Recently a friend of mine stopped in the studio. "Help me! I have 9 kids age range 3-12 coming to my house and I need to keep them occupied for about half an hour!" After some brainstorming we came up with this idea- a scavanger hunt.
Divide the kids into teams with one clue book per team and a pencil.
small photo albums from the dollar store- one for each team
a digital camera
Walk around the three main rooms the children will be in while they are visiting your house.
Take photos of objects in the rooms- get creative with close-ups
print the pictures
put pictures in the photo album on one page
write clues for each photo on the plain paper and cut the papers to fir the album
tape the paper with the clue on the facing page from the photo and leave space on the paper for the teams to write the answer down
Hand out the Scavanger Books and set a timer for 30 minutes.
When the timer goes off the game is over and the persons with the most correct items in the Scavanger Album wins a small prize.
My friend reported back to me after her family's Chritmas gathering that the Scavenger Hunt was a success. Even the adults got in on the fun.