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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: A Visual Scavenger Hunt

Gotta squeeze some more fun in before summer ends!

Visual Scavenger Hunt - hide small items out in the open (either inside or outside), but blending with surroundings.

Example: chocolate chip on a brown window sill.  Things to hide: paper clip, staple, rubber band,  penny, twist tie, chocolate chip,  raisin, birthday candle , red hot, piece of gum, push pin, nail, balloon, screw, button, key, straight pin, golf tee.

Give each person a list of all items “hidden.” They write down where the item is located without moving it or giving away the location. The one who finds the most items wins.

This can be added to the decathlon as one of the games.

More about organizing summer fun:

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: Outdoor Decathlon

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: A Unique Dinner

Organizing Summer Fun When Everyone is Bored: Treasure Hunt Dinner

Three Steps to Planning Your Child's Parties 



Anonymous said...

I have to plan a scavenger hunt for a staff meeting next month and your post gave me some cool ideas. Thanks.

BTW, just signed up to follow 123 and wanted to let you know Confessions of an Overworked Mom sent me!

1-2-3...Get Organized said...


I have used the visual scavenger hunt at the beginning of parties (adults and kids) many times. It gives people something to do when they arrive and starts the party off in a fun way.