Some of my favorite memories as a child were family activities. Whether we were sitting around playing board games or just sitting in a circle and telling our favorite jokes, it was always a blast. It’s one of the traditions I wanted to pass down to my kids and It makes me so happy to see them enjoy it as much as I do. However, there’s always a group favorite at my house – family scavenger hunts. We love to roam around our neighborhood playing, collecting, and discovering. The best part is, they’re easy to coordinate with the whole family! Scavenger hunts are they’re fun for adults, teenagers, and even the little ones. Here are a few ideas to get started on your next family scavenger hunts.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Try checking out a nearby park in your neighborhood or community. Start out by making a list of things to each team needs to collect. Items can range from pine cones, feathers, or leaves. If you can, try to throw some fun things in there that might be a little difficult to find.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
This is one of my favorites! This is a great thing to add on to the neighborhood scavenger hunts, too. You can create rules such as climbing a tree, taking pictures in front of signs, or anything else that’s fun in your area! The best part is, all you need is a camera!
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
This is a great way to get to know your neighbors and community members! If you’d rather discover another neighborhood, you can always reach out to a family member or friend. Set up your teams and have them go door-to-door and ask them for common household items. Small items such as a rubber band, a toothpick or straws are a perfect starting point. Make sure to split up the neighborhood between your teams, so you’re not going to the same houses.
Downtown Scavenger Hunt
This is a great one for the whole family. If you have a pretty safe downtown area, try heading out on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for tons of fun. Some fun items to add on to your list is bringing back a napkin from your favorite restaurant or even a business card from a local store. Have fun with this one!
Any time spent with your family is a good time. Scavenger hunts are a huge hit with our family and I can’t wait to see this tradition passed on for generations. What are some of your favorite type of family scavenger hunts? Leave your comments below!