As I type, the date is March 19, 2020. (Some of you may be reading this months later.) It is a difficult time right now for a lot of households. My husband and I don’t have any kids but I want to help those that do – even if in a very small way. I have created below a scavenger hunt for you to play with your family. I actually created this for my own family when we hosted at Christmas. I purchased socks from the Target dollar spot and wrapped them up – one for each member of my fam. Then, I hid them in various places of my house according to the clues below. There was one clue for each member of the family. This game was a huge hit. The fam loved it and I know yours will too.
The first set of questions/clues below is exactly what I used at Christmas. My family Christmas was a group of all ages. You are welcome to use them, but I have also created a second list of questions/clues that are more kid friendly and kid focused. To make this work for today, simply gather up something you might already have around the house. Think legos, barbies, toy cars, Easter eggs, pieces of candy – whatever you have an abundance of that can be used. Then, change the word “gift” in the first set of questions (if you decide to use some of these) to reflect your item. (You don’t have to wrap the items either, that’s just what I did at Christmas.) Another option would be to purchase something inexpensive but new from Amazon or another store online and wrap or simply hide the items unwrapped. The choice is totally yours. You can choose to spend a little money, but you certainly don’t have to. I hope this serves as a fun distraction for the whole family. You can also do these all at once or split them up into different days. Get creative and do what works best for your family. Please let me know if you have any questions!
The questions I used for my family (including adults) at Christmas:
J, in 1990 Julia Roberts became a household name by starring in this film. There is a famous scene in the movie where Julia Roberts is singing. Your gift is located in a similar space where Julia belted out lyrics to that famous Prince song. Answer: bathtub
K, in 1995 Thora Birch starred as Teeny in the movie Now and Then. Your gift is located in the part of the house where we store the items that were used to fill the balloons that Teeny stuffed her bra with. Answer: pudding, which I keep in my pantry, but might also be a cupboard for your own home
M, your gift is located under the object that Ross, Chandler and Rachel were trying to PIVOT up the staircase. Answer: couch
C, “Merry Christmas! _______ was full!” Your gift is located in the same room as the word that belongs in the blank space. Answer: bathroom (shitter)
Mom, in 1998 Meg Ryan played Kathleen Kelly in a famous film. In this movie, Kathleen sold something. What did she sell? Your gift is located in a place where Kathleen Kelly might display the items that she sold if she lived in this house. Answer: where ever you keep books in your home
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” J, your gift is located in the area of the house where you will find a lot of something that rhymes with the word ‘boat’. Answer: tote (we keep a lot of totes in our basement storage area)
J, in 1988 Tom Cruise starred in a huge box office hit playing the character Brian Flanagan. What was the name of the movie? Your gift is located in the part of the house that very closely coincides with the name of that movie. Answer: bar (we have a bar in our basement)
C, Jurassic Park was released in 1990. There is a famous scene in the movie where the T-Rex flips over something and traps the kids inside. This is also a very iconic item to the original film. Your gift is located in the space where one might store this. Answer: on top of my husband’s Jeep in the garage (you could just put your item in the garage if you don’t have a Jeep)
J, all of the blank spaces in the following sentences are the same word. Now, fill in the blanks! Larry, Moe and _______. What is something _______ that people eat? Your gift is located in the part of the house where we would keep this ________ food item. Hint: it’s generally served fried. Answer: curly as in curly fries (in the freezer)
M, in 1995 Alicia Silverstone starred as Cher in the movie Clueless. Cher had a big one of these and this location was in a well-known scene in the beginning of the movie. Your gift is located in a similar space. Answer: closet
Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who’s afraid of the ______ ______ ______? Husband, your gift is located in something in our house that is [insert the word of the second blank space]. Answer: big black bat (I put this in the microwave because our microwave is black, but use whatever black object you have)
FOR THE KIDDOS:
The very first in this series of movies was released in 1995 and starred Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear. In the movie, what were all the characters? Answer: toys Where in the house are you supposed to keep these? toys [Hide the item in that space where you keep toys – toy chest, toy box, room, etc.]
Willy Wonky and the ______ Factory. Where does Mom hide/keep the _______? Answer: chocolate
DJ, Stephanie and Kimmy all star together in what show? Answer: Full House/Fuller House In this show, where did the boys find their presents that the dad hid for Christmas? Answer: laundry room
Sing with me! “I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty. I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore. You want thingamabobs? I got twenty. But who cares? No big deal. I want more!” Where in this house would we store a dinglehopper? Answer: silverware drawer
What movie starring Kevin McCallister was released in 1990? Answer: Home Alone What did Kevin splash on his face right before he screamed: “AHHHH!”? Answer: aftershave Where in the house would we keep this item? Answer: bathroom cabinet or cupboard/closet
In Monster’s Inc, what caused the code 2319? Answer: white sock Where do you keep this item in the house? Answer: dresser drawer
There is an iconic scene in the movie Lady and the Tramp involving food. What are they doing in this scene? Answer: eating spaghetti Where do we keep this food item? Answer: where ever you keep boxes of spaghetti. You could even put the item in the box if small enough.
Mrs. Potts was the mother of ______? Answer chip If _______ lived in this house, where would he sleep? Answer: where ever you keep the cups in the house
Wreck-It Ralph was a movie based on what? Answer: a video game Where in the house do we keep these? Answer: where ever you keep the video games
Spongebob was very attached to the item he used to flip his crabby patties. Where in the house do we keep that item? Answer: where ever you keep the spatulas
Fill in the blank. “_______ have layers! Ogres have layers! _______ have layers. You get it. We both have layers.” Answer: onions Where do we keep this item? Answer: veggie drawer (this may vary based on your home)
The Grinch stole these items from homes. What did he steal? Answer: Christmas stuff (so wherever in your home you store the Christmas stuff)[Hum the wicked witch song] The wicked witch of the west rode around on this. Answer: bicycle Where do we keep these? Answer: garage or wherever you keep the bikes
Mary Poppins can fly with the help of this. Answer: umbrella Where do we keep these in the house?
What movie is this quote from? “Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space!” Answer: Aladdin The genie in the movie lives in this. Answer: lamp
I sincerely hope this family scavenger hunt provides some fun for your family! I might even do this with my husband if we get stir crazy and just sub all the gifts for bottles of beer. JK, sort of… Don’t hesitate to let me know what questions you have!
See ya on the next post.
-The Chic(ish) Chick