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Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

How to plan an awesome Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt with creative printable clues and simple “how-to” instructions.

Father's Day Scavenger Hunt

Father’s Day is quickly approaching which means it’s time for me to start planning some fun for my hubby, and this year I plan to kick it up a notch with a Father’s Day scavenger hunt!

For many, many years, the scavenger hunt idea has pretty much seeped into every holiday here in the Weber abode for our kids, and now it’s time to turn the tables and plan one for dear ole’ dad!

If you and your family are big fans of treasure hunts too or are just looking for something new and creative to do, I’m here to offer a little assistance!

Here are the easy directions to make a creative Father’s Day scavenger hunt with clue cards… and honestly, these pre-made printables make it a quick and easy setup!

I’ll also share some of my tried and true helpful hints to make it run even smoother, as we break it down into 4 easy steps!

How to Create Your Own Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

1. Purchase & Download the Clue Card PDF

Click on the image of the printable Father’s Day clue cards below to purchase and download the PDF.

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Printable Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

Click on the image to buy and download the PDF

Download and Desktop Flat Lay with computer

2. Print the Page of Clues

Scavenger hunt clues in printer

Next, simply print the PDF clue card page on either white paper or card stock.

*Mom Tip #1* – I recommend printing these Dad’s Day printables on thicker paper so you can reuse them in future years for other scavenger hunts.

Also using a color printer to print the tags is always a good idea to make them a bit more vibrant and fun.

3. Cut the Clue Cards

Use scissors to cut the printable Father’s Day scavenger hunt clues along the dotted line.

Cut Father's Day Scavenger Hunt Clues

4. Hide the Hints

On Father’s Day Eve night, place the clues in their appropriate places around your house.

For this particular scavenger hunt, I did not number the clues in any specific order so that you can use the ones you like best.

The only two that are vital to the treasure hunt are the first one that kicks off the search and the last one that leads dad to his special surprise. You can recognize them because the clues are covered in blue polka dots. (see photo below)

First and Last Clue of a Scavenger Hunt

All of the other clues can be put in any order or eliminated if they don’t pertain to you. (For example: if you don’t have a pet, don’t use that clue…or if there is no microwave at your house, toss that hint card!)

*Mom Tip #2* – When placing each clue think about making your hubby work for it…if one card is on the first floor, I try to be sure the next clue is on the second floor so the family is maximizing the fun of the hunt with lots of trips up and down the stairs!

The Father’s Day Treasure Hunt Tips & Tricks for Hint Placement:

For Clue #1 – Be sure to put clue #1 of the scavenger hunt in a small gift bag or out in a visible place where your hubby/dad will see it!

Here is what the first clue says:

Happy Father’s Day

It’s time to arise

Follow these clues to discover your prize.

Then simply choose any clue next to kick off the hunt!

The rest of the clues can be put in whatever order you decide.

If you want a longer hunt, use more clues, and if you want a shorter activity, hide fewer scavenger hunt hints…it’s totally up to you!

There are 16 clue cards altogether so you have lots of options. I’ve even made some blank ones in case you want to handwrite your own personalized clues.

When you get near the end, the last clue will lead them to the truck of a car (where you will hide the Father’s Day surprise)

And here is what that final hint says:

Happy Father’s Day to the best dad by far.

Now find your surprise in the truck of the car!

As far as what to give as the final gift, here are a few ideas that I’ve done over the years…

Remember… it doesn’t have to be anything expensive and extravagant…it truly is the thought that counts!

So there you have it, friends, as you can see, it’s not difficult to plan this Dad’s Day activity, and it truly is fun for the whole family!

What other family traditions do you have for Father’s Day?

I love hearing what fun things other people do!

Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, cheers to surprising Dad, and cheers to you!



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