How to Set up a Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun Valentine's Scavenger Hunt that your kids will love.

There are many ways to get creative with this to make sure your kiddos not only have a blast, but will make them smile all day!

Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

A fun DIY Valentine's Scavenger Hunt is the perfect way to get kids of all ages involved and having fun this Valentine's Day.

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Planning the Scavenger Hunt

First you'll need to decide how you want to handle your scavenger hunt.

There are a few questions you'll want to ask yourself:

What will the treasure be?

Do I want to put a small gift to find for each clue or have one stash of goodies for the kids to find at the end of the scavenger hunt?

This is totally up to you, your budget, and what you want to do each year.

Of course, gifts don't have to be expensive.

They can be love notes cut out of coloured paper or you could make these cute DIY Valentine's heart wands.

So get creative!

When will we do the scavenger hunt?

This depends a lot on your schedule.

While starting the day with a cool memory is nice, not all parents are home in the morning.

And sometimes the kids are not up for morning activities.

Another great time to do scavenger hunt is after school or even after dinner.

Maybe a dessert scavenger hunt with one of these delicious dessert recipes at the end of it?

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Just plan for the time that works best for your family and consider what types of Valentine's goodies you'll give the kids.

Answering these questions will help you get started on how to set up your Valentine's Scavenger Hunt. 

Once you figure out what you want, it'll be time for some fun.

Setting up the Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

To help, here are some tips to get you started:

1. Make a list of items that can be found around the house or in the backyard.

This can include anything from candy hearts and stickers, to stuffed animals and flowers.

2. If you're feeling adventurous, take the scavenger hunt outside into your neighborhood or local park. 

This is a great way to get some fresh air and explore new areas.

3. Hide clues in different places for the kids to find.

This could be anything from love notes written on colourful paper, to small presents tucked away.

4. Older children or homeschoolers might enjoy doing a research scavenger hunt where they have to find information about certain things related to the holiday.

5. Younger children will love finding out what emotions are hidden around the house and garden, as well as getting a cute Valentine's card from their parents or older siblings to celebrate.

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Need help planning and setting up your Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt?

Print this Printable PDF for an easy to set up that includes clues and tips on where to put the colourful Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt clues.

All you have to do is print out the pages, trim them with scissors, and place them through the house.

It's a great way to create an indoor Valentine's scavenger hunt.

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Ensuring that your kids have tons of fun is simple when you set up a Valentine's Scavenger Hunt.

Just follow these pointers and get ready for some great memories.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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