Ideas for Scavenger Hunts
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Why not try a scavenger hunt in the dark using torches.
Get a load of penny pieces, we collect them in smartie tubes.
next time the kids are bored scatter the pennies around the garden or house for them to find.
A hundred pennies is only a pounds worth and should take the kids a while to find them all.
Themes work well especially for kids birthday parties. you can do them around the kids interests.
They will take some organising beforehand and you may need to purchase items to hide
What about a pirate theme, you can then hide coins as treasure, a pirates flag, a skull and crossbones, eye patches
parrots feathers, jewels etc. you could make up a treasure map or do clues.
More ideas for scavenger hunts:
Museum scavenger hunt:
Then make up a list that will include kids getting a printed guide from the museum.
Make up questions that are not just about the exhibits but also about the environment.
This encourages kids to take notice of everything around them.
Have a prize for kid who gets most answers correct.
Why not have a bake scavenger hunt:
Hide the utensils, bowls and ingredients around the house.
Tell kids they are looking for things that shouldn't be there ie bowl in bath
Once kids have found some items ask them to guess what they might be doing next.
Here you will find a collection of ideas for scavenger hunts for kids activities which you will find really useful.
How about an active scavenger hunt. Adult needs a camera or video camera.
Jump on trampoline ten times
Throw a bean bag in a bucket
Skip 10 times without missing
Find the treasure (pennies in bucket of sand)
Find the tin of nuts and bolts and screw them together
Blow a bubble (biggest wins)
Hop from one point to another point
keep a ball in the air for 2 minutes
with pavement chalk create a design
hang objects on a tree
Wrap a kid in tissue paper like a mummy
Have your kids hunt for items at the grocery store.
Write items for kids to collect for you on a list.
If kids are young keep labels off tins and packaging.
The kids can look for items with the same labels
If your child needs more help take photographs of items to make up a list.
etc. make up your own list for your weekly shopping
Garden Scavenger hunt for kids.
Find some ants
Take a photo of a butterfly
Find a leaf with 3 points
Find something square
Find something hard
Find something that smells fragrant
Find something prickly
Find something yellow
Find something smooth
Find something beginning with G
Find something soft
More ideas for scavenger hunts
Magazine Scavenger hunt for kids.
Get kids to cut pictures out of a magazine.
do one of the following suggestions
Anything that is red
Any items that start with the letter P
Any items that can be used as a tool.
Anything you can eat, or anything you can cook with
A picture for each letter of alphabet (difficult)
Anything that can be worn.
Magazine Scavenger hunt for kids.
Get kids to cut words out of a magazine.
The kids could cut out individual letters and stick together on sheet of paper to make up words
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