During the summer season, almost all children are out of school which means that their parents will have a hard time trying to keep them on the truck. Staying in one place without something to keep you entertained is very hard for the kids to do and that is why from time to time, they shall be complaining that they are bored or tired. In such cases, it is always the duty of the parent to find educative, fun activities that you can take part in with the kids. Scavenger hunting is an educative and at the same time, involving an activity that can keep the kids engage until the end of the hunt. Planning for this game is something that most of the parents are not always aware of. According to the way you want it to be, the game can either be simple or extensive and also, you should be aware that the game can be played either indoors or outdoors.
When planning this hunt, the first thing that you should ask yourself is the best place to start. There are two most important things that guide you on where you shall host the game and that is the location and current weather condition. Playing indoors provide you with a chance of showing your creativity when organizing the game, the kids can also be involved in selecting the theme that they want for the game. Where the weather is good to play out, a scavenger hunt can be turned into an outing where the kids can have good space for exploring their neighborhood. Selecting a theme for the hunt is the second tip and it mostly depends on the age of your kids and also, location of where the hunt is taking place. Most of the times, get to ask the kids to select the theme that they want to ensure that they are more involved in planning of the game, and at the end, there can be a prize for the winner where it shall correspond with the theme that you have selected. When you are doing this, you should keep in mind the attention span of the kids when coming up with the clues to keep it fun and understandable.
In cases where the game is played indoors, the clues should be placed in areas where the kids can discover a new place in the house. To come up with a fun hint, get to work backwards from your final prize. Another tip that you can consider is taking a photo when one gets to reach on clue or location connected to the game. Having taken these photos, they can be used at the end to award the winner considering who has most photos of the clues that were set.