Most scavenger hunts seem to focus on the sense of sight. But we’ve got five senses, we might as well use ‘em all!
Here’s a template for the Five Senses Scavenger Hunt to get you started:
Part 1: Smell
Teams venture out and make use of their olfactory system to bring back a collection of odorous items. Prizes are awarded for:
- Most pleasant smelling item
- Item that best calls to mind childhood
- Item that best reminds you of a particular season (not the current one)
Part 2: Taste
The sense of smell leads right into the sense of taste. While teams are on the lookout for prize-worthy scents, they should also find one exemplary representative from each of the basic tastes: Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, and Savory (or Umami). I might throw in Spicy and Tangy for good measure (and good taste).
Part 3: Hearing
Teams will need a recording device to capture their found items for this part of the hunt. They should listen for:
- Some kind of stringed instrument being played, either bowed or plucked
- An animal sound that’s not a bird, cat, or dog
- Something rhythmic, and something arrhythmic
Part 4: Touch
For this part, each team must join the Free Hugs movement. The Team who gets the most hugs wins this round.
Part 5: Sight
For this last part, teams have to create or find an optical illusion!