Spoil a Dad in Your Life with This Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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The Perfect Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Making dad feel special is what Father’s Day is all about! This Father’s Day, add a little family fun to your celebrations with these adorable Father’s Day scavenger hunt ideas that are all prepared for you! These TOTALLY free scavenger hunt clues make this family activity easy to set up. They even include games and activities that will help both you AND the kiddos show extra love and appreciation to dad! Of course, we have outlined everything you need to pull off this quick and easy “treasure hunt” in honor of Father’s Day. Ultimately, everyone in the family can enjoy this, but most especially dad!

I can't wait to see my hubby and kids enjoy this Father's Day scavenger hunt! All the riddles are so cute! The kids (and dad!) are going to love this! #FathersDayIdeas #FathersDay #ScavengerHunt

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To clarify, these free Father’s Day scavenger hunt clues will have your family searching throughout your home for clue bags that contain a special task, game, or challenge. Once the clue bag is found, your family must work together to complete the task before they can move on to the next clue. The fun twist on this Father’s Day scavenger hunt is that all of the tasks, games, and activities are centered around… you guessed it—dad!

All these beautifully designed printables (including the Father’s Day scavenger hunt riddles & activities) were created by one of our favorite Diva Designers – Elizabeth! She really did a stellar job in making these printables bright and fun!

Preparing the Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt Riddles & Tasks

As previously mentioned, this is NOT your ordinary scavenger hunt. In fact, of all of the Father’s Day scavenger hunt ideas out there, this one is my favorite because of the tasks and challenges included in the hunt! Additionally, with our handy printables, setting up this personalized treasure hunt for a Father’s Day activity is so easy!

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Clue Bags

To begin with, you can add these colorful bag covers to a total of five lunch bags. I used white lunch bags, but you could use the traditional brown ones as well. You can print the bag covers onto cardstock paper and attach them to the front of the bag, OR you could print the design directly onto the lunch bag. It is up to you!

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Game Ideas

Next, fill each bag with one of the five included activities. You will want to include any of the printables and/or supplies needed for that game. These are the activities that your family will complete before moving on to the next set of Father’s Day scavenger hunt riddles. Trust me. Each one gets better and better!

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas Done for You!

In short, doing a unique, fun, bonding experience for Father’s Day could not be any easier (or more fun!) With one download and print, you have everything you need to pull off an epic treasure hunt for Father’s day that dad will always remember! Let’s dive into those individual activities, shall we?

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Activity Idea

This particular Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt includes five fun activities. (Hint: You might want to pin this idea on Pinterest so that you’ve got an easy way to find this list again when you’re ready to use it!) The activities (and supplies needed to place in the bag) include:

  • Reverse Charades – The group works together silently to get their dad to guess the word!
    • Printables: Charade cards (10 total)
    • Additional items needed: None
  • Selfie Scavenger Hunt Challenge – Race to snap some selfies with your favorite guy – your dad!
    • Printables: Selfie Scavenger Hunt items list
    • Additional items needed: None
  • Father’s Day Dad-Lib – Tell a goofy story about dad.
    • Printables: Dad-Lib printable story
    • Additional items needed: None
  • Questions for Dad – Conversation starters all about fatherhood.
    • Printables: Conversation cards
    • Additional items needed: None
  • Name 5 Daddy Edition Game – Race to list 5 things about dad in various categories.
    • Printables: Name 5 game cards
    • Additional items needed: None

How cute and fun do all those activities sound? Unquestionably, this will be a hit with your family!

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Selfie Game Idea

Free Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

Now it is time to set up the clues for the hunt! By the way, all of these clever Father’s Day scavenger hunt riddles rhyme and will lead your family to the next activity. It’s so much fun to watch the whole family get excited with this scavenger hunt celebration!

Free Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues and Riddles

Take the five location clue cards and attach one to the bottom of each bag. The only clue that will not be placed on a bag is the first note that explains the game and offers the first clue. The first of your Father’s Day scavenger hunt riddles starts with:

Today is a celebration all about you

And we’ve planned a scavenger hunt to do.

Complete the activities and follow the clues,

So we can love and spoil you!

Your first clue is super easy: Go to where we keep food freezing!

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Riddles

These totally free Father’s Day scavenger hunt clues are all written and ready to go! They will send your family to places you would find in a typical home, such as:

  • Freezer
  • Playroom
  • Garage
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Rug

When you are ready to play this scavenger hunt, place all of the clue bags in the various locations around your home as indicated by the clues. With the exception of the first clue, which explains the game, the order of the following clues does not matter.

Free Father's Day Scavenger Hunt

When everything is positioned and ready to go, give dad (and/or your family!) the first clue. When they find the clue bag, have them open it to reveal the activity. After completing the activity, your family can then peek at the bottom of the bag to read their next clue!

The Final Destination: A Gift for Dad!

Eventually, a treasure hunt for Father’s Day needs to end with some treasure! The very last of your free Father’s Day scavenger hunt clues should lead you to the place where you can leave a special Father’s Day gift, such as a special dinner or treat. You can use our printable gift tag to attach to the gift of your choice.

A Father's Day Scavenger Hunt for Dad

And since dads can be a little tricky to shop for, we have an entire post dedicated to amazing Gift Ideas for Father’s Day! We even have a post with Gift Ideas for ALL the Fathers in Your Life! Basically, we have you covered with Father’s Day scavenger hunt ideas AND gift ideas. You are welcome!

Scavenger Hunts for Every Holiday!

We hope you and your family have so much fun with this little Father’s Day activity to make your dad’s day a little more special! One thing that I love about this Father’s Day scavenger hunt is that you can do it again each year. You can always switch out the activities as your children grow older, too!

The Perfect Father's Day Scavenger Hunt

Doing a family scavenger hunt has become a tradition in our home, but not just for Father’s Day! Because we love a good family scavenger hunt, we have a collection for other holidays as well! Once you do one, you will want to make it a tradition! Whenever you are looking for a fun holiday activity to do with your family, make sure to check out these similar scavenger hunts for the following holidays:

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Happy hunting!

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Father's Day Scavenger Hunt

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I met my husband, in a beginning ballroom dance class at the age of 15. He was my first crush, my first date, and twelve years (to the day) later we married. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a spunky little boy. I love dancing, hosting parties, photography, organizing & chocolate!

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Recent Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea and the beautiful printables! My husband LOVED the scavenger hunt today and had a great time finding the clues and enjoying the activities with our girls!

  2. You saved my bacon! Thank you so much for this wonderful idea and puting it all together for me! Usually I’m on the ball, but this year I ran out of time to plan something special. you Allowed me to be stress free. Thank you! 🙂

    1. You are welcome! I pulled this out today as well and it really made our Father’s day extra special. I am glad to hear you loved it!

  3. SERIOUSLY love this so much! It’s all printed and ready to go for next year! Ha! I printed it this year but decided my lil guy was too young to enjoy this with his daddy, so NEXT year it is!

  4. This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it out this Father’s Day! Thanks for putting this together.