START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

Campers

Family activities

5 Great Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids

Written By: happycamper

5 Great Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids

Scavenger Hunts are a super fun way for kids to explore and connect. Divide your teams up and get ready to have some fun.

 

Here are five great scavenger hunt ideas for happy campers.

treasure hunt
5 Great ideas for scavenger hunts for kids!

 

Picture Scavenger Hunt. Give the participants pictures of objects that they need to find. Teams carry the pictures with an answer sheet to fill out. We suggest that you take your camera and zoom in on small portions of the object to make it harder for older kids and adults.

Theme lists. Gather items around the house, backyard, town or city! Make sure your teams have a great list. Lists are fun to make. From nature, to super heroes to seasons, there are many great ideas to inspire you.

Search with clues. Riddles, clues and other hints are a great way to search for hidden items. Hide anything from a Gnome to a rubber ducky. When the riddles lead the group down the path to success there is no question you will hear loud cheers when they finally locate their teams special object.

Physical Challenges. Teams will be given more information about the location of items after they earn a clue from a physical challenge. This active scavenger hunt is great for camp. It requires a lot of adult help in running it.

Take a selfie. Take a photo of a team member with the object. This is an easy way of checking off the list and you do not have to worry about returning items.

 

You have your idea. Now, here’s how it works!

scavenger hunt ideas
Fun ideas for scavenger hunts for kids from your friends at Happy Camper Live

After you choose a type of scavenger hunt, establish a set time period for to collect for the hunt. We recommend no longer than an hour. Pick a meeting spot for the final check in. You might want to plan to have plenty of pens and paper on hand as well as a calculator. After the time period is over, gather all the groups together and tally the score. Announce your winner! Prizes are fun but not necessary.

Tagged:- activities to do with kids, bored kids, scavenger hunt for kids, summer camp, team building, team building for kids, treasure hunt

RELATED ARTICLES

Outdoor adventure

Nature Exploration: Discovering Wildlife At Camp

Summer camp offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the wonders of the natural world. One of the most exciting aspects of camp life is the chance to explore and discover wildlife. From the chirping of birds at dawn to the rustle of leaves as a deer passes by, nature is alive and waiting […]

Activities

Tips To Tell Spooky Campfire Stories

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of gathering around a campfire, the flickering flames casting eerie shadows, and sharing spooky stories that send shivers down your spine. Whether you’re a seasoned storyteller or a novice looking to make your mark, these tips will help you craft and deliver bone-chilling tales that will haunt your audience […]

Read More...

Activities

Top Ways To Soak In The Last Days Of Summer Break

  As the new school year looms on the horizon, there’s no better time to savor every moment of the sun-soaked season. Whether you’re at summer camp or enjoying the break at home, here are some top ways to make the most of the final days of summer break. Get out there and enjoy the […]

Read More...

Cooking

Easy Recipes For Kids To Make And Enjoy Anytime

Cooking with kids can be a delightful and educational experience, fostering creativity, independence, and a love for food. Here are some easy and delicious recipes that kids can make and enjoy anytime. These recipes require minimal supervision and use simple ingredients, making them perfect for young chefs. Try these recipes out today!   Fruit Kabobs […]

Read More...

Campers

How Summer Camp Fosters Lifelong Friendships and Skills

Summer camp is often seen as a rite of passage for children, a time when they step away from the comfort of home and immerse themselves in a world of adventure, learning, and personal growth. Beyond the fun and games, summer camp plays a crucial role in fostering lifelong friendships and essential skills that shape […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

Send Your Cares Away Through Yoga and Dance

Read More...

Easy Recipes For Kids To Make And Enjoy Anytime

Read More...

Mastering Soccer Ball Control With Fun Drills And Games

Read More...

Make & Fly Kites

Read More...

categories

Activities (203)

Arts and crafts (57)

Camp stories (11)

Camp traditions (21)

Campers (91)

Cooking (35)

Education (5)

Family activities (76)

Featured camps (12)

Gift Guides (11)

Music (9)

Outdoor adventure (30)

Parents (61)

Podcast (25)

School (15)

Science (9)

Sports (32)

STEM (5)

Water sports (1)