Halloween is only a few months away. While it
may seem a bit early to be planning for Halloween festivities, it's never too
early to get ready for the Halloween season. While Halloween can be lots of
fun, it can be difficult to find fun, enjoyable Halloween activities for the
whole family. The following guide explores simple and affordable Halloween
scavenger hunt ideas.
A Halloween scavenger hunt can be a great way to teach teamwork, problem
solving and collaboration in children. In addition, a Halloween scavenger hunt
can be a fun event for adults and older children.
It's possible to set up scavenger hunts to fit a wide variety of budgets.
However, having a short scavenger hunt around one's home can get boring after a
few years. Fortunately, there are several effective ways one can spice up a
Halloween scavenger hunt with the power of technology.
Geocaching is a popular past-time for children and adults of all ages.
Geocaching is a type of global treasure hunt where people locate items hidden
at different GPS coordinates around the globe. In most cases, the treasures
found at geocaching coordinates are relatively simple. However, it's possible
to customize the concept of geocaching to fit in with the Halloween season.
Try setting up a scavenger hunt with different ghoulish items hidden at
different GPS coordinates in one's area. In most cases, it's possible to use a
regular Android or Apple smart phone to find a set of GPS coordinates. Almost
all smart phones manufactured since 2004 come with a GPS receiver.
For example, a Halloween scavenger hunt could take children to an abandon
building or cemetery. By placing different scary items, like plastic skeletons,
at different points around a geocache, it's possible to create a great spooky
experience for both children and adults.
In addition, a Halloween game of geocaching can be a great way to teach
children about geography and mathematics. For example, the GPS coordinates of a
hidden candy cache can be encoded in a special ghoulish form. To determine the
GPS coordinates, children will have to solve a math or verbal riddle. If this
is presented to children in the right way, it can be a fun learning activity.
A Halloween geocaching event can also be a great way to make sure that children
get plenty of physical exercise. Since the Halloween season is filled with lots
of sugary treats, it's important to make sure that children have the
opportunity to burn off all those extra calories. By setting of a geocache
around the neighborhood, children will have the opportunity to find items in
areas that require walking. In addition, many GPS tracker systems are cheap;
it's possible to leave a GPS tracker in the hands of a child.
It may be possible to incorporate a cornfield or other scary environment into
one's Halloween geocaching. For example, a set of GPS coordinates can lead
children to a spooky scarecrow or a ghoulish ghost.
By incorporating lots of different Halloween scavenger hunt ideas into the
holiday, it's possible to ensure that children and adults of all ages will have
a fantastic time.