Scavenger hunts are an extremely fun way to get your class working on collaboration and a variety of other skills! A challenging event like this will not only foster collaboration between students but also push students to share perspectives and develop bonds. These can be used as both a virtual event and an in-person event. Through Scavenger hunts your students will be excited and your classroom will be positive and inviting.
1. Science Scavenger Hunt
2. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
3. Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
4. Sight Word Scavenger Hunt
5. Snow Day Scavenger Hunt
A day of school spent at home can be a bit challenging for parents. Give your students this snow day scavenger hunt when expecting a snow day and parents will be sure to appreciate your efforts!
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6. Rhyming Scavenger Hunt
If you're tired of the same old rhyming activities, try something new! This scavenger hunt can be both a virtual event or an in-person event.
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7. Letters Scavenger Hunt
Perfect for Kindergarten or even grade one! This can totally be used as a book-themed scavenger hunt or just a search around the classroom. Students will love it and enhance their creative sides!
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8. Indoor Scavenger Hunt
If you're stuck indoors this winter, whether you're in the classroom or enjoying a snow day this scavenger hunt will definitely keep your kids busy for a few hours.
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9. Nature Color Scavenger Hunt
10. At Home Scavenger Hunt
A cute, simple hunt that will be great for all school districts. Younger students can work with older students for something like this! Both parties will have a good time during this search.
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11. Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
Going on a field trip? Have kiddos take their clipboards and keep them busy for the entire bus ride. This is a great hunt for seat buddy collaboration.
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12. Fall Scavenger Hunt
Great for the first week of school, a fall hunt will get your kiddos so excited for a year in your classroom! Help them find all of this fun stuff out on the playground or on a nature walk.
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13. Beach Scavenger Hunt
Beach tower imaginations are great for the last day of school. Instead of watching movies all day, let students search online, at home, or in the classroom for all of these!
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14. Beautiful Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
A calming scavenger hunt for all those school leavers! Try to get kiddos to hunt for these on a break or on a class hike.
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15. Spring Scavenger Hunt
A cute hunt for our little learners. This is an easy hunt with beautiful pictures that all your students will be excited to search for!
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16. Indoor Scavenger Collection
Preschool playtime can get a bit boring sometimes. Maybe as a whole class, try to complete this hunt! Work with your students and see if you all can collect everything pictured.
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17. Creative At Home Scavenger Hunt
18. Photo Scavenger Hunt
Could be considered an art scavenger hunt, this beautiful, creative, and fun hunt will have kids super excited. Whether your school districts have tablets or cameras for students, they will love to show their photography skills!
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19. Fun Leaf Scavenger Hunt
A fun leaf hunt that can easily turn into an all-out bug scavenger hunt will be great for all of your little ones. Out on the playground or at home this is perfect.
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20. Adorable Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
Middle schools and upper elementary students will benefit from a hunt that shows true gratitude. Pair it with a gratitude meditation.
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21. Cross-curriculum Scavenger Hunt
22. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Are you trying to find some fun packets to keep your kiddos busy over spring break? Add something like this and see if they can take pictures with everything they find!
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23. Winter Scavenger Hunt
A beautiful winter scavenger hunt for all your students to enjoy. Even your older students will love the beautiful scenery of winter and will be sure to appreciate getting outdoors.
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24. What's Around?
An easy, creative hunt for your students. Send them out with this at recess and see what they can find. Or time them and see how quickly they can find everything, a little friendly competition.
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25. Let's Take a Walk
If you're running a daycare this would be super fun for the older kiddos. They will love to search while out and about on a little walk around the neighborhood. Work together and see how many different things you can find.
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26. Birthday Scavenger Hunt
Do you have a birthday coming up? This is a super fun, active, and creative hunt for every birthday party! Kids can check them off as they do them and show all their projects off at the end.
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27. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Another super fun neighborhood hunt that might be better for older kids. This can be used during summer vacation on a bike ride.
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28. Distance Learning Scavenger Hunt
We all know how difficult it is to find different activities to keep kids engaged during distance learning. This great hunt is perfect for quarantine and your kids will have so much fun trying to find everything and share it with the class.
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29. Geometry Towns
Have students create their own Geometry towns throughout the school premise. Students will not only love creating their own but also integrate a scavenger hunt for the other groups to complete!
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30. Magnets, Magnets, Everywhere
Helping students to understand magnets can be so much fun! Try hiding magnets throughout the classroom and give students different hints or riddles to find the magnets. The first to find all of them and get them to stick to their big magnet wins!
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31. Weather Scavenger Hunt
Are you stuck inside this winter? At school or at home, being stuck inside can be a drag for everyone. Especially for your lessons. Try to include this fun scavenger hunt video in one of your science lessons. Students will love playing along with the adventure!
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32. Online Scavenger Hunt
Why does the aluminum float? This is a super exciting research activity for your kiddos. They will love having the freedom to research and try to find answers. Provide students with a Graphic Organizer to keep track of the different information they find.
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33. Seed Scavenger Hunt
Find a seed! Send your kiddos outside or look around the classroom (if you have plants) and hunt for seeds. Once students find the seed, have them explain or make a hypothesis about how that seed spreads.
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34. Bingo Scavenger Hunt
Send your students outside with a Bingo worksheet. Students will search for different parts of the particular ecosystem and write them in the Bingo sheet. If you're studying multiple ecosystems, this could possibly turn into a picture scavenger hunt.
Simply print out a picture of the ecosystem the group is focusing on and have them find parts of that ecosystem.
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35. States of Matter at Home
This scavenger hunt is super simple and can be done right at home! Search your refrigerator for the different states of matter and then chat about them.
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36. Story Time, Scavenger Hunt
Sometimes it can be a little bit challenging to make sure students have a full grasp and understanding of what they're supposed to be looking for. This video will help to give an idea of exactly what student's should be searching for on their consumer scavenger hunt.
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37. Simple Scavenger Hunt
If you need a little bit of a break from this Science block, simply pull up this Youtube video and let your kiddos spread out and search. Your students will love collecting the different items and you'll love the break time to catch up on papers or lesson plans!
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38. Scavenger Challenge
Turn your classroom or home into an intense challenge between students. This works great on a day when there are many absences or pullouts. Have your kiddos find and keep track of all the items that show up on the screen.
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39. Shiny Pennies Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt comes into two separate parts. First, have students hunt throughout their homes to find as many dirty pennies as they can! Have students complete this experiment and then hunt the internet (or the comments in the video) to come up with your class's very own scientific reason for why the pennies become shiny again!
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40. Science Behind Animation
Take your kiddos on a journey through Pixar! Have students fill out a Graphic organizer while playing this video. Students will love learning about animation and will also love the listening scavenger hunt!
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