For many kids, this week is Spring Break and the perfect time to host a sleepover with friends. At The Pajama Company, we love sleepovers and think a Scavenger Hunt is a super fun way to make memories and get all guests working together.
A Scavenger Hunt is great fun to plan and can be done in your house, yard, neighborhood, town, mall, park or really anywhere with activity. Divide your party into a few teams depending on how many guests you have. It's good to have at least 3 per group. Each team gets a card, paper, or small poster with a list of things or "activities" that must be found or done. No need to physically collect the item, the team just ticks it off when found or accomplished. Set a time limit for the "Hunt" and everyone meets back when time is up. We love mixing up the list with physical items as well as activities. Depending on the ages of your guests, consider having teen or adult chaperone's if doing the hunt at the mall, in town or in a neighborhood. Now is the time for a little creativity to come up with a list packed with fun. Remember once the team has seen the item or accomplished the activity, the box is ticked. Some activities require a picture so be sure to bring a cell phone or camera. Here are some ideas we like.
*Find a purple crayon
*Find a teenage boy and ask him to sing his favorite song when he was 5
*Find a teenage girl and ask her to sing her favorite song when she was 5
* Find a dog and write down his/her name
*Find a cat and write down his/her name
*Ask someone over 50 to sing his/her favorite song when he/she was your age
*Find a sweatshirt or tee shirt with a sports team logo and write down the team
*Find a Mom and tell her you love her hair
*Find a Dad and tell him you love his hair
*Find a mans shoe size 12
*Find a Grandma and ask her favorite movie of all time and write it down
*Find a Grandpa and ask his favorite movie of all time and write it down
*Find a pair of pink flip flops
*Find a chocolate chip cookie
*Find a penny
*Find a woman with hair past her waist and get her autograph
*Find a man with a mustache and have a team photo together
*Find a child or adult named "Abby"
*Find someone wearing red socks
*Go in a restaurant and get a team picture with a family of strangers
*Find a firefighter and ask what is his favorite disney movie of all time and get his autograph
*Find a child or adult named "Ted"
*Find a baby who can do a "high five"
*Find a couple over 50 holding hands
*Do a good deed for a stranger and write it down
*Find a puppy and say "I Love You"
* Find a policeman and ask what is his favorite character on Sesame Street and get his autograph
*Find who is on the cover of "People" Magazine this week and write it down
*Find someone drinking coffee and ask to have a sip
*Find a couple over 60 and ask them to do a ballet twirl or ballet move together
*Find a woman over 30 and get her to yell "I love Justin Bieber"
Whether your scavenger hunt is in a neighborhood, town or mall, we think you have some ideas here to get started. Share your ideas here and have a fun party.