Scavenger hunts using phones are popular these days for get-togethers with friends as well as for kids birthday parties! So how excited would your kids be to host their own video scavenger hunt? Here's one of our free printable party games for kids that your kids will love!
How to Set Up Your Video Scavenger Hunt
You'll want to set up your video scavenger hunt by first dividing the kids into teams- groups of 3-6 would be best. Each team will need access to a cell phone to record their videos.
If you can “lend” the teams Mom and Dad's phones or other family members' phones- you'll then be able to have all of the videos once the party or get together is over! But please keep in mind- you'll need to make sure that you have enough space on these phones to hold 15 short videos. (And you'll want to have a good protective case for these phones in the event they are dropped!)
Go over the rules of the video scavenger hunt with all of the participants before you start- including the time frame (one hour is suggested). Each video should be edited as the teams go along- deleting clips they don't need so that all clips appear in order of the printed scavenger hunt.
And offer the bonus- that if the team can pull all of their clips together into a movie complete with text, music, and sound effects- there will be a special prize! (For iPhone users, iMovie is perfect for this!)
List of Materials for Your Video Scavenger Hunt
Since some of the videos call for props, here's what you'll need for each team:
- Copies of the video scavenger hunt list (you can get your free printables at the bottom of this post!). Print them on cardstock This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. or attach them to clipboards This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. , so they are easy for the kids to follow and check off as they go along.
- Food options (for the kids to eat without hands and while blindfolded). Get creative!
- Blindfolds This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you.
- Soda and water (for drinking, burping, and singing!)
Award Ideas for Your Kids Scavenger Hunt
After the teams have created and edited their videos- it would be fun to gather together to watch them! If your phones can be mirrored to your TV- that would be ideal!
Otherwise- have teams take turns passing around the phones so everyone can have a good giggle about each other's videos! Then gather together the adults and decide on some video awards for the teams!
A cute idea would be to hand out trophy cups This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. with these labels applied to the front! (The awards labels are part of the free printable download below!)
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Do you think your tween will love this video scavenger hunt?
HI! What app do they use to put all of the videos together into one video? Thanks!
Sharon Rowley says
I use iMovie!
I was not able to get the jpeg to download but luckily I have worked with PicMonkey before and just created my own by using yours as an inspiration. THANK YOU! I would like to ask you what the editing app is you used or mention in the bonus section.
Where can I find the actual list use for the video scavenger hunt, all I have found are links
When you subscribe to the newsletter within the post (not at the top of your screen), you’ll be directed to a thank you page with all of the download instructions. Just download the .pdf version and you’ll have the list!
I signed up for your newsletter. I put in the password. I still cannot access the printable, downloable scavenger hunt.
Sorry you are having issues- I just sent you an email with instructions.
Jamie Reinhold says
I am not receiving the download for the video scavenger hunt??!!
That’s because you haven’t confirmed your subscription to that download. Don’t worry- you’ll only be added to my mailing list one time- but you must confirm each subscription in order to receive the download.