Featured Activity: happyly Scavenger Hunts at Home

Published on April 02, 2020 - Updated on April 21, 2020

Week #3's Featured Activity Will Keep The Kids Busy Rain or Shine

Keeping our children engaged while social distancing takes a bit more creativity. Hiking and biking are excellent options for exercise, or simply explore your backyard to get some fresh air. Scavenger hunts are a great way to make such activities goal-oriented and add an extra layer of fun. Check out our Running/Hiking Scavenger hunt here after you've given this one a shot!

For those stuck in your homes, indoor scavenger hunts can be equally stimulating! We left the at home scavenger hunt boxes blank to add another layer of fun by having your child draw their discoveries!

Click here for the printable version of the happyly Scavenger Hunts.

scavenger hunts for kids

Outside At Home:

  1. A Rock That Sparkles
  2. A Spider Web
  3. Something that fell off a bush or tree
  4. A Forgotten Toy
  5. Something Round
  6. An Ant
  7. A Decoration
  8. Something that starts with the letter G
  9. 3 Different Leaves
  10. A Clover

scavenger hunt

Inside at Home:

After completing the hunt, keep the game going by arranging them on a tray and encourage the kids to “memorize” the items. Cover them in a scarf or dish towel and take them from the room to remove an item out of view. Return with the tray, remove the cover and see if they can figure out what is missing. 

Once they get the hang of it, rearrange the items to increase the level of difficulty. Suggest they return the items to their original positions if they are stumped, encouraging them to strategize!

  1. Something to buy things with
  2. Something to color with
  3. Something used to mail things
  4. Something that cleans your body
  5. Something used to set the table
  6. Something you wear in the summer
  7. Something that fixes things
  8. Something to help count
  9. Something to see in the dark
  10. Something that keeps a pencil sharp

scavenger hunt

What's working well for you and your family? We look forward to hearing from you at share@happyly.com. 

We welcome you to check out our blog for more inspiration from a list of Ten Tips For Hiking Responsibly in the Days of COVID-19, join as we declutter with ”100 Things:” A Rewarding and Fun Family Activity or find time to Disconnect to Connect with your kids while social distancing.

Also, please take a moment to explore this week’s happyly Survival Toolbox, including our Daily Schedule designed to create positive days at home with your family. As always, we welcome your family's highlights! Tag us on Instagram @gethappyly!

Thoughtfully captured by:
Randi Banks
Randi (Betts) Banks grew up in New York and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She moved to Washington, D.C. more than thirteen years ago with her husband, Eaghmon, and they love to explore the area and seek out adventure, now with their two young children along for the ride. Growing up right near the beach, they are happiest when on or near the water, so exploring the rivers, lakes, and streams in the greater DC area is a favorite pastime for their family. In addition to serving as one of the Washington, DC area ambassadors, Randi is also the Editor in Chief and Co-founder of happyly.
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