Scavenger Hunts for Children
Scavenger Hunts don’t require too much preparation as you leave the players to do the thinking and finding. The idea is you look for, or collect things of interest.
For example if you see a bird’s nest in the tree this would be something you show to the other team members, whereas a strange shaped stone you could collect.
Scavenger hunts work best in a garden or woodland. You may need to put limits on team members can collect, and to give a sense of urgency and have a time limit. For small children five minutes is ample.
Ingenuity Scavenger Hunts
This one requires a little bit of forethought and preparation, but is the more common form of scavenger hunt. Create a list of things to find for each team before hand. These can be either specific items (some water) or more ambiguous, e.g. `something old, something, new, something borrowed, something blue’, etc. If you wish you can set a time limit and/or first team back with all the items or the most ingenious items wins.
ABC Scavenger Hunts
Split into teams. Leader selects a letter of the alphabet and sets a time limit. Players then have to collect or list as many things as possible beginning with the letter. Team finding the most wins.