Book Character Silhouette Scavenger Hunt

Spring break is right around the corner in these here parts.  I think the kids have seen my Spring Bunny Scavenger Hunt for the past two years so this year I wanted something new.  Then I saw this tweet from elementary school librarian Carter Higgins and I was set.

It reminded me of the Guess Who Book Character display I did last fall. When I emailed Carter she generously shared her files with me and allowed me to revise them for my library.  She has also given me permission to share original files here!  So you get two versions for the price of one, haha! Choose which one works best for you!

This is Carter’s version. You have to add a letter to each character when your print them out. Then hide them around and have the kids unscramble the letters to form the secret phrase “Reading Rocks.” Unfortunately I don’t have access to an editable version of this one. But here are the files for the document and all the images:

This is my version. I put the characters in order as I think the unscrambling part will be too tricky for some of my younger patrons.  My Word document or PDF document both have the scavenger hunt sheet as well as all the characters with their corresponding letters.  Print, hide, and let the kids hunt!

Do you have any spring break activities your community loves? Let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Book Character Silhouette Scavenger Hunt

  1. We currently have another scavenger hunt going on at our library, but I can totally see this happening for Summer Reading. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing. We do a different scavenger hunt each month that we put out on Saturdays. This will be one less I need to plan! 🙂

    1. Awesome! If you have any other ideas for scavenger hunts, please feel free to share. I am always looking for new ones to put out over spring break, winter break, and summer break.

  3. This is great! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely doing this in my library next week. I’m coming across a small problem, however. When I try to download the Pigeon silhouette, the HP silhouette pops up.

  4. This is perfect for our “Libraries Rock” summer theme! I tried downloading your word document but it opens as a pdf. Any chance you have one that can be edited?

  5. This is proving to be a hit for us at Ponoka Jubilee Library, thank you! We’ll do the draw tomorrow at our storytime with egg hunt!

  6. Hi,

    This is a great idea! Are you putting the characters in the spot where you would find them on the shelf?

    Thanks!

    1. No, my library is too small for that. They’d all be in the same place 🙂 I hid them around the children’s section as far apart as possible.

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