Fun with Kids

young boy searching with magnifying glass

Indoor scavenger hunts are fun fun fun!

If you're stuck in the house with the kids, try a classic treasure of scavenger hunt. It’s great fun and will get their bodies and their brains moving.

Treasure hunt

  • Start with a clue to find a location or an item. For example, ‘Go to the place where things are really cold.’ (Your fridge!). The difficulty of the clue should depend on age.
  • Have another clue waiting at that spot, which leads to the next spot and so on.
  • Place some ‘treasure’ at the final destination.
  • It can be anything the kids will like such a treat to eat, a toy or a DVD to watch.

This activity will teach kids about sequencing, which is the importance of following steps in order.

Scavenger hunt

This is a game where the kids are given a list of items to find in the house. There are lots of different themes you can use.

  • Colour scavenger hunt - they are given a sheet of paper with colours on it and have to find something that includes the colour.
  • Checklist scavenger hunt – a simple list of things to find, such as a stuffed toy, picture of someone in your family or something round. It doesn’t have to be over complicated.
  • A themed scavenger hunt such as nature, cooking or the alphabet.