Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt Hide and Seek Game
Looking for fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids? Make it extra memorable with an exciting game of Scavenger Hunt, but with a twist.
This fun Valentine’s Day Monsters Scavenger Hunt Game is perfect to play at home or in the classroom. There’s more than one way to play and it’ll keep kids busy and entertained for more than a few minutes.
But don’t worry, if they do end up finishing too quickly, I’ve also got a bunch of FREE printable Valentine’s Day activities to keep them engaged. I’ll link those near the end of the post so don’t go anywhere.
This Valentine’s Day Scavenger hunt is more of a treasure hunt or hide-and-seek game.
Your kids will be busy running around your home (or classroom) looking for 16 adorable Valentine’s Day monsters.
The first one to find them all wins!
This version of a scavenger hunt can be played by kids of all ages. Even if you can’t read clues yet, this scavenger hunt is totally doable and so much fun!
Simply look for all the monsters on your monsters checklist and check them off as you find them.
For older kiddos who can read, each cute monster card has a sweet message for it’s seeker and each monster has a super cute name.
We’ll go over the variations in more detail.
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How To Print Your Scavenger Hunt Printable Preschool
If you grab my Monster Valentines Treasure Hunt Bundle you’ll see that it includes the:
- Valentine’s Day Monster’s Checklist (each player will need a sheet to play)
- 1 Page PDF with instructions on how to play
- 8 Pages of printable monster cards (2 monsters per sheet)
After your purchase, you’ll get a link to download all the files included in the game. Download them all to your computer and print them as many times as you need.
When you click on your file, it should automatically open as a PDF which you can print by clicking the printer sign in the top right corner (or send to your local printing shop).
If your file doesn’t open when you click it, that could mean you don’t have a PDF reader installed on your computer. Don’t worry, you can get it for a free PDF reader from Adobe.
You can simply print them on standard 8.5 x 11′ paper and cut out your monsters. If you’re playing with young kiddos and want something a little sturdier to play with, I suggest printing them on cardstock paper.
Many print shops also offer this paper option and even offer lamination if you really want to go all out (perfect for teachers who plan to reuse the game).
A cheaper way to make them a bit sturdier is to cut out your monster and glue them on construction paper.
This prep portion could easily be an activity you can do with the kids as part of the scavenger hunt set up (depending on the ages of your little ones).
How To Play Scavenger Hunt Hide and Seek
There are a couple of different ways to play so let’s go over them now.
Each player can play on their own or you can group kids into teams of 2 or 3 but make sure all players still have their own monster checklists.
Scavenger hunt games aren’t just fun, they’re a great learning tool as well. Children can learn to work collaboratively or independently so it can be a social activity if you like. It also promotes practicing cognitive skills, memory, and visual discrimination.
You can DIY your own set to play or grab my done for you Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt game and let’s get started.
Easy Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt For Kids Game 1
- First, make sure that each player has a copy of the 16 monsters checklist so that they can each keep track of their progress. Each checklist includes a picture of the monster along with their name and a space to put a checkmark when they’ve found the monster.
- Print out your monster cards and cut them out.
- Hide the monster cards around your home (inside or outside, that’s up to you). Try to find some fun and creative places to hide things like in cookie jars, under sofa cushions, under tables, on window sills etc.
- Set your little hunters free to search for monsters. Have them check off each monster as they find them (but don’t move the monsters).
- The first person to find all 16 monsters is the winner!
Valentine’s Day Hide and Seek Treasure Hunt Printable Game 2
In this variation, kiddos will have to collect all 16 monster circles first to win.
- Print out a set of 16 monster cards for each player and cut them out.
- Hide all the circles around your home/classroom.
- Print out a monsters checklist game sheet for each player.
- All the players look for hidden monsters. Collect 1 of each monster and check them off your list. (As a pre-game activity, you can have each player decorate a brown paper bag with their name and decorations. They can use this bag to store all the monsters they find)
- The first player to collect all 16 monsters wins!
Valentine’s Day Monsters Memory Match Game 3
The last game is a simple yet fun memory-matching game using the monster cards. You can play it on your own or with a friend.
If you’re playing with more than 2 friends you can print out 4 sets of monster cards to make the games last longer.
- Print out 2 sets of the monster cards and cut them out.
- Place monster cards face down.
- Take turns trying to match the monsters by turning 2 cards at a time.
- Whoever has the most matching pairs at the end of the game is the winner!
Valentine’s Day Monster Scavenger Hunt Prizes
Whether you want to include a grand prize for your players or even a small prize for everyone is up to you.
The game is fun to play but of course who can resist the allure of a prize?
Here are some fun ideas for scavenger hunt prizes for Valentine’s Day:
– Mochi Squishy Toys – these are so much fun and inexpensive so perfect for the classroom too
Of course, if you like you can include sweet treats too!
More Valentine’s Day Printable Activities and Games
This Valentine’s Day Monster Hide and Seek is a paid printable but I do have a bunch of FREE Valentine’s Day printable games and activities for you as well.
Take a peek at some of these posts for some fun and FREE activities to keep your little ones engaged and creative this Valentine’s Day!
Wrapping Up Valentine’s Day Monsters Scavenger Hunt Printable Game
Whether you’re having a classroom Valentine’s Day party or hosting a fun Valentine’s Day at home, this adorable Monster Scavenger Hunt Game is the perfect activity to take your party to the next level!
It’s such a fun activity that can be done with friends or on your own. Little ones will love trying to find all the hiding monsters and win the game.
It’s the perfect activity that doesn’t require too many items or time to put together. It’s pretty minimal prep so even if it’s last minute, it won’t take you too long to put together.
If you need more activities be sure to check out some of the posts with FREEBIES that I’ve linked above.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Spread the love, friends!