Thrive After Three

What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween Scavenger Hunt

My scavenger hunts have been the perfect activity for all ages. It usually takes a couple of hours planning my my part and about $15-20 for a book, and it keeps children of all ages busy for an entire month. I thought this month I’d do something fun for my favorite holiday! I colored 12 pumpkins dressed in different costumes and hid them around the children’s room. I setup a ballot where children can either write the name of the pumpkin, or draw the costume on the pumpkin for their chance to win a Halloween book. Here’s a sign and a ballot, along with pumpkins you can set out for children to color: Pumpkin Costume Scavenger Hunt

There are two files in a pdf format ready to print: Tall Pumpkin Costumes Scavenger Hunt and Round Pumpkin Costumes Scavenger Hunt. You can print them out on white paper and copy the plain pumpkins on orange paper. Here’s how you can make your own:

Use two dabs of glue to hold the orange pumpkin and costume sheets together. Make sure you have the orientation correct so when you open the pumpkin the costume will be facing the correct way.

Pumpkin closed.

Pumpkin open.

My favorites:

Minion

Athlete

TMNT, or more specifically Raphael.

Lego character, or more specifically Wyldstyle.

For more school age program ideas, check out Jean Little Library. She’s hosting this month’s school age blog hop, Thrive Thursday! For more information about Thrive Thursday, check out the website with a schedule of upcoming hosts, the Pinterest board, and the Facebook Group!

Here are some of my favorite ballots: