Family Activity – Scavenger Hunt Fun

Do you like to go treasure hunting?  Do you like antique stores?  Are you looking for fun, easy, inexpensive dates to go on with your spouse or as a family?  If the answer is yes, then I have an idea for you.

A couple of months ago my parents had the kids for the weekend, so my husband and I decided to have an impromptu date but didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  We both love to go antiquing but rarely do with the kids, so I thought it would be fun to do a scavenger hunt at a local antique store.  The night before our date I looked on the internet and finally found an Antique Mall Scavenger Hunt Game from More Creative Juice.  I printed it out, put it on a clipboard with a pen, and off we went.  We had so much fun!   I never thought we would have such a great time scouring the store for the items on the list.  Granted we didn’t find everything, but the experience was a huge hit.  The store owner even got in on the fun!  She said she had never had anyone do a scavenger hunt in the store and even helped us find a couple of last minute items.

We had such a great time that we want to do it again at a different store and eventually include our kids in on the fun.  Even though we enjoyed the already compiled list, we decided to create our own list for future use.  We added several items to the list and deleted some others.  We created a picture list to use as a family with our kids with a lot fewer items to look for during the hunt.    This would also be great for a group activity.  You could have teams work together to look for the entire list, or divide the list so that groups are looking for fewer items.  However you do it, plan to take an hour or two and just have FUN!

 

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Printable Adult Scavenger Hunt

 

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Printable Kids Scavenger Hunt

 

Have a Great Week!

Lisa