A scavenger hunt is one of the most exciting party ideas for kids of any age because this game adds an element of competition, urgency and excitement to the party and makes it memorable.
Scavenger hunts start with a list of things to find and a time limit. The key to success is to put some thought into the items you will be hiding and, of course, create the sneaky clues that are also a large part of the game!
Divide the children into two teams. You have to split the teams as evenly and fairly as possible and avoid placing all of the big or dominant kids on one team and all the little and shy kids on another. Make sure there’s a good mix of kids on each team.
The kids work against the clock to try to find the buried treasures. Team who finds everything on the list first or finds the most items before the time is up wins.
However, you can decide to make every kid a winner. You just have to prepare lots of prizes to be found along the course of the scavenger hunt. But the main treasure should be only found by one child and the big prize awarded to him/her.