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How to Create a Home Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for ideas to burn some calories, use up some excess energy, and make memories without leaving the yard or house? Take a few minutes and organize your own family scavenger hunt. If you prefer a scavenger hunt that is already planned, just pick your favorite theme and print these worksheets.

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How to Create a Home Scavenger Hunt

Creating a home scavenger hunt is as easy as printing out a list of clues, tasks or things to find. Split into teams or work together as a unit. You can make it a competition or just see if you can find everything on the list in a set amount of time. Since most of us are keeping our social distance, why not challenge another family or friend to do the same scavenger hunt in their home and then share the results on a facetime call?

Ideas for Indoor Scavenger Hunts

Look and Find Scavenger Hunts

  • Look for something <insert color>
  • Find something fuzzy
  • Find a cylinder
  • Look for something Slimy
  • Find three things that are the same weight
  • Find 3 unmatched socks
  • Create your own ideas

Photo Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts have been always been a fun part of my life. I remember the first time I participated in a photo scavenger hunt where each team used polaroid cameras. Whether you decide to go old school and use polaroid cameras or keep it simple and use cell phones, get outside and do a fun scavenger hunt with the kids.

  • Take a picture with everyone touching the refrigerator
  • How many people can you fit on a recliner?
  • Get a selfie in front of the front door
  • Take a picture of everyone’s feet
  • Family doing a TikTok Dance
  • Someone lay on the floor and take a picture of the group looking up
  • Create your own ideas

Ideas for Outdoor Scavenger Hunts

  • Create a funny face using rocks from the backyard
  • Find sticks and spell your name
  • Look for 3 <insert color> flowers
  • Find 2 birds
  • Find a ladybug
  • Create your own ideas

Turn this into a photo scavenger hunt and compete with your friends across town or across the country.

Printable Scavenger Hunts

Pick a theme and print off the scavenger hunt sheets. You can start creating memories within minutes.

Create a Local Hunt

There are some really cool local scavenger hunt games that you can pay for but did you know you can create your own photo scavenger hunt very easily using a website called GooseChase? You simply create a free account, set up the details and choose from any of the preset “missions” and you’re ready to go? Of course, you can pay for the upgrade and get more options but I’m really excited to try our first Goose Chase!

Missions can be as simple as “find two black cars parked side by side” for 400 points or “get a stranger to take the picture of your group” for 300 points. You can even make up your own to fit the city you are exploring.

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Have you created any great scavenger hunts with your family? What’s your favorite idea for enjoying these days with your kids? I’d love to hear!

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