is “You simply can’t be beat, now head to where we eat.” He or she would head to the dining room or kitchen table, where another clue would be waiting. The second clue would drive him or her to another room. Finally, at the end your kid would find a little prize; for a prize you could use:
- “I Love You to Pieces” Printable and DIY Mason Jar Gift
- Valentine’s Day Cookies Recipe: Strawberry Milkshake Cookies
- I Am Nuts About You Gift with Free Printable Gift Tag
- Hooked on You Gummy Worm Gift Jar with Free Printable Gift Tag
- You’re The Bomb Gift with Free Printable Gift Tag
All of these are indoor Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt ideas, except for one. (See below.) If you’re dealing with winter weather conditions or rain, simply skip that clue.
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues: Blank Cards
Want to make the fun scavenger hunt ideas for Valentine’s Day more challenging? Here’s your chance to create riddles that are customized to your house and your kid’s age. Print out these blank cards and write your very own clues.
Bonus: In addition to the Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for kids, here are some more games you may want to check out:
Valentine’s Day Games for Kids Bundle
This bundle is family-friendly, frugal, and filled with fun options like the:
- Valentine’s Emoji Game
- Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe
- Valentine BINGO