Car Scavenger Hunt List

Here’s a fun game that’s great for people of any age – a car scavenger hunt, complete with a free printable list.

Here are some ideas for how to play this game:

Resources

  • List of different cars (see below)
  • Pens
  • Cameras (optional)

Preparation

None

Teams

This scavenger hunt can be played individually, in pairs or in small teams – whatever works best for your group.

Instructions

Give each of the players / teams a copy of the car list and a pen. Explain that their task is to try to find as many of the different cars as they can.

Points

Some cars are more common than others, so each make will earn 1, 2 or 3 points based on how likely they are to see one – see the list below for a breakdown of how to score them.

Ideas

There are several different ways this can be played, so here are some suggestions:

  1. Road Trip – If you’re going on a summer, Thanksgiving or Christmas road trip, try to find all the cars while on your journey.
  2. Grocery Store / Mall – To make a trip to the grocery store or mall more interesting for your kids, have them look around the parking lot to see how many makes of car they can spot.
  3. Photo – Make sure each player / team has a camera (cell phone cameras are fine) and send them off to look for the cars. When they find each one, they should take a photo of the car make on the back of the car as evidence.

Car Scavenger Hunt List

Here’s a list of different car makes to use for this game, along with how many points should be awarded for each one.

Beneath this is a printable scavenger hunt worksheet – please free to print as many copies as you need when playing this. There are two copies of each list per page to reduce the number of sheets of paper you have to use.

1 Point

  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge/RAM
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

2 Points

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • Hummer
  • Smart
  • Stretch Limo

3 Points

  • Bentley
  • Ferrari
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Lamborghini
  • Porsche
  • Rolls-Royce

Printable Car Scavenger Hunt List

Other Ideas

If you liked this suggestion, check out our other scavenger hunt ideas for road trips and about cars.

Car Scavenger Hunt For Kids

If you’re going on a long car journey or road trip with kids, here’s a free scavenger hunt list that will help keep them entertained.

It’s simple to play and doesn’t require any organizing, so here’s how to play it:

Resources

  • List of vehicles (see below)
  • Pens

Preparation

None

Instructions

Give each of your kids a copy of the list of cars and other vehicles. Explain that their task is to try to find as many of the different cars on the list as they can during the road trip.

Scoring Options

For trips with only one child in the car with you, this is a game they can try to complete by themselves by the end of the journey.

If you have two or more kids though, you can make it a little more competitive. There are a couple of ways it can be played with two+ players:

  1. First To Twenty – With this version, the first child to spot all 20 vehicles (or the most vehicles during the journey) is the winner
  2. Best Of – Write down the name / initials of the child who’s the first to find each item on the list. The winner’s therefore the person who finds the most cars, trucks, etc first

Tiebreaker

With both versions, there’s the potential for it to finish in a tie. To ensure that there’s a winner, also have them play a tiebreaker during the game.

While the kids are looking for the different cars, also have them look for a car that’s the same as the one you’re travelling in – same make, same model and same color.

If the regular car scavenger hunt finishes in a tie, the winner will be the one who was first to spot the similar car to yours.

List

Here’s a list of 20 different cars and other vehicles that the players have to find.

Beneath this is a free printable scavenger hunt list containing the same list – please feel free to print as many copies as you need. There are two copies of the list on each page to reduce the number of sheets you need to print.

  1. 2 door car
  2. 4 door car
  3. Minivan
  4. Hybrid vehicle
  5. Electric car
  6. Car trailer
  7. Semi-trailer truck
  8. Moving van
  9. SUV
  10. Truck
  11. Motorcycle
  12. Bus
  13. School bus
  14. Ambulance
  15. Fire truck
  16. Police car
  17. Convertible
  18. Van
  19. Car transporter truck
  20. RV

Printable Car Scavenger Hunt List For Kids

Prize

If you’d like to offer a prize to the winner of the game, here are a few suggestions of prizes you could give: