Buzzing Kids World has tons of fun activities… one is creating an Online Scavenger Hunt. The idea is to lead the kid(s) on an online scavenger hunt that's a fun way to learn. Here's how:
Step 1: Pick a topic or theme
Step 2: Create a list of questions
Step 3:Throw in a twist
Step 4: Set a time limit
The Grapes of Math
Ages 6 to 10
Step 1: Pick a Topic or Theme
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Decide what your focus is going to be. You can choose to do school subjects such as Geography or Math or something else like Skateboarding or Movies.
Step 2: Create a List of Questions
Get creative! Let's say the topic is Math and you do a general online search for “Subtraction” and see what comes up first. You don’t want the questions to be too hard to figure out or too hard to find in the online scavenger hunt..
Clue #1: Google “Subtraction” – Feel free to get side tracked at the Aquarium
Clue #2: Can you win a million dollars doing math?
Answer: The first link on the Gameaquarium Subtraction page shows “Subtracting to win a million.” If the user clicks on the link, they are led to Quia.com where they can perform a subtraction quiz as part of the online scavenger hunt.
Step 3: Throw in a Twist
If you’re all in one place, throw in a physical clue:
Clue #3: Once you have won your million, make your way over to the bookcase in the corner and check out “Alice in Wonderland.”
Answer: Inside the front cover of the book have a piece of paper that says, “How fast can you finish the ‘Speed Grid Challenge’ on Gameaquarium? Finish the challenge, write down your time (fastest time wins!) and then return to your original Google search to continue the online scavenger hunt by finding something ‘Fun 4 the Brain’!”
Clue #4 can lead them to whatever you want them to complete on that site about math in general or subtraction specifically...and so on with the rest of the clues.
Clue #5 You could also set one of the “questions” as a picture only. The picture will serve as a hint and they have to figure out what it means to get to the next clue in the online scavenger hunt – but don’t make it too hard!
Step 4: Set a Time Limit
Make sure everyone starts and ends the online scavenger hunt at the same time. You can give prizes for the first person/group that finished – but only if they get everything right! - or for fastest correct finish, best attitude, most accurate... You decide!