Why We Love Scavenger Hunts (and National Scavenger Hunt Day)
Recent studies have shown that people who participate in collaborative games, such as scavenger hunts have higher levels of happiness, and in some cases relaxation, as a result of their good ol’ fashion fun. A scavenger hunt undoubtedly brings out that sense of joy.
B. Scavenger hunts serve as a sense of accomplishment
Not just in a personal sense, but in a group sense. That feeling of completing the final challenge of the final level of the scavenger hunt with your best friends = priceless.
C. It’s a reason to get outdoors
Scavenger Hunts, whether it be challenged based or a photographic scavenger hunt can allow us to get outside and enjoy the scenery, as well as serve as an escape from our sometimes monotonous lives.
How to Celebrate National Puzzle Day
1. Organize a scavenger hunt
Three words: location, location, location. Draw out a map and organize a list with specific items, invite friends, and embark in the fun. Remember to set rules and safety measures.
2. Do a scavenger hunt at work
Stuck at work? Well be the one to spark a little hunt in your workday.
3. Participate in a locally-hosted scavenger hunt
Find a local scavenger hunt today! You’ll be surprised by the types of hunts offered. One may entail taking photographs of specified items, another can challenge you to complete the tasks on the list in the most creative manner. Happy hunting!
Favorite Scavenger Hunt Resources
Internet Scavenger Hunts – Education World
To make it easier for teachers to organize Internet Scavenger Hunts for their students, this site reorganized them by month.
School Scavenger Hunts – Pinterest
1000+ ideas about School Scavenger Hunts on Pinterest.
32 Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids To Do – Hands On
The possibilities of ideas for a scavenger hunt for kids are endless!