How to Create Your Own Free Scavenger Hunt for Your Mother


Whether it's her birthday, Mother's day, or another special occasion, creating a scavenger hunt for your mother is an inexpensive and creative gift that any mom will enjoy. Scavenger hunts are especially fun when there are people there to watch and join in the fun, so consider inviting friends and family over for a day of scavenger hunting, laughing and celebrating.

Things You'll Need

  • Photos your mother likes (both old and new)
  • Notes written to your mother by you and other friends and family
  • Construction paper or stationary
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pens
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Gather pictures that your mother enjoys. These can be from her childhood, parenting years or even recent photos of her with her friends and family. Also, gather notes written by you and other relatives and friends that tell your mother how much she is loved and appreciated. These notes can also list favorite memories of your mother.

  • Hide the notes and photos around the house. It helps to keep a list of all the hiding places so you don't forget. Be creative with hiding places. You can hide the notes and photos under furniture, in closets, in favorite rooms of the house, even outdoors in the front and back yards. It's good to pick especially memorable areas (such as a dining room table, a child's bedroom, etc.) so that you can incorporate these into your clues.

  • Write out clues on a sheet of paper (these can be in a list form or on separate sheets of paper with a clue for the next item placed with the previous item). Be creative with your clues and don't make them too difficult. Try to use fond family memories in the clues. For example, "Remember that great Thanksgiving dinner you made last year? This is where we ate it!" The next photo or note would be beneath a place setting in the dining room.

  • Purchase a small photo album for her to keep the notes and memorabilia in as keepsakes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Get help from family and friends when writing the clues and hiding the photos and notes.

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