No matter where you are, traveling to new territory and want to get a good feel for the area or playing at home in the yard, here’s how to have a family scavenger hunt that everyone will enjoy.
How to Have a Family Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is the perfect family activity that you can do on a rainy, sunny or cold day. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, a scavenger hunt is doable in any climate. Today I am guiding you forward in how to have a family scavenger hunt regardless of the weather and how old your kids are.
Take into consideration the age of all family members who will be partaking in this family scavenger hunt. Think of ideas on themes, locations such as inside, backyard, etc. for the hunt.
Draw a Map
Now that you have the theme and location determined you are able to draw a map for the family scavenger hunt. Make sure to include a child-friendly map if youngsters are joining in this fun.
Hide the Items
Now that the map is drawn, one family member will have to be designated as the hider of items. Take all items and hide them throughout the locations shown on the map. Have a main map so the hider of items knows where everything is.
Now that the items have been hidden, the hider of items family member should have a list of clever clues so the family can go out on the hunt. Having clues for every item in the family scavenger hunt will keep things entertaining and fun.
Make it Digital
You could host a digital scavenger hunt where the clues are not pointing to actual items. Instead, they are riddles or random things that one must find and snap a photo of using a smart phone or digital camera.
Set a Time Limit
There must have a time limit to the family scavenger hunt or else you may just find everyone is gone for hours on end. Determine a reasonable length of time for the scavenger hunt and set a meeting place where everyone ends up when done.
Above all, the family scavenger hunt should be about healthy competition and fun. Enjoy the time spent with the family during this fun-filled adventure and enjoy acting like a kid again yourself.
This is a low-cost, if not a free family fun activity that can be enjoyed at any age and anywhere. Whether you are looking to have a family scavenger hunt as part of a birthday party or weekend fun with the kids, or on a vacation these tips should help guide you forward in having an amazing time together.
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