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Designing a scavenger hunt for family and friends is fun

It's fun and easy to create your own

It's fun and easy to create your own scavenger hunt. Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Kuipi Lam, Syosset

Scavenger hunts are super fun. But how do you create one? Keep on reading if you want to find out.

First, you need to pick a theme — this helps keep you organized about what the teams need to find. (You can have any number of teams, but it might be easy to start with just two.) Your theme can be anything — a holiday (like Halloween, Christmas or Easter), a hobby (like sports), or really whatever you want.

Next, you have to decide on the type of scavenger hunt you will be doing. It can be a photo scavenger hunt, a video scavenger hunt, or maybe you want the teams to physically bring you the items they need to find.

You also need a location where your scavenger hunt will take place. Common places are the playroom, the mall, a backyard or a schoolyard. Make sure you have help with adult supervision, especially if you are in a public place.

Once you’ve decided on these three things, you will have to come up with a list of items that teams need to collect. If you have a theme, remember that the items should follow it. You can either give clues to help find the items, or just let the teams search on their own.

It’s a good idea to have a time limit for collecting the items. Finally, you should have a prize for the winning team. The prize doesn’t need to be very big, though.

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