format of a scavenger hunt involves beginning with a list
of items and the need to find as many as one can within a
certain amount of time. There are many variations on this
concept, but we'll begin with this definition. Whether or
not a scavenger hunt is successful depends largely on the
list itself. The more creative the list, the more fun (in
general) your participants will have. How does one get creative
with a scavenger hunt? Glad you asked
are some ideas for consider when building your scavenger hunt
Apply different point values to different items. The more
difficult the item to obtain, the more points it's worth.
In this way you'll reward ingenuity while also providing opportunities
every team to get at least SOME points.
Some lists involve spelling out the item (i.e. a waffle iron)
but consider also the option of disguising the item as you
might a clue in a scavenger hunt.
Give your participants a large enough area to work with to
allow them to be creative.
For a twist
make sure each team has a camera and ask
them to get their picture taken with different objects rather
than collecting them (i.e. "A picture with the whole
team standing in front of a military vehicle)
Make the lists LOOK nice
since the list is what they'll
be looking at the entire time, take the effort to design it
appropriately (ESPECIALLY if you've chosen a theme for your
to make the scavenger hunt list creation process even easier?
Consider our scavenger hunt lists collections! Applying the
principles explained above, they contain different versions
of scavenger hunt lists (with a range of difficulty levels)
in a variety of themes. The simplest list in each collection
contains simple items within the party theme while the most
challenging list contains actual puzzles to solve. To make
it even easier on your, each collection contains images to
print so that the hunts can be set up INDOORS or in confined
spaces for an alternative activity! Click
to see what themes we have available in our scavenger hunt