School Supply Scavenger Hunt!
Summer is flying by and it’ll be time for back to school before you know it. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get the kids excited to go back to school, you’ve come to the right place! Use our free printables to send the kids on a School Supply Scavenger Hunt! This is such a fun way to set the kids up for the first day of school.
You have to buy school supplies anyway, so why not make it into something fun?! Our FREE printables make it SO easy to throw together this fun school supply scavenger hunt, too.
School Supply Scavenger Hunt Clues
Our lovely and talented designer, Kensie Kate, even designed TWO different versions of our School Supply Scavenger Hunt! (Because she’s amazing like that. Feel free to stop by her site, check out her darling work, and say thank you.)
Just wait until you see all the gorgeous photos our AMAZING diva, Chrissy snapped of these fun printables! Yep, not only is Chrissy one of our creative divas, but she is also the talented lady behind the camera at Christine Naomi Photography! (You should totally like her on Facebook and check out her work.)
Picture Scavenger Hunt for Kids
For younger children who don’t know how to read yet, we’ve included a picture “search & find” scavenger hunt. All you need is a bag, our printable bag cover, and the school supplies pictured on the printable.
Just print out our scavenger hunt bag cover (on page 1) and attach it to your bag. Then send your kiddos on a hunt to see if they can find the school supplies that are pictured on the bag. You can hide the supplies around their room, around the whole house, or wherever you want. You could even take the bag to the store and turn it into a shopping game – hunting for school supplies to buy.
Scavenger Hunt for Older Kids
For older children who know how to read, we’ve included two pages of printable clue cards to go along with their scavenger hunt bag. The idea is that each clue card will lead them to a new school supply surprise until they finally find their “big prize” at the end.
The best part is that it’s totally customizable to your child and their needs. You can choose which surprises and prize you want to hide! You can use all 13 clue cards OR just a handful – it’s up to you. The only clues that need to be in order are the first and last clues. Here’s an idea of how it works…
Attach the bag cover (on page 2) to your bag and set it out for your child to find, along with the first clue card which says…
Summer is almost over-time just flies! Soon you’ll be needing new school supplies. So I did some shopping- just for you… and planned a little scavenger hunt too! With each clue you’ll find a new surprise… and at the end is waiting a really fun prize! So grab your bag- it’s time to start. It won’t take long- ’cause you’re so smart! To find the first clue I’ve hidden for you, you might want to look inside of your shoe.
You’d, of course, hide the first school supply surprise inside their shoe along with the next clue card of your choice.
Then continue choosing and hiding clue cards along with your school supply surprises…
… all around the house, wherever the clue card indicates.
There’s even a clue that will take them outside the house to the car…
Scavenger Hunt Prize
After you’ve hidden all your school supplies, you’ll want to hide your BIG prize. We think a new backpack is perfect for this, since they can put all their new school supplies inside it. But you can use whatever you want- a new lunchbox or some back to school clothes would be fun too.
Along with your prize, make sure you set out the last clue card which says…
You did it! You found your prize! I hope you enjoy your surprise. Now you’re ready to go back to school. With all your new things- you’ll be so cool. Do your best and learn all that you can. And always know- I’m your biggest fan. Hope you have the best school year ever! I love you forever and ever!
Super fun, right? And SUPER easy! Just print and cut and you’re ready to make your kiddos feel super special.
Love this Back to School Scavenger Hunt for my two youngest grandchildren; ages 2 & 7. Thank you. Blessings to you.
You are so welcome! Hope your grandchildren love it. 🙂
tried to download by clicking on the white text in front of the pink background but it won’t do anything! Ugh!
Hmmmm… I just tested and it’s definitely working on our end. Maybe try a different browser?
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Hi Debbie! If you scroll to the bottom of the post and click on the white text in front of the pink background that says “Click To Download Our”… the printables will pop up in another window. Hope that helps!
What a fun way to start off the school year and get the kids excited to go back!
Right? You have to buy the supplies anyway, might as well make it fun. 🙂
My kids would be all over this!! So fun!
Such a fun way to make back to school more exciting, right?
Thanks for this!! I love it and I’m excited to try it out with my girls! I have one starting first grade and the other will be in preschool. This helps to make starting school fun!
You’re so welcome, Sarina! Hope your girls love it!
How funny! I posted a school supply scavenger hunt on my blog several years ago! I thought it was such a fun way to celebrate the new school year! Your design is really beautiful!
Oh how fun! Great minds think alike!! Yours is darling. XOXO
I have a new kindergartener this year and he would just LOVE this!! Thank you, Becca!!
This is adorable! What a great way to get kids excited for school!
Thanks Elizabeth! 🙂
Totally cute! I am seriously printing these for my kids. Thanks!!
You’re so welcome!
Too CUTE! Genius to have one for littles AND older readers!
This is SERIOUSLY adorable! I can’t wait until my little guy gets older and I can do this for him! Great job Becca, Chrissy, and Kensie! Too too cute!