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Last Updated on August 12, 2020 by Yvette’s Treasures
Crazy Fun DIY Scavenger Hunt for Kids
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Getting together with friends is a blast! Getting together with friends to let them participate in your own crazy, fun DIY scavenger hunt is even better! Can you remember going on scavenger hunts as a kid? Many of us do, and it’s because that memory was a positive, fun-loving activity that sticks with us and brings back thoughts of happy times. Now you have the chance to help teach your kids how to make their own long-lasting, happy memories filled with adventure and good laughs with a DIY Scavenger Hunt for Kids.
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Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt at Night
How To Set Up A Scavenger Hunt For Kids
- Pick the location (an indoor room or rooms, or a specific “safe” trail or yard outdoors).
- Buy glow-in-the-dark paint and/or GITD plastic critters like lizards, snakes and spiders.
- Paint an arrow or write a clue with the glow-in-the-dark paint onto index cards or rocks.
- Post the arrows/clues on different spots throughout the trail or inside the room(s) of the house that you are using as the location.
- Have each arrow and/or clue lead the team of kids to the next spot along the trail or within the room(s) of the house.
- Try to be clever with your clues making them rhyme, or use riddles to have them solve to find the next location or clue until they reach the finish point.
- Decide if the players will be going individually, or as teams.
- Choose whether each team or player will carry a mini flashlight or a glow stick while trying to locate the critters or clues (this is helpful for smaller children in preventing trip hazards).
- If using only the glow-in-the-dark critters, you will need to count how many of each critter you have and assign each team of kids the job to locate that number of “snakes, lizards or spiders” then race back to the starting point after finding them all to claim their place as the winners.
- Add some extra fun and pizazz by hiding the glow in the dark critters or arrow signs/rocks in a single room or yard and set a timer they have to beat in order to win against the other teams. Each team would have to beat the time of the group that goes before them.
Kids Scavenger Hunt Clues
Here are a few examples of kids scavenger hunt clues that you can use. This just gives you an idea to get you started.
● Where am I? Look up high or possibly down low, where the water always freezes like cubes of snow (freezer)
● Where am I? Inside my doors you will find a pile of dishes stacked up high (kitchen cabinets)
● Where am I? I’m where parents love to sing off-key and where dry hair will never be (shower)
● Where am I? Don’t look here now or you might see something funny, sad, or even a mystery (TV)
● Where am I? I get real hot and fired up outside every time we cook, but the clue you will find on the side of me by a book (clue is on a cookbook next to the grill outside)
My Thoughts On DIY Scavenger Hunt for Kids
DIY Scavenger Hunts are a true joy and delight when planned out and executed effectively. Part of the fun is in creating the clues or choosing the locations. Whether you choose to try a glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt, or decide to play something similar during the daytime with regular critters, plush animals, or card clues, you are sure to create some treasured moments together with your kids.
Put a little ingenuity and creative elbow grease into your efforts, and you and your children are sure to have a real blast with their friends on their next DIY Scavenger Hunt! Don’t forget to enjoy making memories with your kids during the journey!
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