Treasure Hunt For Kids / Kids’ Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Organizing a treasure hunt for kids is a great and simple way to keep them entertained. Scavenger Hunts and Treasure hunts provide lots of fun and improve children’s physical and intellectual development. Below you will find how we create an ultimate treasure hunt experience for kids.
Amazing Treasure Hunt for Kids
We know our audience. Children are different and they enjoy different types of problem-solving and fun tasks. Not only for us but also for the parents, the most important factor to consider is the difficulty of the treasure hunt, which must be adapted to the ages of the children.
The method we use for Kids treasure hunt
Each clue leads to the next one so that they will have to decipher the way that leads to the treasure chest hidden or buried somewhere around the venue.
We start from symbolized clues and cryptic puzzles easy to decipher, and the difficulty increases as the treasure hunt continue.
We use a great combination of,
- Rhyme and Riddles
- Puzzle Pieces
- Images, Signboards, Posters as clues
- Fast and easy games as a pause or fun task
- Secret items to be found
- Team experiences, photo & video challenges
- Cryptology solving via deciphers.
- Numbers and symbols leading to a specific clue
What we consider for the Kids Treasure Hunt Adventure:
The age and gender of the children:
We have to make sure that the intellectual level is adequate for the participants.
- For children from 2 to 4 years old, the search should be inside a house they know and under the full supervision of adults.
- For children from 5 to 8 years, the treasure hunt may include tasks distributed indoors and outdoors in a reasonably small venue. In this case, we will need to supervise the outdoor space, which should be separated from the public.
- For children aged 9 to 12, a treasure hunt in a school or park will be a perfect fit. This way we will allow the children to be more independent.
- For teenagers, the treasure hunt can be carried out in a small town or in a producer market. It can also be in a large open field.
Younger children get bored and easily irritated according to the time spent. A good rule to consider is that children’s patience will last a number of clues that double their age. Of course, even the elderly could get tired after 20 clues. Therefore, an amount between 5 and 15 is a good option, depending on how far apart they are from each other.
Health & Special conditions:
Disability, health issues, suffering from allergies to any food may all affect the experience we will create for the hunt. It is vital to know beforehand so that everyone in the game has fun and excitement.
Venue / Location
If you already reserved the venue, we need to make sure there is enough space for children to travel, but not so much that they can get lost. In the case that they are young children, it might be useful to organize the hunt in larger groups or with adult “friends”.
Choosing the format or theme that the treasure hunt will have is very important. According to the profile and venue, we need to choose the scavenger hunt oriented via road book or a classical treasure hunt where the clues are hidden around the venue in advance.
There are many factors that contribute to this activity; It is not simply about sending a group of children to look for something. Generally, the best hunts have something in common; a theme that will motivate the kids. It can either be a “stolen formula that will save the earth”, or “tickets for the kid’s movie time”. There is no problem with a classic treasure hunt that includes clues and maps taking them to the treasure chest full of golden chocolates and small gifts.
A theme is a good excuse to make everyone wear a costume, which can make the activity more “realistic” for many children. For example, we can include a package of eye patches and plastic swords to create a pirate treasure hunt.
What is our difference? / Best Treasure Hunt For Kids
“Big treasures for big teams” approach:
We add competition dividing the children into smaller teams and have them compete to find the treasure chest. They do their best to be the first team solving all problems and finding the treasure chest. What they don’t know is, our treasure chest can be found only if all teams come together at the end and combine their forces. In this way, we allow them to improve their capacity for teamwork and communication. We need to make sure the children are old and mature enough to handle this situation.
The grand prize will be waiting in the treasure chest, adequate for everyone in the group.
If you think that your group of children will not handle our exclusive approach above, and the first arriving team will get irritated by not reaching the treasure chest, we may inform them about an extra reward and motivate them to help other teams behind. If a straight forward competition desired, you can opt to proceed with the classical approach.
There is a great treasure hidden somewhere. The last clue will lead kids to a kind of treasure or fun activity that rewards everyone for finishing. We will have an extra prize for the first person or team that reaches the goal in order to increase the sense of competition and the urgency of the search.
We will have a wooden treasure chest filled with prizes, such as candy, gold coin chocolates, toys or anything you prefer. It is not necessary that the treasure is something big. Every one should find or earn something to enjoy or take home.
Rules & Briefing
During the brief before the activity, we make sure all children understand and able to follow the rules of the treasure hunt. We will also distribute the rules and tell them to keep until the end.
If children are very small, parents will handle these rules.
Some examples of the rules:
- Places where entry is not allowed or where there are definitely no clues;
- What to do if they don’t know how to continue;
- Emergency contact numbers or meeting points in case someone is lost;
- The time limit to return back to the starting point of the game if they have not yet “won” or completed the search.
Contact us for a fully customized classical treasure hunt or scavenger hunt for kids.