Here are some fun scavenger hunt list ideas. A scavenger hunt is great fun on a family camping trip!
No matter where you are camping - near the ocean, by the forest, in the desert, close to town - you can make a list that fits your location.
You don't need special equipment - just paper and pencils.
All ages can participate equally in a scavenger hunt. Sometimes the little ones have better powers of observation than the adults!
Just make a new list and you are ready to play some more - and you'll probably want to, because a scavenger hunt is so much fun!
Get into pairs or small groups.
Have each group make a list of 10 items.
I'll give you some ideas to get started, but you'll soon find that coming up with your own scavenger hunt list ideas is part of the fun.
If you're really not feeling creative, you can find lots of great scavenger hunt list ideas here.
Pass the lists around so that each group has a list made by another group.
Make sure everyone understands the expectations. Remind them to stay with the group and to respect the privacy of your neighbors.
Discuss any safety hazards in the area - like traffic, water, animals, poison ivy - and make sure that everyone knows how to stay safe.
Decide on these details:
Find as many items on your list as you can.
When the time is up - or when you have found all of the items - return to the starting point.
Spread out your booty on the picnic table and see what you have.
You may want to have a prize for the group who found the most items, or you may want to keep it non-competitive. It's up to you!
If you want to make a real occasion of it, why not end your scavenger hunt with a celebratory batch of Smores? Click here to learn how to make Smores.
In the traditional version, you actually pick up the items and bring them with you.
Give each group a digital camera or a cell phone with camera. Instead of bringing items back to camp, they take photographs!
This version expands the list possibilities - and avoids the dilemma of whether it's okay to pick living things.
The possibilities are endless! Have fun!