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Scavenger Hunt Ideas

August 28, 2007

Scavenger Hunt MapFor an cheap birthday party for pre-teen or any older child, have a scavenger hunt at the mall. Make a list of odd thing such as Alyssa's Dad's favorite cologne or a mannequin with red shoes. Each group of children and an adult must have a digital camera and take a picture of what they found. The group with the most items win.

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As a treat, eat pizza at the mall. You can compare pictures and no clean up. Most stores are willing to go along so are a lot of customers and the kids have a great time. We did this with a small group and the kids had a great time.

By Marilyn from Lewisburg, TN

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June 9, 2016

Instead of a scavenger hunt at the mall, my party was a scavenger hunt around the city! Everyone met at my house. My aunt bought four different colors of bandanas. Outside were 4-5 different cars waiting for all the teams We did stuff at gas stations, fire departments, KFC, we even had to stand on a 10 foot billboard and jump down!

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November 15, 2011

Here is an easy, free idea for your next party, a digital scavenger hunt. It is great for all ages and has the added benefit of providing a great mix of entertaining family memory photos.

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October 19, 2010

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

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October 19, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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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.

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October 19, 20100 found this helpful

I always hid presents from kids and grandkids under the laundry in the hamper! They never found it! (he he he!)

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October 20, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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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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April 23, 2005

I am looking for a scavenger hunt that our church did a few years ago. We had to go to different houses and ask things like, Can we use your shower? & then we had to sing, There will be showers of blessings. It was sooooo much fun I'd like to share it with my daughter. Thank You for any help.



C.L.

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By Mirriah (Guest Post)
June 18, 20050 found this helpful

Oh my Gosh!! That is such a good idea. You could ask for asparagus, to use their shower, to borrow a bra, use some underwear, suck their thumb....just think of embarassing things like that!! It might help a lot if you think of things that are random...I hope I was a help!! Hope it turns out well!!

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By Tay Tay Smil (Guest Post)
July 26, 20080 found this helpful

abanc.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/youth-game-underground-church-and-subliminal-scavenger-hunt/
I found it at this website

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By Theresa (Guest Post)
October 3, 20080 found this helpful

Check this one out. Sounds like it might be what you're looking for. We sure had a blast with it! www.associatedcontent.com/.../church_group_scavenger_hunt.html...

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March 24, 2010

My sister is having a mall scavenger hunt and we need a list. Can anyone help me?

By Kaylee from HI

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Make everyone try on a certain color shirt and take a picture, a keychain with an animal on it, or look at www.birthdaypartyideas4kids.com/mall-scavenger-hunts.htm

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April 21, 20100 found this helpful

Our Sunday School class did this with polaroid cameras. We had to take a picture of all in each group with an object we found at the mall starting with each letter in our Sunday School Class name.

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It was a blast. All I remember was the letter "U" we took our picture around a urinal!

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October 26, 2009

I am looking for some neat ideas to make a list for a scavenger hunt this weekend. We are having a large party with adults and kids of all ages and are going to try to do a "go to people you know" neighborhood hunt.

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