Scavenger hunt

Send the kids on a mission to find one of each item featured on a list. First one back is the winner

What do you need?
  • Pen and paper

As with any activity, they will need an adult to help them.

  • How many can do this?
  • Will suit what age?
  • How long does the fun last?

This is a wonderful way to encourage the children to go off on a mini adventure in the great outdoors.

Step 1
Step 1

First of all you need to do a bit of prep work by drawing up a list of items that the children need to go and find. It’s best to use a combination of pictures and words to help the children identify the items. Examples of the listed items might be a pinecone, a feather, a yellow flower or an acorn. You’ll need to consider the time of year and where you are holding your Scavenger Hunt to ensure you are suggesting items that the children can find.

Step 2
Step 2

Make copies of the list if there are several children involved. Alternatively you can encourage them to work as a team and share one list.

Step 3
Step 3

Once prepared, give them the idea of the game and send them off to forage. Smaller children will need to be helped and make sure you are clear about how far off they are allowed to go.

Step 4
Step 4

As each item is found, the children must tick it off their list and if possible bring the item back to show the grown-ups. If there are a few children involved, you can add a competitive element by making the first person or team back with a completed list, the winner!

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