Virtual Scavenger Hunts | Kids Out and About Hudson Valley

Virtual Scavenger Hunts

Looking for a chance to get out of the house and explore without gathering with tons of other people? Try something new with a virtual scavenger hunt. Here are a few we've found.

 

Virtual Scavenger Hunt Services:

  • Let's Roam offers "carefully crafted exciting experiences in 400+ cities across the globe" as well as at-home activities.
  • Puzzling Adventures offers " a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour" in a wide range of locations.
  • Watson Adventures offers "virtual team-building games, tours & hunts."
  • cityHUNT provides scavenger hunts and virtual parties.
  • Wildgoose offers urban scavenger hunts, hybrid escape rooms, and murder mystery parties.

 

Apps:

  • Goosechase is a free app that allows you to organize your own customized scavenger hunts.
  • Cluetivity is a subscription app that offers outdoor, mobile, and online games.
  • Huntzz is a free app that allows you to play existing scavenger hunts or create your own.

 

Games:

 

DIY Old School:

Create your own scavenger hunt for your family. Have players collect items or take pictures with a phone. Here are some theme ideas and a few items for each to get you started:

  • Nature: a yellow color leaf, a smooth stone, something fuzzy, a seed
  • Errands: if the kids have to come along grocery shopping, give them a list. Little ones can match pictures to items from the cart, older kids can scout the next aisle for items.
  • Neighborhood: think neighborhood landmarks, neighbors' lawn decor, a yield or pedestrian sign, a street name that's close by but less familiar.
  • Friends: how many friends and neighbors can you get to wave at a window?
  • Alphabet: finding all the letters of the alphabet is a bigger challenge on a walk than on a car trip, but you can cheat a bit by also counting objects that start with a letter

 

 

 

 

 

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