Our ‘Better Together’ celebration continues into week two. In ‘Better Together,’ the campers go on a short scavenger hunt before crossing the finish line. Scavenger hunts are great ways to build teamwork and thinking skills. Here is a fun scavenger hunt to do with any group of kids.
Please consider your space and the kids’ age/ability, when constructing the scavenger hunt. This activity can be done in one big group or several smaller teams. Use a clock and see how many animals the kids can find within the allotted time.
- Find a nice space that’s not too cluttered, but not too clear. Label different areas within the space a certain habitat (ie. treetop, canopy, swamp, river, savanna, etc)
- Create clues for each habitat and hide an animal in that spot. Number the clues in the order they should be found.
- Either leave a written clue at each spot or be prepared to read a clue at each spot (depending on the group’s reading ability).
- Start the group off with one handwritten or spoken clue.
- Start the clock and have fun!
- Increase the difficulty level with age (i.e. This big cat lives in the trees. Find the Leopard. -vs- This spotted mammal can run up to 36 mph. Find this animal in its favorite spot to eat.)
- For younger groups, give clues based on the animal sounds, color and size (i.e. The first animal sounds like a trumpet. You will find it next to the water).
- If you really want to be fancy, RHYME.
Click this PDF for Camp Pootie-Cho animal cut outs.