Kids love a good hunt - and this kind is limited only by your imagination.
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Things you need
- Felt-tip Pens
- Pads Of Paper
- Paper Bags
- Paper bags
Divide the kids into even teams.
Give each team a notebook, felt-tip pens or crayons, and a list of items to collect or to find and draw.
Limit the game to a room, a building, a park or a playground.
Assign each item a point value.
Make it theme-oriented or random.
Have them find just red items or things that are used by a farmer. Or have them bring an adult's shoe, a candle and a drawing of the tree farthest from the starting point.
Give alternatives for some items. For example, a picture of the house across the street may be worth 1 point, and a drawing of the car parked in front of it could be worth another point.
Stipulate that each team member must draw at least one thing.
Set a time limit.
Tally the points. The team with the most points wins.
Award prizes - candy, a pizza party, a popcorn party or whatever you like.
Tips and warnings
- Remember, you can have more than two teams. Smaller teams are more fun.
- Have each team find different things or just some of the same items. They may run into each other on their quests.
- Scavenger hunts for many topics are available on the Web if you'd like to have a hunt in a classroom environment.
- Children should be accompanied by an adult if visiting neighborhood homes for the hunt.