I bet you've done this as a child - hiding your sister's favorite doll and enjoying a good laugh as she frantically searches the whole house in an effort to find it. And I bet you've had it done to you as well - your sister getting some sweet revenge by hiding your favorite G.I. Joe character in such a place that it probably took you a whole week to find it. Well, our good old scavenger hunts aren't much different from these childhood antics either. They are a bigger and an advanced version of the games that we played as kids. Scavenger hunts are one of those lively party games, which guarantee a whole lot of fun at kids' parties, birthday parties, slumber parties, and even family reunions. On that note, here are some interesting ideas.
Interesting Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Indoor Scavenger Hunt: Have a contest where everyone has to find an object of a particular color in a specified amount of time. Other alternatives could be finding objects of a particular material or objects whose names begin with a particular alphabet, etc. If you have a group of more than 30 people at your party, you can have a hunt where the participants are required to find the following items:
- One 10 dollar note
- Two fifty cent coins
- One white handkerchief
- One ink pen
- One red lipstick
- One fork and spoon.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunts: Outdoor scavenger hunts are even more entertaining as they provide you with more options and tasks to include as part of the hunt. You can have a 'neighbors only' event where the participants are given a list of things which they must procure only from the neighborhood houses. In addition to the items mentioned above, this list can contain:
- A blade of grass
- Two oranges
- One can of soda
- One postage stamp
- Five peanuts
- One slice of bread
- One cigarette
- One blue hand towel.
Town Tour Scavenger Hunt: You can make your scavenger hunt even bigger and better by using the entire town as your playground. You can have a time-bound hunt where the participants must complete the following tasks:
- Spot a car having a dent in its hood
- Photograph a bald man wearing sunglasses
- Get hold of a pink-colored flier
- Find a coin belonging to the 1990s
- Find a torn bus ticket
- Get hold of a yellow balloon
- Photograph a girl with a jump rope
- Photograph a boy on a park swing
- Feed a biscuit to a small puppy
- Get a copy of the menu of the most expensive restaurant in town.
Clean-up Hunt: You can also use the concept of a scavenger hunt to do your bit in bettering the environment. Have a clean-up hunt where all the participants are required to scour the neighborhood locality and collect as much recyclable stuff as possible. Set a time period and make sure that all the participants sort the recyclable items appropriately. This way all of you could have some fun and at the same time, contribute towards maintaining a cleaner environment.
Mall Scavenger Hunt: These can be great fun provided you do not cause undue disturbance to fellow shoppers and store owners. You can have a contest where participants are given a certain time period in which to get hold of the following:
- A pair of pink jeans
- A black vest
- A bright yellow hooded t-shirt
- A pair of green earrings
- A pair of red socks
- A black striped tie
- A straw hat
- A pair of sunglasses
- A black wristband.
These tend to be full of energy and involve a lot of shouting and running around. Therefore, you must make sure that you do not create too much of a ruckus, or else you might find the store owner calling on security.
Hence, as you can see, the above were some ideas which can surely lighten up any kind of party, reunion, or social gathering. A scavenger hunt can be a great party idea and one which will ensure that your guests have a really good time. Enjoy!