Rainy Day Activity: Plan an Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Rainy Day Activity: Plan an Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Laure Joliet
Jan 22, 2009

Sometimes we just love dreary weather, it makes us feel cozy and warm inside with visions of living room forts and an urge to wrap ourselves up in a quilt and watch movies. So along those lines we started thinking about other ways to enjoy the indoors. And with the love in the air, we decided that this kind of weather calls for an indoor scavenger hunt for our sweetie pie:

Basically the point is to make someone hunt from one clue to another until they find the prize. Each object can be something you've found around the house (or made out of construction paper) and placed in an inconspicuous area. Attached to each item might be a clue that points the hunter in the right direction (like something softer than wool...a llama!). Each object could build on the last (we're considering construction paper animals that end up being a whole zoo, or cut out hearts with hats and trenchcoats, or to keep it really simple, maybe just the contents of the fruit bowl spread out around the house).

The prize could be anything, and in this context, the sillier/simpler the better. Maybe some homemade candy, a book, a haiku, a coupon, etc. The point is to give generously in the spirit of the activity and the fun is in the hunting (and the making of the hunt).

Have you set up an indoor scavenger hunt?

Image of the llama from pinkflor's etsy shop.

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