Scavenger Hunt

Scanvenger Hunt

  • 1.

    With an adult, choose an outdoor paved area that is clean, safe, and free from traffic. A big back yard with a concrete patio is perfect.

  • 2.

    Players decide on a master list of items to be found on the hunt, with each player contributing one or two ideas, such as acorn, feather, and bottle cap. Write the list with Sidewalk Chalk on the paved area.

  • 3.

    Each player uses a Super Brush and Sidewalk Paint to decorate a collection area on the paved area. Players write their names and draw a space large enough to hold all the items on the scavenger hunt list.

  • 4.

    Players gather in a circle. At the count of three, all rush to gather as many of the things on the list that they can find.

  • 5.

    When a player completes the list, or at a pre-determined time limit, the game is over. The most successful scavenger wins.


  • Create team uniforms by decorating T-shirts with Crayola Fabric Markers.
  • Younger players can roll the ball back and forth instead of throwing.
  • Runners can run in pairs.
  • Instead of running, players can hop or skip.
  • Mark the playing field with a Crayola Sidewalk Paint Sprayer, Sidewalk Paint, and/or Super Brush. Decorate the end zones and bench area with a theme, such as different types of pickles!
  • Relays can be simple or creative. Be imaginative! Choose a theme and decorate the course accordingly. Some possible themes to urge runners to move quickly: sharks, crocodiles, cacti, porcupines!
  • Just add water! Have each player on the team carry a paper cup of water through the course and back, pouring it into a marked container before the next player can run. The winning team fills the container to the line first.
  • Accessorize! Have each runner don sunglasses, hat, vest, and belt at the start, run the course and remove items before next person on team does the same.