Scavenger hunts can be played inside, outside or both. Parks, beaches or your backyard are all great outdoor locations for a scavenger hunt. Children can play this game in teams, pairs or on their own.
You will need:
How to play:
- Create a list of things to find, hear or do. Use pictures, numbers and words to create your list.
- Create a time limit (optional).
- Give children the list and let them scavenge around and find, smell or do all of the things on their list.
- The player or team who ticks everything off on their list first, or ticks off the most items before the time is up, wins.
Scavenger hunts don't need to be a competition or have a time limit, they are a great adventure and provide lots of opportunities to learn.
Ideas for your scavenger hunt list:
- something blue
- something shiny
- a feather
- a pink shell
- a butterfly
- smell a flower
- pat your cat/dog
- do a forward roll
- something in the shape of a triangle.