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A scavenger hunt is enjoyed by all age groups. This game has been improvised in plenty of ways and can be played outdoors as well. A well-organized game, executed properly with specified set of rules evokes a good deal of entertainment. For teenagers, the list of search items can be vast and the game could be started by forming separate groups. It often happens that we fall short of ideas when the game is just about to begin and this is more likely to happen while making the list of items to be searched for while playing scavenger hunt.

We shall divide the groups on the basis of places that are supposed to be scavenged. As mentioned earlier, the game would can be played both outdoors and indoors. Each group will have a chaperone who will be scrutinizing their activities. The places most visited by teenagers will be locations for the hunt.

In a Mall
Playing scavenger hunt in malls is a good source of fun since teenagers are well acquainted with them. It is a common place of group hangout and they are aware of almost each and everything available in them. They would prove themselves quickly when you offer them to search for the following list of items:
  • Beach t-shirts
  • Floral print skirts
  • Dark chocolates
  • Hand made crafts
  • Diet cokes
  • Vitamin C capsules
  • Umbrella
  • Pearl jewelry
On a Beach
How would you entertain kids on a beach? You can divide the beach into zones and list out the things that could be easily found out in that particular area. They would not only enjoy being on the beach but would also have fun searching for the items in the sand. List out these things to search on a beach.
  • Brown shells
  • White shells
  • Algae/kelp
  • Corals
  • Driftwood
  • Fishing net
  • Feather
  • Conical pebbles
In a Restaurant
Fast food centers, pizza outlets, cold drinks stalls are favorite hangout places of teenagers, and they would be very resourceful when it comes to playing scavenger hunt at restaurants. You can be a little innovative by listing items that would need some time to find out. Other than listing out the regular stuff like napkins, catalogs, etc. search for the items mentioned below.
  • Oregano
  • Seasoned chillies
  • Restaurant logo
  • Tomato sauce
  • Feedback card
  • Graffiti
  • Restaurant coupons
  • Bills
Around the Town
You can include numerous items in the list that would be divided on the basis of places that would be hunted for. Playing scavenger hunt around the town needs some prior arrangements and permission to access those places. Include post offices, banks, grocery shops, local business offices, floral shops, maintenance stores, and craft stores as scavenging places and then ask them to pick up the following things.
  • City map
  • Bank check
  • Business logo
  • Crocodile clips
  • Blue orchids
  • Insurance offers
  • Newspaper (page no.)
  • Promotional pens
At Home
If you want the game to be played indoors, ask them to hunt for common household stuff. You can extend the search to your garden or backyard to increase the area for the hunt. If your kids are aware of each and every belonging of your house, then they would grab the things immediately. Play the game at home and ask them to look for the following items.
  • Cleaning brush
  • Hangers
  • Metal teapot
  • Ziploc bags
  • Mimosa tree
  • Fertilizer bag
  • Pillowcases
  • Pet shampoo
You can also arrange for a complete nature hunt for kids and let them stay in close contact with nature. Make the preparations beforehand, organize well and play the splendid game with utmost joy.