Homeschool Scavenger Hunt Ideas?
I'm a homeschooling mom. I'm looking for ways to tie the scavenger hunts with topics of study (educational fun). Isn't there usually some kind of award at the end of a hunt? I need some ideas. Again the goal would be for the most part, reinforcing our topic of study in a fun way. My mind is going blank on me figuring out how to do that. I really appreciate your time and thoughts! Thank you so much, Marie
Homeschool Scavenger Hunt Answer
Thanks for contacting me. There are many ways to make scavenger hunts educational and to use scavenger hunts for active, hands-on learning.
To answer your scavenger hunt questions:
You can choose to have an award at the end of the hunt or not. Maybe it's as simple as a .5 hour TV show, a healthy snack, or .5 hours of time on the wii. It can be more elaborate like a weekend excursion as well. Depends on what you want the "surprise" to be.
To tie a scavenger hunt into the lesson you need to think of the topic. For example: You are studying a certain period in history. You can set up an online scavenger hunt with a list of questions they must find the answer to online. On the other hand you are studying and environmental topic. Maybe they must find examples in nature for what you are studying: 3 producers, 3 consumers, 3 decomposers, examples of the FBI in nature, etc.
I'm more than willing to brainstorm a couple of scavenger hunts for you if you send the topics my way along with the age/s or your children. I'd love to help out and add the finished products to my site to help other homeschooling parents in their quest to make education more active and engaging.