Many families spend the Fourth of July together, and Riddle Me is the perfect addition to your traditional activities like parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Below are some ideas of how you can quickly and easily create patriotic Fourth of July scavenger hunt fun for all ages.
Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt Flag Idea
Using Riddle Me, generate and customize a riddle hunt for 15 locations. Print out a picture of the American flag. Cut out the 13 stripes and the blue rectangle. At each location, tape the specific riddle and a piece of the flag. As the hunters search, tell them to collect and save the pieces. At the last location, set out a blank sheet of paper and have them reassemble the flag and glue it on the paper. Talk about the symbolism of the stripes, stars, and colors. Award them with a cool treat such as the patriotic popsicles below.
Fourth of July History Treasure Hunt Idea
If you’re making your own hunt, there are 10 questions below that you can use to tape to items players find. Riddle Me has dozens of these questions built into it’s scavenger hunt creator which prints optional activities at the bottom of clue cards. Then as players find each clue, they also see this question at the bottom of the clue card and have to answer it before they solve the next clue.
What year was the Declaration of Independence signed? (1776)
What do the 13 stripes on the American flag represent? (The 13 original colonies)
Who was the first president of the United States? (George Washington)
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (Thomas Jefferson)
What country did America declare independence from and fight in the Revolutionary War? (Great Britain or England)
What are America’s national colors? (Red, White, and Blue)
What is America’s national bird? (The Bald Eagle)
What is America’s form of government? (A republic)
Where did the Mayflower land? (Plymouth, MA)
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? (Francis Scott Key)
During what battle was the Star Spangled Banner written? (The War of 1812)
4th of July Scavenger Hunt Treats
Make these yummy patriotic Popsicles the night before your party and eat them during or after the hunt. You could even make them the treasure at the last clue!
Yield: 12 Popsicles
2 cups blue Kool-aid (or blue drink of choice)
1 cup whipped cream
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups red Kool-aid (or red drink of choice)
12 (5 oz) disposable cups
12 wooden craft sticks
Pour about 1/4 cup of the blue drink into each of the 12 disposable cups. Freeze until partially frozen, about 30-45 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together the whipped cream and yogurt. Equally divide the yogurt mixture among the cups. Add a craft stick to the center of each cup and return to the freezer for another 45 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and pour 1/4 cup of the red drink into each cup, on top of the yogurt mix. Freeze until solid.
Run briefly under warm water to remove the popsicles from the cups.