Spooky Halloween Clue Hunt

Play this Halloween clue hunt after dark for extra spooky fun.

sppoky halloween scavenger hunt

For a fun outdoor halloween clue hunt use the following clues in any order. Use them all or just a few.

Keep in mind that you will have to give your hunters their first clue to start, and there is one clue that must go last because it leads to the treats.

Other than that, it doesn't matter what order you put the clues in.

This scavenger hunt requires a little preparation, but it is oh so much fun and authentically Halloween.

A printable version is available by filling in the form below. Happy Haunted Hunting! 


Halloween Clue Hunt Clues

Out in the dark and under a tree
Look for a graveyard skeleton key
Don't be afraid of guts and goo
For on that key is your next clue
 


Answer to the above clue: Skeleton key hidden in goo under a tree. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a skeleton key in a sealed plastic bag or wrap it in plastic wrap several times. Make a batch of oatmeal or pasta mixed with some red food coloring and put it in a container. Hide the skeleton key in the gooey mess and put the container under a tree.
 



They say that bats come out at night
But don't be overcome with fright
A bat hangs in the barn somewhere
And your next clue is hidden there
 


Answer to the above clue: A paper or rubber bat hanging somewhere. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a bat. If you have a barn hang it from a beam. If not, there is an extra clue with a blank, where the word "barn" now is, that you can use to fill in an alternate location. It that case hang the bat anywhere in that location.
 



Jack-o-lanterns light the night
Their eerie faces shining bright
The knife that shaped them lies around
And holds your next clue safe and sound
 


Answer to the above clue: A knife lying near lighted Jack-o-lanterns. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a knife in a sealed plastic bag or wrap it in plastic wrap several times. Hide the knife near some lighted Jack-o-lanterns carved from real pumpkins.
 



Bones are scattered everywhere
Around a pile of leaves somewhere
One of those bones holds your next clue
Beware the owner watches you
 


Answer to the above clue: Skeleton bone in or around a pile of leaves. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a skeleton bone in a sealed plastic bag or wrap it in plastic wrap several times. Place the bone, plus several others, in or around a pile of leaves. You can get skeletons or skeleton bones at a dollar store or department store.
 



A spider crawls upon its web
Up in a tree where it is spread
Entangled in a web of doom
Your next clue there must surely loom
 


Answer to the above clue: Spider in a web in a tree. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a plastic or rubber spider, set it in a fake spider web, and hang it in a tree. Fake spiders and spider webs are available at most dollar stores and department stores.
 



Look on the yard, look all around
Or your next clue will not be found
Beware the woman dressed in black
Your clue is hidden in her hat
 


Answer to the above clue: A witch's hat on the yard somewhere. 

Special Instructions:
Hide your next clue of choice in a witch's hat and place it somewhere in the yard, high or low. First wrap the clue in a sealed plastic bag or in plastic wrap several times in case it is damp outside.
 



Don't be afraid, but look for white
Not in a box; not on a kite
A specter's hanging in the yard
Your next clue's hidden in his garb
 


Answer to the above clue: A ghost costume hanging somewhere in the yard. 

Special Instructions:
Hide your next clue of choice in a ghost costume (or sheet or plastic bag with holes for eyes) and hang it somewhere in the yard. First wrap the clue in a sealed plastic bag or in plastic wrap several times in case it is damp outside.
 



Black cats roam about at night
They always hiss and sometimes bite
Along the fence is where they hide
You'll find a clue by one cat's side
 


Answer to the above clue: A black cat somewhere. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a black cat. First wrap the clue in a sealed plastic bag or in plastic wrap several times in case it is damp outside. Be sure to have a few black cats. Cut the cats out of bristol board or purchase toy cats. If you have a fence, line the cats up along the fence (one will have a clue attached). If you don't have a fence, there is an extra clue with a blank, where the word "fence" now is, that you can use to fill in an alternate location. In that case line up the cats anywhere in that location.
 



Where is your next clue you may ask?
Your next clue's hidden in a mask
On the front porch the mask you'll find
But on your way keep watch behind
 


Answer to the above clue: A mask somewhere. 

Special Instructions:
Attach your next clue of choice to a mask. First wrap the clue in a sealed plastic bag or in plastic wrap several times in case it is damp outside. If you have a front porch, hide the mask there. If not, there is an extra clue with a blank, where the word "front porch" now is, that you can use to fill in an alternate location. In that case hide the mask in that location.
 



Tonight is not all fright and fear
A trick or treat is waiting near
The kitchen holds a sweet surprise
Enter the house and claim your prize
 


Answer to the above clue: Treats somewhere. 

Special Instructions:
Whatever order you choose to put your clues in, this needs to be the last clue. It will lead to treats or treat bags. If you want the treat bags to be waiting in the kitchen, use this clue. If not, there is an extra clue with a blank, where the word "kitchen" now is, that you can use to fill in an alternate location. In that case place the treats in that location.


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