“There’s one!” My daughter raced across the yard to pull the little white lollipop ghost from the tree branch.
Before long the kids were laughing and helping each other hunt for ghosts in this super simple Halloween scavenger hunt.
It has quickly become one of our favorite Halloween activities for kids.
This simple scavenger hunt idea for Halloween is a fun kids Halloween party idea. It works well with kids of a variety of ages and groups sizes.
If you are looking for more ghost activities for kids, check out our vanishing ghosts experiment.
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Before you can set up your candy ghost hunt, you will need to make lollipop ghosts. It’s a fun and simple kids Halloween craft that even the youngest kids can participate in.
To make each ghost you will need a 7-8 inch square of white tissue paper. Depending on the thickness of your tissue paper, you may want to double it up so your lollipop wrapper isn’t visible.
Place your lollipop in the center of the square and wrap the tissue paper around it.
Tie a piece of yarn tightly around the bottom of the lollipop to form the ghost’s head.
Then tie the ends of the yarn together, double knotting it to form a loop so you can hang your candy ghost.
Use a black permanent marker to draw eyes and a mouth on each one.
Ghosts Scavenger Hunt
Once you have plenty of candy ghosts made, it’s time to set up your ghost hunt.
Use the yarn loop to hang the ghosts.
If the ghosts are top heavy you can secure the yarn to the back of the ghost’s head with a bit of clear tape to keep the ghosts from tilting.
You can adjust the difficulty level of the Halloween scavenger hunt depending on the ages of your kids. For younger kids put the ghosts at their eye level. For older kids you can put them up higher and spread them out more. (Love it? This winter, try having a Candy Cane Hunt.)
Going on a ghost hunt is a fun outdoor activity for October, perfect for doing in the back yard. It also makes a fun rainy day activity; just set up your Halloween scavenger hunt inside.
You’ll also enjoy:
- Homemade Googly Eye Slime
- No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
- Halloween STEM Activities
- Make Your Own Ghost Pinata’
Originally published October 7, 2017.