As we’ve shared before, scavenger hunts are great way to make memories and teach your group to work together. It’s also a fun way to spend an afternoon among smaller groups. Today, we are sharing a scavenger hunt list of suggestions that allows you to play at your local mall or shopping center.
We always suggest that you give a few dollars to each team to grab some food at the food court or for any other things you might need them to purchase.
Over the next 40 days, we will be sharing one scavenger hunt each day, but if you absolutely can’t wait to see them all or want them all in one place, you can download the Kindle version on Amazon!
Today, we continue our scavenger hunt list with a Mall Scavenger Hunt.
PREP TIME – 5 minutes
ITEMS NEEDED – PDF Printouts for Each Team, Camera (on phone), Prizes (optional)
GAME TIME – 1-3 Hours
PARTICIPANTS – Everyone (Teams of 4-5)
Print the Mall Scavenger Hunt before you start. Once your group arrives, take a moment to determine how many teams you will need, separate your group into teams. Make sure you assign a leader to each team and remember to stay respectful of those at the mall.
Give each team a list of items to look for and send them out. Make sure to give them a time in which they need to be back.
Once they arrive back from the hunt, have them bring in their items to be scored one by one. Keep a record of their points and announce the top scores to the entire group, concluding with the winning team!
Stay tuned for more fantastic Scavenger Hunts. Happy Hunting!
1. Create an excel sheet for the items on the list and a breakout for the score. If you are unable to do so, have someone set it up. This will greatly expedite the tallying process. If you have a large group, have multiple people tallying scores.
2. Post the best pics online and create your own hashtag for the group. Let everyone appreciate the experience!
3. We mentioned it above, but it’s worth repeating, be respectful of the mall. If you start running and yelling in the mall, you may as well ask to get kicked out. It also helps to buy something. If you are carrying something (even a drink), it shows that you aren’t just using their space for a game.
4. Award fun or unique prizes from stores within the mall!