A Simple, But Fun Scavenger Hunt for Dads and Kids

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for KisEvery once in a while, it seems like we get into a rut in our family—a rut of very little activity. Or sometimes we simply do the same things over and over again. We can all use a little creativity when we get to this point.

How about a simple, but really fun scavenger hunt for kids? It’s something you can do inside as well as outside, and it doesn’t require lots of supplies. It's a great idea for some family time.

1. Grab a paper and pencils and head outside. For older kids, use cameras or camera phones.

2. Write the letters of the alphabet on each person’s paper.

3. Set your cell phone time for at least 15 minutes.

4. Spread out and start hunting for objects that start with each letter of the alphabet. For older kids, make them find items in the order of the alphabet.

5. If you are using paper, document what you found and where you found it. If you are using cameras just snap a picture.

6. Once the timer goes off, gather together and see who found the most items.

7. Do it again and add any twists to make it more challenging. For example, you could make a rule that all items must be green.

For a fun scavenger hunt in your local area, try geocaching.com or purchase the app on your smartphone.


Related Resources: Spring Break Scavenger Hunt


Huddle up with your kids tonight and ask: 

What is one thing you can’t wait to get outside and do?


What was the first thing you did, or will do, when you and your kids can get outside to enjoy the warmer weather?



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By: Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

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  • Gurgleplex 4 weeks ago
    Good Advice as always.  Easier said than done.
  • Alfonso Romo 10 months ago
    This is TERRIFIC, is a good program, my question is: this program is teaching in spanish? You have material in my language? my english is not very good.
    If possible send me information, thank you and GOD BLESS YOU coach Tony and team
  • Grnbaykwaps 3 weeks ago
    I have followed these top 10 as a father with my 4 children (2boys & 2girls). Things worked out just fine, they now have blessed me with 5 grandchildren. Today I'm repeating the 10 with a grandson who lives with me. His single parent mother and I try to follow all the rules without father he so needs to learn from! We take him to yearly All Pro Dad events and just love the whole day together!!!
  • James_lake 3 weeks ago
    I love this All Pro Dad!
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