Here's a super fun way to start a birthday morning. This birthday scavenger hunt is easy to set up, fun for kids to do, and it's free to print.
Scavenger Hunt for Birthday Morning
Our kids absolutely love a fun scavenger hunt around the house! This year, we decided to start off birthday morning with a fun scavenger hunt to find the presents.
We taped the first clue on his bedroom door. It was the first thing he saw when he woke up.
It was a perfect start to the morning. While the birthday boy was off and running around doing the scavenger hunt, I had some time to start making birthday breakfast.
Fun Clues for a Kid's Birthday Scavenger Hunt
I came up with these clue cards for my 8-year-old to do. I kept the wording straightforward and simple. That way, it's easy enough for him to read by himself.
The clues aren't too hard to find. They will send the birthday kid all around the house, and inside various rooms and nooks.
I created these clues so they can be used or not used, depending on your home set up. You can also place these clues in any order.
You'll just need to print and cut the clue cards. Then arrange them in a way that works for your house.
Birthday Scavenger Hunt Clue Hiding Tips
Depending on the age of your birthday kid, and how tricky you want to make the scavenger hunt, here are some tips on where to hide the clues. Clues can be either easy to find, or tricky to find.
Hide the Clues All Over the House
My kid loves it when the clues take him all over the house, in a nonlinear pattern. He finds it funny when, for example, he has to go upstairs, then downstairs, and then back upstairs again.
There is one clue in the deck that takes the birthday kid into the shower. For an easy to find clue, simply tape the next clue on the shower curtain. To make this hiding spot more tricky, fold up the clue and tape it to the back of a shampoo bottle.
We actually did this clue last, and hid all his presents inside the shower.
One of the clue cards takes the birthday kid to "what you put on and zip up when you get cold". This is referring to a jacket.
I like this spot because there's lots of places to hide the next scavenger hunt clue: inside the sleeve, inside a pocket, or inside the hood.
Favorite Breakfast Food
This is one of my favorite clues because it's silly and our kids love to open the pantry. To make the scavenger hunt easy, simply tape the clue to the outside of a cereal box. Alternatively, you can tuck the next clue inside the cereal box to make it a bit trickier to find.
I won't give out all my best hiding spots in this post. It's fun to try to be creative and put these clues in spots your kid will find funny! There's no right or wrong way to hide a scavenger hunt clue card.
Fold the clue cards if you need to. Use tape if you want. Tuck the clue inside something. Just have fun hiding them.
Review from a Birthday Boy
Here's a review of the scavenger hunt from my birthday boy!
"This was very fun and I was happy when I found my present. My favorite clue was the first clue because I was so excited to do the scavenger hunt. I also liked the clue that brought me to my dog's bed. It was so funny when I found my presents in the shower."birthday boy, age 8
Get the Free Printable for Birthday Scavenger Hunt
You can find a free printable for the birthday scavenger hunt clue cards below. Simply enter in your email address and you'll get a link to download the free printable.
What's in the free PDF printable?
- Colorful eye-catching clue cards
- 5 pages total, with 3 clue cards on each page
- First card that lets the birthday kid know a scavenger hunt is about to start
- 13 total clue cards for you to pick and choose from
- Last card to let the birthday kid know the game is done