I'm planning a family night scavenger hunt for my son-in-law and granddaughter's birthday. I'm looking for clues for indoor hiding. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
By Terri from Phoenix, AZ
Hmm. I remember a game my sister and I used to play called Find The Spot. We had a 2 inch diameter brown spot cut from an old paper bag. We would place it somewhere in a room in an obvious location and the other person had to find it. You would be surprised how hard something like that can be to find. Anyway, if you found a brown paper bag you could cut out a spot and make that one of your scavenger items. Just thought for a clue you could say "X marks the spot" and put an X on the cut out.
Another clue "You make deposits but seldom make withdrawals" put a quarter under a seat cushion or couch cushion.
"It has no screen but gives you a view". Put something like an envelope in your VCR (in the area you normally put a VHS tape), just make sure whatever you put in it is too big to fall inside of it.
If you have a picture you could make a riddle from you could tape a ticket or something to the back of it. The clue could be So and So is hiding a valuable asset.
I always hid presents from kids and grandkids under the laundry in the hamper! They never found it! (he he he!)
Our Easter Baskets were hidden every other year and we started with one egg with a clue in it to track them down... lots of fun! Some of these will depend on how much TV you watch and how old the participants are.
Keep in mind you have to arrange them so that one clue leads to the next so the starter clue could read.
"Nothing says lovin' like somethin' in the ___ "
the clue finishes as "Oven" and the next egg is in the oven. Then proceed from there.
"April ______ bring May flowers"
the clue finishes as "Showers" and the next egg is in the shower.
"One jumped off and bumped his head! No more Monkeys jumping on the ____"
the clue finishes as "bed"
"How much is the doggie in the _____"
the clue finishes as "window"
"Always leave milk and _____ for Santa"
the clue is in a cookie jar
"And leave a ________ for Rudolph"
the clue is in the crisper drawer of the fridge
Mom used Tv commercials, old saying, children's stories we read, and such to put together the clues.
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So, I am having a birthday party with girls and guys. It's a scavenger hunt around town. I am wondering what are some good prizes for the winners?
GPS. (Hahahahahaaaaa!) (10/29/2009)
For prizes, everyone loves gift cards. You can buy cards in any amount for local restaurants and stores. It makes for good publicity for the stores, and don't forget gas cards! Use any amount you're comfortable with, even a $5 gift card is nice. (10/29/2009)
A gift certificate for a pizza. Fast food certificates, ice cream certificates or a basket with lotions, nail polishes etc in it. Have fun! (10/29/2009)
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt: I need suggestions for a St. Paddy's Day Scavenger Hunt for a 7th to 12th grade girls church group.
Pattie from Fort Worth, TX
We did one in the evening and any neighbors who wanted to participate left their front light on. If it's not dark, you can probably tell them to tie a ribbon on their mailbox or something of that nature. The participating neighbors had no idea what they would need. We made a list of things to collect: a canceled stamp, a picture of a cat, a red ball of yarn, a candy wrapper, etc. Just about anything that can be gathered and put in a plastic or paper bag.
We didn't include anything valuable or breakable, in case something became lost or broken. We had teams. Each team were given a list and a bag and a time limit. Each team scavenged the same neighborhood. The first to collect everything on the list and bring it to the home base was the winner. No prizes involved, just plain fun. Every one had a blast. Even the neighbors who participated. Be sure to mention to everyone, to use common sense and keep safety in mind.
In the recent magazine, PTO Today, a school had a great scavenger hunt. They collected band aids, paper clips, penny, piece of bread, box tops, Campbell's label and the list goes on. It sounds fun. Have a great time.
Ann <Guest Post>
I am with the above idea. The extended family here has them and they always include the local little diner. They are to go get a ice cream cone, fry container, etc. They have it every year and it is always different. They do have prizes, but it is usually like a pizza gift card or something similar. Good luck and have fun. Be safe.
Michele (Guest Post)
How about: empty tomato soup can, bobby pin, red or blue pencil, anything or a piece of something with a Barbie label, vegetable seeds, inflatable pool ring, certain color balloon, torn pantyhose, plastic strawberry basket, plastic Easter egg, foreign flag. Make the teams a mix of adults and kids so the kids are well chaperoned.
I just attended a high school girls sleep over with my church yesterday night, and we did a scavenger hunt. We had a list of 20 things we had to do. Our scavenger hunt was a digital picture one. We took pictures of things instead of taking them. We split into 2 teams (but you can also have 3 or 4 smaller groups). We had an hour and a half time limit. Each team has a diver. Every one gets in the car, then opens the list.
The rules are every one on your team has to be in every picture, and your driver can not give you any clues. Things on list were take a picture at a yellow house, at a gravestone, with a Walmart greeter, upside down in front of a neon sign. Some other things were take a picture with your whole team jumping in the air, in a church members (or friends) bathtub. None of the pictures can be taken at the host's house. That's it. I hope you have a much fun as we did. (01/01/2005)
By Kayli (Guest Post)ThriftyFun
Give each guest a green plastic St. Patrick's Day hat. Each hat will contain a progressive clue that leads them to different locations, searching for a pot of gold (party favors, gifts.) (03/13/2006)