Good morning! Just a few more days until Christmas!! Are you ready!! I am all set to go! I am just waiting for family to come so we can spend some time together. Maybe you are looking for something special to do with the family you are with. Here is a game that is fun for all ages.
I played a game similar to this back when I was in high school, back in the stone ages, you know, before cell phones. :0 I think we used Polaroid cameras. I guess now that Polaroids are back again, you could still use them! This game will take a little planning ahead of time, but it’s not too difficult.
You will need:
- a larger group of people
- a list of items to find
- a phone or camera
Before the party, you need to decide where your scavenger hunt will be. Will it be inside the house, around the neighborhood, at the mall? Once you decide where, you will need to walk around that space and make a list of the items you want found. This can be as easy or specific as you want. It could be a general item like an inflatable Santa to finding the house with 3 palm trees and a penguin. You will want a list between 10 -20 things depending on how long you want the game to go and the space you selected.
Divide your large group into smaller groups, between 2 and 6 are probably the best. It can include any age groups too. If you have younger kids, you will probably want an adult as a chaperone and to help out when needed.
Each group will get the same list of items, but in a different order. That way they are going in different directions and won’t see where the other groups went. They will follow the list and take a picture of each item as they find it. They need to be back at a designated point within the allotted time with their pictures.
Some things to decide and to explain before you start.
- You will need to decide how picky you are about the pictures. Do you want exactly the object you are thinking of or just something similar?
- Print out your lists.
- Do you want pictures with participants in it?
- Will there be prizes for just the winner or all players?
- Also, be sure you players are respectful of other peoples property or other shoppers.
Now you are ready to start! Get your groups divided, explain how the game works and go! Once time is up, the teams should be back at a meeting point with their pictures.
Now, have fun and make some great family memories!!