Beach Scavenger Hunt

 
Beach Scavenger Hunt


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Preparation:

  1. Make a list of items to be found on the scavenger hunt.
  2. Make a copy of the list for each team.
  3. Younger children will need fewer items on their list while older kids have the patience to keep looking for more items.
  4. Use your best judgment when choosing how many items to include from these suggestions:
    • 10 seashells

    • 1 large shell

    • 1 tiny shell

    • 2 perfect seashells with both sides attached

    • fossil

    • coin

    • leaf

    • seed

    • small feather

    • large feather

    • smooth rock

    • drift wood

    • crab shell

    • crab claw

    • a long piece of seaweed

    • fish bone

    • fish hook

    • Frisbee

    • beach ball

    • beach pail

    • sand shovel

    • palm frond

    • piece of rope

    • sunglasses

    • sunscreen lotion

At the Party:
  1. Divide the children into teams and hand each team a copy of the list of items to find.
  2. Give them a time limit to find as many items as possible and then meet back at the party area.
  3. Younger kids should spend about 20-30 minutes on their scavenger hunt, but parties for older kids (ages 9 and up) can allow an hour for searching.
  4. Make sure each team has someone with a watch and someone that knows how to tell time.
  5. Now send everyone out to hunt!
  6. The team that returns on time with the most items is the winner.