For a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, plan a little scavenger hunt. Don’t make it too long and drawn out and don’t make the clues so hard that it is a problem rather than a fun evening.
Things to do are: plan an ultimate prize or location, select places to leave the clues and create some clever clues for your Valentine Scavenger Hunt.
Now that we have the do’s and don’t, let’s get started. Pick the end destination for your Valentine Scavenger Hunt first. It can be a favorite restaurant for your Valentine dinner, it can lead back home to a romantic home-made dinner together or it can to lead to you and a surprise gift for your Valentine.
Once you have decided what the big conclusion of your Valentine Scavenger Hunt is going to be, you are ready to plan the hunt. You can send your Valentine to familiar stores, parks, newspaper stands, mail boxes or to homes of friends or relatives. After making the selections for your Scavenger Hunt, be sure to ask the friends and family members if they will be home or if you can leave a clue on their porches or somewhere else. If you are going to leave a clue at a favorite store, ask the owner or manager if it is okay to leave a clue there with a salesperson. If you are leaving a clue outside somewhere, be sure it is anchored and won’t blow away or be snatched by someone else. Also, you may want to put any clues that are being left outside in a plastic storage bag. It could put a real damper on your Valentine Scavenger Hunt if a clue could not be retrieved or read.
Writing the clues can be lots of fun because you have so many choices. For instance, make the clues, or one of the clues, a puzzle. Take a picture of the spot or person who has their next clue and cut it into pieces. They will have to put the puzzle together to find out where to go. Speaking of pictures, you can take a picture of something very familiar at the place you want them to go, like Mom’s favorite chair or some toy your friend’s child loves. They will have to figure out where the place is from the photo.
You can write your clues for your Valentine Scavenger Hunt in rhymes. If you need help, start with an existing rhyme. Roses are red, violets are blue, your closest friend has a clue for you. One, two, buckle your shoe, three, four, go to your favorite candy store.
You may use trivia or movies or TV shows in the clues for your Valentine Scavenger Hunt. You can also just give hints. To make it really personal, you can use personal facts in your clues. Be careful, though. Think about your Valentine. If you love riddles and they hate them, don’t use riddles. If you love trivia and it stresses out your Valentine, go with something else. While you want a little fun, you don’t want to make them so hard that your Valentine can’t figure them out.
You can have a lot of fun planning a Valentine Scavanger Hunt but be sure you make it fun for your Valentine also!!