Monday, February 2, 2015

Kids Love Scavenger Hunts! Here are 57 Sites to Get You Started!

A scavenger hunt (or treasure hunt) is a fun activity for all students, no matter the age or grade level. Many of you are familiar with a post I did in 2013 about webquests, and are probably wondering how a scavenger hunt is different from a webquest. Before the Internet, scavenger hunts were done outside or in the classroom.  Today, there are Internet scavenger hunts, which are closely related to a webquest. Bernie Dodge created the webquest in 1995 and all webquests follow a specific template which includes the Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation and Conclusion. Scavenger hunts do not follow a specific plan and sometimes students are looking to find certain objects, as well as information. As you can see, it's a fine line between the two; whichever works for your classroom should be the one you use.

Blendspace- collect web resources in one place shorten multiple URLs into one

GooseChase- create tech-based scavenger hunt; download the GooseChase app to use it

Gibbon- playlists for learning

How to Set Up a QR Code Treasure Hunt

Klikaklu- iPhone app for creating picture treasure hunts

Make Your Own QR Code Scavenger Hunt!- from iLearn Technology

Minilogs- list several URLs for your students

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator

QR Wild Scavenger Hunt Games

Quick Hunts- create a scavenger hunt from an online template, use hunts created by other teachers on a variety of topics

The Teacher's Quick Guide to Digital Scavenger Hunts- from Edudemic

32 Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids to Do- for young children

80 Internet Mini Scavenger Hunts- from Scholastic; covers social studies, science, math and language arts

Cyberbee's List of Treasure Hunts- covers math, science, language arts

Education World's Internet Scavenger Hunts- organized by the month

A Google a Day- students are asked a question and they have to try and find the answer by using Google search

Scavenger Hunts for Kids- add your own or choose from pre-made; also Tips for Planning a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunts for Kids- a different site from the one above; includes an alphabet walk, rock walk

Treasure Hunt and Scavenger Hunt Games

World Book Web Scavenger Hunts- covers grades K-College; all printables are free to download


Famous Entrepreneur Scavenger Hunt

Tax Time Scavenger Hunt- great for high school business classes

African American History Scavenger Hunt

Berlin Wall Scavenger Hunt- grade 8

Civil War Website Hunt- 5th grade

Inca, Maya, Aztec Internet Scavenger Hunt- grade 9

Mr. Martin's Internet Scavenger Hunts- small list of history topics for grades 9-12

QR Code Scavenger Hunt: Ancient Structures- grade 6

The Revolutionary War Scavenger Hunt

Social Studies, Civics & People Internet Hunt Activities- large listing

Treasure Hunts About Explorers

Great Expectations and Charles Dickens Web Scavenger Hunt- grades 9-12

Great Gatsby Treasure Hunt

Library Research Skills Scavenger Hunt- grades K-2

QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt- The Daring Librarian has updated this link with Part Deux.

Shakespeare Internet Scavenger Hunt- grades 9-12

Using a Dictionary- grades 4-6

Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt- grades 6-8

A Web Scavenger Hunt for The Crucible

Algebra Internet Scavenger Hunt

Lesson Planet's Math Internet Scavenger Hunts- grades are labeled

Math Scavenger Hunt- grades 1-3

A Math Survival Scavenger Hunt- 6th grade

Send Your Kids on a Multiplication Scavenger Hunt- everything you need is provided

Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt- includes free download  "What I'm Grateful For..."

The Renaissance Art Scavenger Hunt

Will Rogers Memorial Museums Scavenger Hunt- download free printables for the hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt for Kids- free printable here

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Healthy Habits- PreK-1

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids- free printable

Rainforest Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Weather Facts Internet Hunt

Computer History Internet Scavenger Hunt

Safe Online Internet Challenge- covers grades 3-8; Internet safety scavenger hunts

Star Wars Internet Scavenger Hunt- grades 6-8; for Internet research skills

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