The holidays are here and it’s a great time to spend time with family and friends. It’s also the time of year where kids have more time than things to do. Why not keep the kids entertained with a holiday scavenger hunt that’s easy to fit into your schedule?
It’s easy to do and can give them lots of time to enjoy themselves.
How to Create A Holiday Scavenger Hunt
You may think that a scavenger hunt will take more time to setup than it’s worth, but that’s just not true. A scavenger hunt is almost always worth the time you put into it, and you can create a scavenger hunt that the kids will enjoy for awhile in less than 20 minutes.
Here’s how to keep the kids entertained with a holiday scavenger hunt:
- Decide on a Prize. Make the prize something the kids will look forward to. It would be great if it’s holiday themed. (Plus, don’t forget the celebrating even if it’s just jumping up and down and saying “you did it!”)
- Choose Clue Locations. Think of about 5-7 places to hide clues.
- Create the Clues. This is actually going to be a lot easier than you think. Let’s look at how to do this quickly and easily.
Creating the Clues
If you’re looking to create a scavenger hunt for the ages or the ultimate scavenger hunt, you typically want to create clues specific to your adventure. When a clue is solved, it will reveal the next location. You can do this easily with the AweVenture app.
But there’s another way to keep the kids entertained with a holiday scavenger hunt (or a regular scavenger hunt) that you can put together in no time at all.
Simply do an Internet search for puzzles. Choose some that fit the level of your kids. It may even be something simple like a coloring page. Make it something that will hold their interest for awhile – a crossword, a word search, or something similar. Find something that’s holiday themed (or just anything if you do this any other time of the year). On the back of the page, write a number.
Then for each clue, create a piece of paper with the next location folded in half. Put the number on the outside. Keep these papers with you. When your kids find a clue, they have to solve it. When they solve it, they bring it to you to get the next location. You hand them the paper with the matching number. When they open it, they will find the location where you hid the next clue.
That’s it! It takes just a few minutes of your time to keep the kids entertained with a holiday scavenger hunt. They can have hours of fun while you prepare for your family’s traditional holiday adventure and find where that adventure will take you.