5 Car Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Your Sweetheart

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Epic and Creative Car Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are so fun in general, but this is an even better twist on your average scavenger hunt. In short, you’re taking your man on a scavenger hunt… through their CAR. And of course, we have created the most exciting and adorable printables to take it to the next level! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This car scavenger hunt would be the perfect way to kick off celebrating ANY occasion. Additionally, it would make a perfect Fatherโ€™s Day scavenger hunt, as well! Whether it’s your lover’s birthday, or you just want to lead them to a fun date night you have planned, this car scavenger hunt is the way to go. Let’s check it out, shall we?


My sweetie will LOVE this car scavenger hunt! Can't wait to try it! #ScavengerHunt #FathersDay

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Basically, if youโ€™re looking for a fun and inexpensive idea for your man- then this car scavenger hunt seriously is the one for you! You will not be disappointed, and trust us – neither will your sweetie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, did we mention it comes with these gorgeous printable clue cards? (DUH, we are the Dating Divas after all- it’s what we do!) This means that most of the work is already done for you! This makes this car scavenger hunt so much easier!! Go ahead and take a peek at these lovelies designed for us by Courtney from Paperelli.

Car Scavenger Hunt Preparation

Let’s dive in to how you prep this bad boy. There are 5 cards to guide your babe through the car. They are so simple to prep, too – just print and make some easy cuts! Then, each car scavenger hunt clue card has a clever little rhyme that leads to the next one until your babe finds his โ€œtreasureโ€ in the trunk. What is the treasure, you ask? Everything you need for a cozy drive-in movie for 2!

Car Scavenger Hunt Clue Cards

You could go to a real drive-in OR just charge your laptop, grab one of his favorite DVD’s, and find a quiet place to park. (If you need to stay close to home and make this an at-home date night after the kids are in bed, you could even just park it in the garage and grab the baby monitor!)

So, here’s exactly what you need to pull off this epic car scavenger hunt:

  • Our free โ€œCar Scavenger Huntโ€ printables (found at the bottom of the page)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Super Soft Plush Blanket
  • Popcorn (You could add some drinks or candy if you want as well!)
  • Tickets to your local drive-in OR a charged laptop and a DVD

Now, this car journey scavenger hunt is so easy to pull off. We will show you exactly how it’s done!

How-to Set Up the Treasure Hunt

First things first, start your car scavenger hunt off by attaching Clue #1 to your sweetheart’s keys. The clue reads:

โ€œYou have the KEY to my heart. This key leads to where the hunt starts.โ€

How cute is that?! This first clue is sure to spark some excitement!

Car Journey Scavenger Hunt Clue Cards

Second, place Clue #2 somewhere by the driver’s seat. This clue reads:

โ€œYou DRIVE me crazy and always bring the heat. Find the next clue in the backseat.โ€

Now, your sweetheart may just want to stop there and revisit your backseat make-out days… ๐Ÿ˜‰ but tell him to keep searching!

Car Scavenger Hunt Clue Cards

Third, your sweetie will find Clue #3 on the backseat. We thought it would be cute to buckle it in! This clue reads:

โ€œStart your engine for a night that rocks! Youโ€™ll soon see why in the GLOVEBOX.โ€

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Cards

Fourth, you are going to hide Clue #4 in the glovebox to present the next message to your spouse. It will say:

โ€œYou fill me up and FUEL my fire.ย  Check your gas tank to see whatโ€™s going to transpire.”

Scavenger Hunt For Car Clue Cards

Fifth, tape Clue #5 to the lid of the gas tank. This is the last clue and will lead your sweetie to the big reward! It says:

โ€œIโ€™ll never tire of looking at you, hunk! Now zoom on over & look in the TRUNK.โ€

Car Scavenger Hunt With Cute Clue Cards

Finally, hide the final card & goodies in the trunk (the BEST part of this car scavenger hunt)! The final card will read:

โ€œYou make my heart race, you know itโ€™s true. So how about a drive-in for two?! I can’t wait to cuddle with YOU!”

Then, have the trunk all set up with a blanket, popcorn, treats, and a movie! It will be a sweet surprise that will leave you both smiling!

