Summer Scavenger Hunt: A New Twist on a Summertime Favorite

Need an interactive and fun activity this summer?

Perfect for camp, the beach house, or the backyard, Scavenger Hunt Bingo provides a unique twist to the traditional scavenger hunt.  Instead of simply finding the objects on a traditional scavenger hunt list, participants must find the objects on their unique bingo card.  Players win when they achieve a Bingo.  Below are directions for how to create your own unique game and how to play, as well as variations that are sure to be a fun and memorable experience for all!

Creating the Game

  1. Click here to login to your account, search Scavenger Hunt.  Or, download a free card here.
  2. Decide how you want to play.
    • Do you want participants to get a “cover all” where they would have to find all the items on their card to win?
    • Or to win, do participants need to find items in a certain pattern much like traditional bingo (across, horizontal, vertical, X, T, etc…)?
  3. Paid members can also create and customize their own bingo cards from scratch and print as many unique cards as they need.  See tips below.
  4. Print your cards and get ready to have some fun!

Tips for creating a great Bingo Scavenger Hunt

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  • Make it exciting! Think of some crazy things to find, whether it’s a name carved into a tree or a date on a tombstone…make it memorable!
  • Customize your cards.  You can print 1, 2 or 4 cards per page, decide if you want a free space or use consistent columns.
  • Make it unique.  Add things that are unique to the group or organization that will be participating.  For example, if it is a corporate picnic, have participants find items that would be relatable for your company.  You can even get creative with the pattern on the card they will need to find to get a bingo.
  • Have fun with photos.  Include items that would require a photo.  For example, in the Bingo Card Creator Nature Scavenger Hunt, participants need to find a cloud shaped like a toy.  Or create an event page on sites like Snapfish or Shutterfly.
  • If you are playing “Cover All” bingo, then create your word list in Bingo Card Creator with 30-40 different items. This way each participant or group is finding a unique set of objects.
  • Have some prizes ready. Reward not only the team that finished first, but the team with the most creative solutions, best photos or use a point system by ranking each item’s difficulty.
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