We recently had a camping family reunion and I was put in charge of a game for the kids. Well, you know me. There was no way duck, duck goose was going to cut it, so I came up with this fun Scavenger Hunt Game that the kids had a ball with and played them throughout the entire weekend.
Supplies Used to Make a Scavenger Hunt Game
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- Large Pillboxes
- Pure Acetone
- Colored Cardstock
- Printer Paper
- Glue Stick
- E6000 Glue
- Big Shot (optional)
- Sizzlits Alphabet (optional)
How to Make Outside Scavenger Hunt Game for Kids
I used Pure Acetone to remove the printed days of the week off of the Pill Boxes.
(This tip is also included in my Why Didn't I Think of That post.)
Here are all of the pill boxes with the printing removed from them.
I measured the inside of the lid so I knew how big to make each label.
Think of things the kids would be able to find while we were out camping, I put them into an Excel sheet. A couple of the things I came up with were a flat rock, a soda can tab, and a piece of trash.
Sorry, but I do not have a printable version of this list. You will need to create your own.
I glued the printed sheets onto cardstock with a glue stick, laminated the sheets with clear laminate contact paper, and then cut the squares out.
I wanted to make each case a little different so the kids would be able to play several times without having to look for the same exact thing each time. I glued the squares onto the inside of the lids using E-6000.
So this is what the inside looked like.
For the outside lettering, I used some scraps of brown vinyl, my big shot, and Timeless Type Sizzlits.
I love how they turned out!
And the kids loved going on their scavenger hunt!
What types of things will you put in your scavenger hunt game? Share and leave a comment below!
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