Fairy Tales provide ample fodder for a family-friendly scavenger hunt game. Children (and adults) will enjoy the sense of bringing their favorite stories to life!
Here’s a list of scavenger hunt items to get you started:
- Hooded red cape (or perhaps just a red hooded sweatshirt) (Little Red Riding Hood)
- Pumpkin (Cinderella)
- Beans (Jack and the Beanstalk)
- Rose (Beauty and the Beast)
- Person wearing leather shoes (Elves and the Shoemaker)
- Frog (The Princess and the Frog)
- Leave a trail of pebbles and photograph it (Hansel and Gretel)
- Apple (Snow White)
- House made of bricks (Three Little Pigs)
- Person with very long hair – points awarded to the team that finds the person with the longest hair! (Rapunzel)
- Porridge (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
- A more advanced game could include creating living tableaus of important scenes from the stories.
- Select lesser known fairy tales to keep things interesting. (The wikipedia page on Fairy Tales has a ton of stories I’d never heard of, including several that sound terrifying. You could do a more macabre scavenger hunt based on titles like The Girl and the Dead Man, The Glass Coffin, Penta of the Chopped-off Hands, andMisfortune.)
- An amazing birthday party version could include guest appearances from fairy tale characters themselves (or at least friends of yours dressed as the characters)!