As a child, I vividly remember my mom giving us a list and asking us to find everything on it. Sometimes the items were in our house or super obvious, other times they were outside or hard to find. None the less, these tasks kept myself and my siblings occupied for hours. So, what better thing to write about than the different types of scavenger hunts you can share with your children for something fun to do. In addition, if you want to take scavenger hunts to a new level with some added learning, try adding some of the fun twists at the bottom.

Scavenger Hunts

Around The House

Create a list of items found around the house. They do not have to be challenging, but kids will enjoy trying to find them.

In The Backyard

Is the weather nice or the kids need some time outside to explore? Share this list with them and watch them enjoy looking for the all the items (depending on the time of year you might need to modify this list).

Around The Neighborhood

Going on a walk as a family or with friends is something that can be super relaxing, and a bit of fresh air is good for all of us. But, why not make it a game and look for various items while out on a walk?

In The Classroom

This one is perfect for those beginning days in the classroom or school to help kids learn where different things are.

I hope these lists provide an idea of something fun to do with your kids. But if you are looking to take it one step further or make it more educational, here are a few things you can try. One thing you can do depending on the kids age or resources available to them is have them take pictures of every item that they find. Or if taking photos is not an option, have the kids draw what they find, and you can create a story book. Lastly, once the kids find everything, ask them to write or draw a story of how their day went to find the items. Did they have any challenges or were there items they couldn’t find?

Are there other items that you love to have your kids try and find?