Creating Scavenger Hunts for Teams
Riddle Me is great for individuals or teams to have a fun scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts for team play can be accomplished by making multiple hunts in one of the following ways.
1) Teams of different ages. Create multiple hunts for each age group. Make sure each background picture is different for each team’s set of clues. Set the age for the first group and make a hunt. Print it out and save the hunt if you want. Then reset the hunt screen (refresh the screen with F5, the reset page icon, or click off the screen and back to it). Then select the next age and create another hunt with a new background image. In step 2, if you’ve added lots of items to your object inventory list, you’ll have no problem generating a new list different from the first team’s list. Repeat for each team.
2) Teams of the same age. Follow the steps to create a hunt and when it’s printed, if you don’t need to save it, just scroll to the top of the screen and select a new background image in step 1, and generate a new hunt in step 2 (again, make sure your inventory is loaded with lots of items so these locations are different from the other teams). You can leave step 3 alone or change the activities out for the new team. Repeat for each team.
3) Same hunt locations, different order. We don’t recommend this option because players will see where other players might be running to and remember those locations or hear them when players shout them out. If you need to do this option anyway, here’s how. Print out the first hunt, and then scroll back to step 1 without leaving the screen. Change the background image and go to step 2. In step 2 just drag and drop the locations into a different order. In step 3, you can either leave the activities alone or randomize a new set. Print it out and when you’re cutting up the cards, you can save time by quickly sorting out where to tape each clue and do one for each set at the same time. Repeat for each team.
In all cases, tell players to only look for clues that have their team’s background image on them and not to touch other team’s clue cards. If you have teams where children are young enough so they can’t read, be sure to provide readers for the clues and to help with guiding them through any activities at the clue locations.
If you just want a traditional scavenger hunt, Riddle Me also has 8 different types of activities where you can print out one of the following hunt types:
- Object hunt – traditional find the items hunt
- Service project hunt – do service for others activity
- Nature hunt – find things in nature
- Digital Photo hunt – find things to take pictures of
- Food Drive hunt – collect food items for the needy
- Safety hunt – find safety items around your home
- Travel hunt – things to look for on a trip
- Travel BINGO – same as travel hunt but arranged in BINGO sheets you can randomize for each player