Virtual Scavenger Hunts
Looking for a chance to get out of the house and explore without gathering with tons of other people? Try something new with a virtual scavenger hunt. Here are a few we've found.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt Services:
- Let's Roam offers "carefully crafted exciting experiences in 400+ cities across the globe" as well as at-home activities.
- Puzzling Adventures offers " a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour" in a wide range of locations.
- Watson Adventures offers "virtual team-building games, tours & hunts."
- cityHUNT provides scavenger hunts and virtual parties.
- Wildgoose offers urban scavenger hunts, hybrid escape rooms, and murder mystery parties.
- Goosechase is a free app that allows you to organize your own customized scavenger hunts.
- Cluetivity is a subscription app that offers outdoor, mobile, and online games.
- Huntzz is a free app that allows you to play existing scavenger hunts or create your own.
- Outset Family Scavenger Hunt Card Game has indoor and outdoor challenges designed for ages 6 and up.
- Gotrovo Family Treasure Hunt Game incorporates educational elements and problem solving skills for ages 3 to 10.
- gofindit Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Families gets players ages 3 and up to think creatively to find natural elements to fit the word on each card.
- Escape Kit sells packages for at-home escape kits for kids and adults.
DIY Old School:
Create your own scavenger hunt for your family. Have players collect items or take pictures with a phone. Here are some theme ideas and a few items for each to get you started:
- Nature: a yellow color leaf, a smooth stone, something fuzzy, a seed
- Errands: if the kids have to come along grocery shopping, give them a list. Little ones can match pictures to items from the cart, older kids can scout the next aisle for items.
- Neighborhood: think neighborhood landmarks, neighbors' lawn decor, a yield or pedestrian sign, a street name that's close by but less familiar.
- Friends: how many friends and neighbors can you get to wave at a window?
- Alphabet: finding all the letters of the alphabet is a bigger challenge on a walk than on a car trip, but you can cheat a bit by also counting objects that start with a letter
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