In this time of social distancing, this printable Virtual Scavenger Hunt is a great way to keep your child and their friends connected and have fun. A scavenger hunt is always a good time for people of all ages.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT?
A scavenger hunt is a game where participants are looking for specific items on a list. The first person or team to find all the items will win.
There are many variations and different ways to have a scavenger hunt.
Traditionally, a scavenger hunt is played in person and people will split into small teams and go out into a neighborhood, mall or defined location to look for the list of items.
The teams would either physically get the items they find or take a picture of the item to prove they located it.
The same concept applies to a virtual scavenger hunt except it is played with other people who are connected via a video chat app like Zoom.
You will bring the items you find back to the computer or phone to show the other players you have found the item.
This is played individually instead of in teams.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN PLAY?
This printable Virtual Scavenger Hunt has spots for four people to play.
If you have a larger group it will still work! Just print off more sheets and add the extra people to a second or third sheet.
Another option that’s great for a large group is virtual field trips for kids. There are tons of options!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT GAME
The first step to playing this game is to have each person playing print off the scavenger hunt game card.
Decide how you will be connecting to the other participants online. Some options are Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout, FB Messenger, etc.
Set a date and time for the scavenger hunt and send out email invites if needed as a reminder.
PLAYING A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT GAME
When you are ready to play the virtual scavenger hunt game here are some tips to make it a success.
- Don’t start until everyone is on the virtual call.
- Go over the rules before the time starts.
- Start with the first item on the list and give everyone a set length of time to go find the item and get back to the computer to show the group. Typically giving 1-2 minutes is best.
- Remind players that they can’t use the same item for more than round.
- The printable virtual scavenger hunt card lists how many points they will be awarded for getting each item in the allotted time frame.
- At the end of the game, add up the points, and see who won!
DO YOU GIVE PRIZES FOR A VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT?
Everyone loves to win prizes!
It is definitely an option to give out prizes for this fun game if you want.
One easy option would be electronic gift cards.
Another option would be to have a gift mailed or delivered to the winner.
PRINTABLE VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
You can print off this fun virtual game via the link below. This is for your own personal use.
Fill in the form below to access the printable virtual scavenger hunt.
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The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.
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