Camping Treasure Hunt For Kids
Scavenger (Nature Hunt, Treasure Hunt) Hunts
Are For Camping, Outdoors, or Indoors
Write down clues for one or a group of children to follow until they get to the last clue, solve the treasure hunt and get a prize!
Make your treasure hunt more fun by using rhymes for clues.
For instance, aboutparenting.com came up with these 5 outdoor rhyming scavenger hunt clues to help you get started:
1. Flowers: Everyone loves me. I’m pretty and smell sweet.
Look down to find me! I’m near your feet.
2. Bicycle: On me you can speed like a bird in the sky.
My two wheels will make you fly!
3. Landscaping rock: I’m a giant piece of petrified matter.
If you dropped me, I’d make quite a clatter.
4. Tree: Climbing me can be quite a lark.
I’m not a dog, but I do have a bark.
5. Grill: I make lots of smoke when I get hot.
I make yummy food that you’ll like a lot.
Modify your own clues to match your outdoor or camping area and when your treasure hunt is over play some outdoor sports and games.
5-10 Clues are great. Too many clues and kids get bored, too few and the same thing happens, too hard . . . . . Make it as easy as possible so younger children can play just as well as older children, or design separate scavenger hunts with different ages in mind.
Write clues on a paper bag in order so kids have something to collect their treasures in.
Be available to answer questions so kids don’t get frustrated.
Have a reward at the end. Money, gift, gift basket – Maybe your clues create a gift basket, but make it worth their while. BTW-Mowing your lawn is no reward – Make it fun!