Looking for a fun way to entertain your little ones for an afternoon? Why not plan a scavenger hunt? Finding activities to keep the kids busy is not always easy, especially when they reach a certain age. Making up a scavenger hunt is great for their bodies and their minds. They can explore the world around them, get some exercise, practice their hunting skills and achieve a sense of accomplishment. If you feel like you and your kids are stuck on fun activities and sliding closer and closer to that dreaded indoor rut, then it’s time to get out there and hunt!
Fun Scavenger Hunt Games
You can really make a scavenger hunt with anything. Younger children will probably be happiest to look for items that are small yet easy to identify which is why Easter egg hunts are quite successful for little ones. However, you don’t have to simply hide Easter eggs – you can hide other items too – toy cars; marbles; stuffed animals. This will give toddlers a sense of thrill and excitement, even if they are too young to properly understand the concept of a scavenger hunt.
Once your child is able to understand what a scavenger hunt is and is able to read clues, then you can choose from some of these tried and loved scavenger hunt games:
The Thrill of the Hunt
One important thing to remember when it comes to scavenger hunts is that it can be quite easy for kids to get overwhelmed and frustrated, especially if the clues are too hard or if they are not having any success finding the items. Offer your assistance anytime they need it and try to choose clues and games that work with their ability. With practice, they will get better and you can enjoy more advanced versions of the versatile scavenger hunt.