Need Easter fun for teens?
We’ve talked about Easter Egg Hunt with a Scavenger Hunt Twist and the idea of reinventing the traditional Easter Egg hunt. It’s especially important to offer an alternative to the traditional Easter Egg Hunt with those children who outgrew the younger kid stuff, yet are too young to be adults. They need an activity focused on their interests and customized to their age group. Try an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for Teens.
Developing a scavenger hunt can be done in an unlimited number of ways. Remember, it doesn’t have to be an Easter Egg activity. Where do you begin? Start with creativity and let the ideas fly.
Keep these categories in mind.
It’s important to understand the age of the group. Granted, you might deal with some exceptions but if you understand your group, you’ll be able to create a fun age appropriate adventure.
We suggest building a scavenger hunt if you have ages 12-years to 18-years old who need an activity.
If you’re organizing an Easter Egg Hunt for a wide range of young people, then create separate scavenger hunts for each group, as long as there are enough participants.
If you have enough individuals to participate, create a scavenger hunt for the 12-year to 15-years, and one for the 16-years to 18+. If you want to create a scavenger hunt for the younger kids too, then we recommend 5-years and up. Children under 5-years old need to be evaluated individually.
It might be a nice idea to pair up older children with younger ones. This builds bonding, teamwork and helps the scavenger hunt run smoother.
This might sound easy, but uncovering the interests of the participants may not be an easy task. You’re probably dealing with eclectic tastes and interests. Try to uncover the most popular or even the most neutral topics that most teens are familiar with. That will allow everyone on the same playing field.
If time permits, have the kids take a survey or simply ask them about their interests or talk to parents and guardians to receive their input prior to building the scavenger hunt.
Television and movies are always a great source for inspiration, as well as actors. Incorporate specific lines spoken from characters in scenes. Singers and songs are always a safe bet as well. Use lyrics from a song or fun facts about a singer or band. Step out of this century and test their classical knowledge or introduce them to a new genre.
Perhaps your group is musically talented or particularly athletic. Use music terminology and trivia or sports knowledge and trivia among the clues.
Maybe you want to incorporate a prayer, bible verse or complete a good deed to celebrate the Easter season. The scavenger hunt could be sprinkled with religious messages among other interests.
No matter the chosen path, keep it simple, maybe have it be a little challenging, but have fun with the scavenger hunt.
Have your participants:
- Sing Soft Kitty (The Big Band Theory)
- Name all the characters from Scooby-Doo and detail what they wear
- Recite Peter Cotton Tail
- Pose with imaginary or real lightsabers (Star Wars) – have a carrot fight instead of lightsabers
- Paint or draw an Easter scene
- Find the candy and have them share with someone/group
- Be a superhero bunny and do a good deed
Sure some challenges or clues could seem cheesy but play it out and let the kids be silly.
This age group is tricky. Some may be on social media and some may not. If your group is age appropriate and uses social media, let them share the fun. Instruct them to post images and videos during the scavenger hunt or use social media to offer the clues and challenges.
If your group is a mix, then either team those without social media with a young adult who uses it, or don’t include social media at all. Instead, have the participants take photos and videos to capture the fun and gather that imagery to create a slide share video to view after the scavenger hunt. Invite friends and family to watch.
If you have adults assisting, use someone or a few people to take candid shots and shoot random videos of the kids going through the scavenger hunt.
It might be interesting to have an adult act like a reporter and interview the kids during or after the scavenger hunt. Those moments are precious keepsakes.
Have your participants use the social media as proof of their completed challenges:
- Take a picture holding a door open for a stranger and post
- Video your group singing a theme song and post
- Hop around like a bunny, video the act and post
All kids like winning and receiving prizes for their accomplishments. The prizes don’t have to be extravagant. A simple gift card, a few bucks to add to the bank or a basket full of candy.
Outline the criteria for winning so everyone understands and has a goal to reach towards.
Keeping the Theme
Remember this is an Easter or a spring scavenger hunt. Use the theme to the fullest by using plastic easter eggs to hide the clues, baskets to pass out prizes and any other items that work with the scavenger hunt structure.
Participate in an Easter egg scavenger hunt! Remember, it’s spring too. Team Building Scavenger Hunt/Spring Scavenger Hunt
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