How to Plan a Scavenger Hunt the Whole Family Will Love

How to Plan a Scavenger Hunt the Whole Family Will Love

Think you’re too old for a scavenger hunt? Think again!

Scavenger hunts are an enjoyable and challenging team-building activity for people of all ages. In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day on May 24th, we’ve put together a few tips to help your hunt go off without a hitch. Even if you’re the one putting it all together, you’ll have just as much fun watching your family scramble to find the items or clues!

Choose the Type of Hunt

There are a couple of different ways you can pull off a great scavenger hunt.

  • Make of list of objects that need to be collected as quickly as possible
  • Do a photo scavenger hunt where participants take photos as items or locations are discovered
  • Create a sequential scavenger hunt (or treasure hunt) that will lead your family from one clue to the next
  • Sequential hunts can also require participants to solve puzzles or complete challenges

Each type of hunt will require different levels of planning. The good part is that they can be as simple or as involved as you would like. Plan ahead to ensure you don’t run into any bottlenecks, and so you can consider the details which will make the experience all the more fun. No matter which type of scavenger hunt you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Set Your Limits

If you are planning a scavenger hunt in which specific items need to be found, you’ll want to set boundaries so people know what’s off-limits. You could have the hunt be indoors only, in your yard, or even covering your whole block. Just make sure everyone is on the same page, so you don’t have your family running all over town!

Creating a Route

If you are creating a sequential hunt or a treasure hunt-style game, you’ll want first to consider the route for your participants. Again, make sure people are aware of the boundaries and use a numbering system for your clues to ensure they are being found in the right order.

Clues for All Ages

When the entire family is participating, be sure to include tasks that will appeal to all ages. If looking for items, make some easy and some more difficult. If writing clues, make sure some are for the kids, while others present a challenge for the adults. This will keep everyone involved, and more importantly, working together with a smile!

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