Create your own scavenger hunt
It’s almost Easter, and my kids love a good egg hunt. Due to the current situation in our town, county, state, country (aka COVID-19 quarantine), my kids didn’t get a chance to participate in an egg hunt at school or with their church friends. So, Big Sis and I decided to create our own scavenger hunt to give a similar experience and add in some extra challenges!
I was inspired first by a Google search for online egg hunts and scavenger hunts. Many of the results suggested Google Drive, QR codes, and images. After a few conversations and brainstorms with Big Sis, we figured out our plan.
First, we took pictures. Big Sis went around and used her problem-solving skills to determine which items would make sense. What she needed was to be sure that whatever she chose would be stationery — in other words, she couldn’t pick items that would get completely removed from the yard.
She did an awesome job!
Then, Big Sis assigned each image to a Googledoc. In my practice run, we just used the images as they were; but we went with a Googledoc for the real deal so that we could include clues. The practice images were way easier than the “real” ones!
Once each image had a Googledoc, we assigned QR codes to the Googledoc link. I used the QR codes to attach to the bottom of the items so that this process would follow:
- See the first image and find it in the yard.
- Find the QR code on or under the discovered item.
- Scan the QR code to find the next image and search!
- Continue until you’ve found all of them!
Easy enough – and free! Except for the time it took to set it up (approximately 30 minutes from start to finish!).
I see this process being useful in a lot of different avenues including my classroom or other fun birthday party adventures in the future.
How would you use an at-home DIY scavenger hunt?
Each month, a group of bloggers link up with a theme. This month, the theme was Carrots. I really went to left field but was inspired by the idea of an Easter egg hunt. See what my bloggy friends created:
Baked Cinnamon Carrot Donuts from Karen at Baking in a Tornado
Carrot Muffins from Tamara at Part-Time Working Hockey Mom
Apple Carrot Salad from Dawn of Spatulas on Parade
Spreading Easter Joy from Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments