Easter Scavenger Treasure Hunts
Kid’s Easter Egg Hunts come into their own over Easter – but if you have run out of Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny Ideas why not just create a simple Easter scavenger treasure hunt to occupy the kids.
You can play scavenger treasure hunts anywhere
A scavenger treasure hunt can be played in the house, garden park or even on the beach and are great for all occasions. However at Easter time having an Easter treasure scavenger hunt theme along with a small Easter themed prize will add a little bit of interest and excitement to the event.
Do keep in mind though that the younger the children, the more supervision and boundaries as to where they are able to search for clues must be put in place.
The advantages of scavenger treasure hunts
The one advantage that a scavenger hunt has over a treasure hunts is that you don’t need to run round hiding clues. With a kids scavenger hunt you just have to think of items the children can “scavenge” for and sticking the word Easter Scavenger Treasure Hunt – will just make it appear a bit more exciting.
You just give them the list of items they need to find and they then bring the items back to you.
Even small children can play a scavenger hunt game. The key here is to keep it small and simple. Not too many clues and not too large a place to wonder.
Alternatives to clues
If thinking of the clues is the problem and not the hiding of them, then hiding items, like a few toys or simply pieces of paper or foil in the garden or house for the kids to search for, can be great fun. However it is probably a good idea for young children to choose which toys they want to play hide and seek with.
For older children and when you haven’t time to think of clues, you can also suggest they find things beginning with letters in the alphabet. But a word of warning, do stipulate the size of objects that can be scavenged. It may cause some raised eyebrows when Dad’s toolbox gets raided or a lawnmower is dragged out of the shed.
Simple scavenger hunt clues for kids could consist of:
- round stone
- pink flower
- empty flower pot
- pink petal.
A scavenger hunt in the house, might consist of:
- cotton reel
- tape measure
All you really need to do is look at the environment where the scavenger hunt is going to take place and write a list of items or clues the kids need to find.
An activity to have up your sleeve
For older children setting a time they need to complete the hunt by and add a reward, adds an air of excitement to the game too.
Kids scavenger hunts are really good fun, pretty much free and can be played in different places and times. It is definitely one children’s activity a busy mum should keep up her sleeve.