A great scavenger hunt activity using supermarket catalogues.


  • A few supermarket catalogues
  • Scissors


  1. Lay out the catalogues in front of your child and then get them to search for pictures that match certain criteria. If they are capable, they can cut them out, or they can be circled with a pencil, or cut out by a parent.

    Some criteria could be:

    1) Searching for items in each colour of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet), cutting and sorting them into colour groups.


    2) Something that: lived in the sea, grew on a tree, something you wear, sometimes food, healthy food, for a baby, that daddy would use, you would use in the shower, you would put in a sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

Notes... Depending on the age of your child, this can be a really great activity to work on their cutting skills (you'll note from the photos that my 4 year old is still learning!). It's also an activity that you can adapt for different ages depending on the criteria you use.

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  • Schmoofie1983
    • 18 Jun 2015
      2:00 pm

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  • We had lots of treasure hunts and scavenger hunts for my kids. They had fun and I had five minutes for a quiet cuppa


  • My little humans are a bit too young for this but it is a great activity.


  • Great idea for kids to do when they are “bored”


  • An excellent way to amuse the kids


  • This is really creative well done


  • What a great wet weather scavenger hunt. Keep the kids occupied for a little while


  • I like this sound of this game

    • We are always getting catalogues, we never run out


  • An interesting and creative idea,thanks!


  • Good way to recycle junk mail.


  • This is a fantastic idea. Teaching the children with a game that is so cost effective it costs nothing. Thank you so much for a wonderful idea


  • Such a simple and inexpensive idea – great fun and educational too! Love it!


  • We do this and with my youngest pick out numbers and letters of the alphabet as well. Great free fun.


  • A great use for all that junk mail coming through the letterbox!


  • Oh this is a great idea. My daughter is need of ideas like this for babysitting.


  • Such a brilliant idea to keep the kids busy, thank you.


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