How To Host A Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt In Your Neighborhood

Looking for more Halloween fun? Get your whole neighborhood involved in this fun Halloween scavenger hunt using pumpkins!

We have a free printable you can use to help set up the greatest Halloween scavenger hunt your neighborhood has every experienced.

Carved Halloween pumpkin sitting on doorstep

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for an alternative to traditional Halloween festivities such as trick-or-treating, a Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt is the perfect idea!

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to get the family moving, getting some exercise and enjoying some fresh air outdoors.

Halloween decorations on the front steps of a house

How To Host A Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt In Your Neighborhood

With Halloween nearing, everyone is putting out decorated pumpkins so why not head out into your neighborhood to see what fun pumpkins you can find?

The idea behind a pumpkin scavenger hunt is that you and your neighbors will all decorate pumpkins and place them where they can visibly be seen from the sidewalk or road.

Free Halloween Scavenger Hunt Pumpkin List

First and foremost you’ll need our free printable pumpkin scavenger hunt list!

The list will have the different pumpkins you’ll need to find so all the neighbors can coordinate and make a special one according to the scavenger list.

You can even reach out to your neighbors on Facebook or The Nextdoor App and choose a date for your pumpkin hunt so everyone can get in on the fun!

Free Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt Printable

Print Off You Halloween Scavenger List Here:

Simply print this list and head out to find all the pumpkins on the list.

Once you find them, circle or cross them off.

The first person to cross of all the pumpkins on the list, gets a treat!

Go On This Halloween Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt Together

Funny Halloween pumpkin on the doorstep for a pumpkin scavenger hunt

The best part is, you can spend some much needed family time together doing this! Or you can even pair off into groups! Mom’s team vs Dad’s teams, kids (as long as their is an older child in the group) vs adults.

You can take the family on a walk (or drive if the weather is bad) around the neighborhood to see what sort of pumpkins you can find.

Will you find a scary pumpkin? A happy pumpkin? A tall pumpkin? A painted pumpkin? Or how about a glowing, lit up pumpkin?

Carved Halloween pumpkins on the doorstep

That’s the exciting part of this Halloween scavenger hunt! There are so many different pumpkins to spot! It’ll be tricky with all the other Halloween decorations though!

Don’t Forget About The Halloween Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt Prize!

Maybe the whole family will get a prize after doing this fun activity on Halloween night, maybe only the winner.

If you’re doing this fun Halloween scavenger hunt with your neighbors, making a couple big prizes and some consolation prizes is a fun way to keep the Halloween fun alive!

I hope you and your family enjoys this fun Halloween activity!

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Did you try out this Halloween scavenger hunt yet? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

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