Final Trunk Surprise for a Car Scavenger Hunt

Wouldnโ€™t this cute scavenger hunt make the most perfect date night?! We are confident that it will not disappoint!

Make It a Father’s Day Activity

Like we mentioned, this car scavenger hunt would be perfect for ANY occasion. But, we were thinking, how DARLING would this be for a Father’s Day scavenger hunt?! Without question, this would make any father feel extra appreciated on such a special day! Although this is geared towards couples (especially the cute printable clue cards,) you could totally have your kiddos help you hide the clues around the car and the surprise in the trunk. They would have SO much fun being involved, don’t you think?

Then, when the kids are in bed, the romantic activity between mom and dad can begin! Because, you know, mom needs to spoil dad now! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, what a perfect way to celebrate your hard-working husband and father to your kiddos!

Date Night in the Car

Without a doubt, this special date will ABSOLUTELY make your lover’s day! Not only that, but they will be smiling from ear to ear with the cute love notes written on the clue cards.

And, if you want even more activities to do in the car, then you should check out our cozy car date night! We even have a make-out version that’s extra sweet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have fun!

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Car Scavenger Hunt

Printables Designed by Courtney @ Paperelli Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 9 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband) and our 4 kiddos. I teach high school English during the school year and in the summertime, we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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  1. OH MY GOSH!! I think this is such a fun idea! I’m definitely planning this one! Thank you!!

  2. I did this last evening for my DH, and he loved it! I could tell he was flattered that I went to the effort, and is really looking forward to our drive-in date this weekend! Thanks so much for this!!

  3. This is perfect for what I want to do for my boyfriend’s birthday….any idea what the fonts are called that are used in this? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Daniela- We actually had a designer create the printables for us. I just emailed you her contact information though, so you could try asking her. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Melanie! Did you try scrolling down to the very bottom of the post and clicking where it saysโ€ฆ โ€œClick here to download your Car Treasure Hunt Printables!?โ€ I just checked and it seems to be working on our end. Try using a different browser and let us know if itโ€™s still giving you trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. How do you download the free printable? I am trying to click the link and nothing is coming up :/ This is such a cute idea!

    1. Hi Alena! Did you try scrolling down to the very bottom of the post and clicking where it says… “Click here to download your Car Treasure Hunt Printables!?” I just checked and it seems to be working on our end. Try using a different browser and let us know if it’s still giving you trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. How were you able to make these. Im trying to make ones similar but not the same but cant figure out how to do the fonts like these. what website/computer program did you use?

    1. Hi Kimberly, one of our talented designers actually designed these for us. But many of us “Divas” use Photoshop to create our own printables. You could also check out PicMonkey.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi there Dating Divas,

    This is such a great idea, but unfortunately if I’m trying to download it. It’ says, that the file is damaged and can not be repaired. I’d love these. If you could sent these direct to my e-mail. That would be just perfect as I’m planning to take him to the drive in cinema here in Perth, Australia.

    Kindest Regards

    1. Sorry you’re having trouble with them Paulina. Not sure what the glitch is since it seems to be working fine on our end. But I just sent ya an email. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’d there a truck version of this? Like zoom on over and look in the tool box? I live the idea but no trunk in a truck….

  8. Hey! I love this!! I was throwing my son a race car party and I love love love your printable, any chance you’d be willing to share the digital file? I love the idea of a scavenger hunt but more in the fun kid version.


    1. So glad you like it Nicole! Unfortunately, as a rule, we only share the pdf (not the digital file) to be fair to our designers. But if you’d like, I can send you the contact information for the designer who did this for us and you can talk to her about getting customized printables. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This sounds amazing! My wife to be is in Indonesia for a month while I am stuck at home in Canada for work, that should give me a little time to do some elaborating on this and make it perfect for some “us” time after the catching up we will do first ๐Ÿ™‚ great idea, thanks!

  10. This is the most adorable thing ever! I totally want to do this, but when I try to download the printable, it tells me there is a drawing error. Any idea why it won’t work? Thanks!

    1. Nevermind! I realized that even though the pictures didn’t show up on the online screen, I could still download it, and everything looks great when I opened the folder on my computer. No idea what this “drawing error has occurred” dialog box means, but the download still worked. Thanks so much!