Free Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt at Home


Kids love to celebrate. Include kids in your celebrations with a free printable Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt. All of the clues can be set up in minutes and you don’t need any extra materials. Kids race around the house finding, and solving riddles until they come to the end. This final spot is a great place for Valentine’s Day treats!

Who doesn’t love a great scavenger hunt? Anytime of year, is a great time for solving riddles. They can be done independently, or by a group of children. You can even use this hunt for a Valentine’s Day party.

All of the clues are placed in simple places around the house and they are all Valentine’s Day themed. It’s a great, and easy way to add something memorable to your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

If your kids love the Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt, make sure to try a similar hunt with the Winter Scavenger Hunt.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a pinterest collage image.

As a teacher, I love the problem solving and team work scavenger hunts require. Try a Free School Scavenger Hunt that’s perfect for a rainy day and follows the same structure as this Valentine’s Day hunt. If you’re creating the hunt at home, a Free Printable Escape Room game adds even more puzzles and fun!

For more scavenger hunt ideas to try year round, check out this collection of 37 Free Printable Scavenger Hunts.

Setting Up Your Scavenger Hunt

Setting up your scavenger hunt is quick and easy. Simply print the pages and cut each page in half (each page includes two clues).

Place, or hide the clues around your house in the specific locations. The locations are:

  • Pots and Pans
  • Mirror
  • Shoes
  • A Heart (Paper cut out etc.)
  • Family Photo
  • Bed
  • Fridge
  • Plant

Depending on the age of the children doing the hunt, and how long you want the hunt to last, you can either simply set the riddle in the location, or you can hide it for players to search for.

On the bottom of each riddle, the location you will set the page is printed (upside down). This is just to help make set up faster and easier.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a printed riddle with a location circled in the bottom corner.

Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt Welcome

The first riddle can be given to players to start the hunt, or set on a table or somewhere for players to find. The clue needs to be set with, or near a heart. One of the future clues leads back to the heart set with this clue. It can be a simple cut out from paper, or a heart decoration for Valentine’s Day. Any heart will work. The first clue reads:

With Valentine’s Day in our thoughts,

This scavenger hunt starts where you store your pots.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a welcome letter set on two foam hearts.

Scavenger Hunt Clue #2

Players will check around the pots and pans for their next riddle. Once they find it, they will work to solve the next riddle.

Lots of smiles, hugs and affection,

For your next clue check where you see your reflection.

scavenger hunt for kids shows a clue in a bin of pots and pans.

Scavenger Hunt Riddle #3

Children will race to check a mirror for their next clue. Part of the fun of a scavenger hunt is that the first place, or mirror, that players check may not be the mirror with a clue. They have to search to find the correct location.

Once they find the clue on the mirror, they’ll work on their next riddle.

Roses are red, violets are blue,

Your next clue for this scavenger hunt is placed with your shoes.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a riddle taped to a mirror.

Valentines Day Game Clue #4

With a pair of shoes, the next riddle can be found:

Do you remember where this scavenger hunt had you start?

Go back there and check under the heart.

game at home for kids shows a pair of shoes with a printed riddle inside.

Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt Clue #5

This riddle takes children back to where they started. I set the first clue with a few foam hearts and this clue folded, and taped under one of the hearts for players to come back to and find. Players will return to this original location and search more to find this clue:

A picture of a family filled with love,

Find this treasured photo and look above.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows two foam hearts with a folded clue inside.

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Once children find the hidden clue, they will read their next clue:

Cupid’s arrows may come your way,

Check where you lay your head at the end of the day.

game for kids shows a riddle behind a photo frame.

Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Children race to a bed where they will find their next clue:

Chocolates, sweets and a beautiful red rose,

Check where you store cold food,

but keep the door closed.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a riddle page on a bed.

Valentine’s Day Game

Players race to the kitchen to check where you keep cold food. In the fridge, the final riddle can be found.

On Valentine’s Day love is in the air,

Search around the plant, but hunt with care.

valentines day shows a clue printed in a fridge.

Scavenger Hunt Completion Certificate

Once players find the plant with the final certificate in it, they have completed the Valentines Day scavenger hunt. You can place a small treat, sweet or prize for players to find.

valentines day scavenger hunt shows a competition certificate in a plant.

You can print as many copies of the competition certificate as you need. The certificates are a fun way to celebrate the children solving the hunt.

The hunt is an easy way to extend your celebrations and make giving a treat a full game. What a great memory for Valentine’s Day!

I hope that this activity adds something special to your Valentine’s Day celebrations!

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