One of the best ways to keep kids entertained without spending a lot of money is with a great treasure hunt. Here are some great scavenger hunt ideas for kids to make for a wonderful afternoon.
Scavenger Hunts Are the Best
What makes scavenger hunts so great? Their flexibility. They can be quick or keep people entertained for hours. They can be free or include a lot of fun prizes and rewards. They can be easy to put together or become very involved with themes, surprises, and special “set dressing”.
In other words you can go anywhere from easy and fun to complicated and epic. No matter whether you want to throw together something quick, you want to make something absolutely unforgettable, or you want to do something in between, it’s all up to you.
To create an adventure for someone you love, here are great scavenger hunt ideas for kids.
Rainy Day Excitement
Sometimes the hardest thing to do with kids is keep them occupied when they are unexpectedly home and without anything that draws their attention. Scavenger hunts are one of the best ways to not only keep them focused, but entertained.
For this you can simply leave clues all over the house. There are so many ways to do this it’s hard to narrow them down, but here’s one of our scavenger hunt ideas for kids that will be fun, educational, and memorable… without a lot of work.
Find a handful of items in your home (5-8) that have some educational significance. Perhaps you find a Mozart CD, historical book, or Monet print. For each item, write out a fact about that person that would identify them. Then, write out a congratulatory message.
Think about what order you want the items to be found in, then put the congratulatory message in the last item, and work your way back with each clue pointing to the next item. That should leave you with the initial clue you can hand over to start the search. For this scavenger hunt, internet searches are not only allowed, but encouraged!
This is one of our favorite scavenger hunt ideas for kids, but our next one has to top our list.
A Great Time Out with Family
Time out with family is a great way to enjoy a scavenger hunt adventure. Simply pick a few places you want to end up and then draft up some clues for how to get there. It may take some time coming up with clues, but i’s a great way to have some fun getting out with the kids.
Of course we really love this idea. It’s what the AweVenture app is all about. Find a few nice places you want to go and the rest is taken care of. Pick a nice place for lunch, a fun spot to play, and then a great place to have a treat. The app takes you from place to place with one of our amazing guides and clues and everything you would want to make a memorable day.
Time out with family is a great way to spend the day, and the final scavenger hunt idea for kids is a great way to make work fun.
A Fun Way to Do Chores
You can make chores a scavenger hunt adventure by adding clues and rewards to the chores. Perhaps the chore itself is the solution to a puzzle, like “You can use the same action to clean the living room or to bring down a martial arts opponent.”
Once the chore is done, a reward is given with a new clue. It’s a way to make chores fun and exciting. The more kids enjoy doing chores, the more they will associate chores with happy feelings!
These are just a few exciting scavenger hunt ideas for kids. There are many more you can come up with, or you can visit our blog or YouTube channel for ideas like 4 Simple Activities for Kids. Of course, you can always try the AweVenture app and enjoy a free trial on us!
Make any day an adventure with these scavenger hunt idea for kids and find where your adventure will take you.