We did this activity last school holidays and my boys had SO much fun. The bonus is it’s super dooper easy for you to set up and can be played indoors or outdoors.
Simply lay out letters of the alphabet on the ground or floor and set the kids a challenge to find an item starting with each letter. One handy tip is to have a set of letters for every two children playing so the collection area doesn’t get too crowded or confusing. The letters can be magnetic as in the picture or a piece of paper with the letter written on it.
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I have lots of clever clogs friends. One of them is Jo. She throws the best kids parties with games, craft, themed food and activities she has researched for months.
She’s probably done 99% of the craft activities I have listed on here along with a bazillion she has found on pinterest. She is a doer.
So when we arranged to meet at the park for a play date this week it should not have been any great surprise that she rocked up with a homemade scavenger hunt game for the kids.
Between us we had eight boys (aged from 2 to 9) and one little girl aged 3. We all played. We all loved it.
To play you need a list of goodies to find for each player. Super Jo personalised ours for each child, (of course!) but this is optional. You can make the lists the same for everyone, or tailor make them to be more age appropriate or even include images rather than words for pre-schoolers. Toddlers will need adult supervision and assistance.
To collect the listed items we used brown paper lunch bags but a basket, backpack or any other kind of bag would be fine.
Allocate a certain amount of time, half an hour is great, for everyone to collect as many items on the list as possible. Everyone then gathers around to show off their treasures. The winner is the one with the most treasures in their bag.
This game is soooo simple and so much fun. We LOVE that it gets the kids outdoors but it can be modified for indoor play in case of rain. Happy days.