Who’s kids’ favorite mystery sleuth? Scooby Doo, of course! All of us know that Scooby is more interested in his Scooby snacks than the actual mystery (he is a bit of a scaredy cat, after all). Still, kids will love to to solve a Scooby mystery with their own sleuthing skills. Invite your gang over for a Scooby Party, complete with a scavenger hunt full of mystery fun.
When all of the kids have arrived, read this message aloud to get them started:
I love taking presents from children! If you want them back you must follow my clues. First find the string that is the color blue.
Web Maze. Create a web maze out of blue string that the kids must follow to the next clue. Weave long pieces of blue yarn around the party room room, and tie white balloons with a ghost faces drawn on them to the end of each string. Attach the next clue to one of the balloons, and have the kids untangle the webs to find it.
By untangling the web you found my clue on a ghost. Now tie it around your ankle and see who can stomp the most.
Stomp the Balloons. Inside each balloon, place a piece of the next clue. After the kids have popped all of the balloons, have them put the clue pieces together (number the pieces to make this easier).
Yikes! To find the presents you must search high and low, and sit on the carpet where the next game is ready to go. When the game is over, the last one in the chair will look underneath it to see what is there.
Scooby Where’s Your Bone. Have one child sit on the chair and place a bone under it. Have all of the other kids sit on the floor where the child in the chair can’t see them. Next, have everyone take turns quietly and quickly taking the bone from underneath the chair. The person in the chair has to guess who took it. After everyone takes a turn, provide the next clue, which is taped to the bottom of the chair.
Scooby’s hungry from all these games! The next clue will be found where you see his name.
Pin the Sandwich on Scooby Doo.
So you think you are getting close, but you’re not! Let’s see how good you are with the biscuits you drop.
Scooby Snack Drop. Have the kids try to get three dog biscuits into a jar while standing over it and dropping them with their chins. Place the next clue under the jar.
Zoinks! I unleashed the mummies and they are all around. Wrap up your teammates in hopes you’re not found.
Divide the kids into two teams and have them race to wrap up their mummies.
Have some adult helpers dress as the phantoms to surprise the kids and get into the Mystery Machine where all the gifts are hidden. Deliver the final clue.
Well the mummies didn’t stop you, but they gave me time to get away. So, now it’s all on you! Talk it over and think about what I might use to drive away.
Have the kids run to your garage, but don’t have any cars in the driveway. Open the garage door and have the Mystery Machine inside. Have the kids run to the car/van open the back door. The phantoms hiding inside can say, “Hey, we would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”
What a creative way to celebrate with everyone’s favorite dog detective, Scooby Doo!
For the party itself, Celebrate Express has Scooby themed partyware.
Scooby Doo has been a kid favorite for over thirty years! If you are in the market for a Scooby gift for your favorite “meddling kid” or a great party favor, Amazon has a great selection.