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Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunts can be played anytime, anywhere by children of all ages.

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:

  • paper
  • pens

How to play:

  1. Create a list of things to find, hear or do. Use pictures, numbers and words to create your list.
  2. Create a time limit (optional).
  3. Give children the list and let them scavenge around and find, smell or do all of the things on their list.
  4. 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.