Treasure Hunt-Scavenger Hunt

LQ: 8.5

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Brain grade: 8.1
Fun score: 8.9

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 3–8 Thinking Skills Used: ,

 

Treasure Hunt-Scavenger Hunt is a pirate-themed app where the player tries to find various objects that fit a certain theme. The game features several different categories such as Backyard, At Home, On a Walk, and Nature. Once a category has been chosen, the player will be taken to a treasure map and asked to find a specific object. When they have located this object, the app will use the phone or tablet’s camera to detect the item. If it matches, the player can move on to the next part of the hunt. Once all the items on the map have been found, the player receives a piece of treasure from a chest. These are stored in the My Treasure section of the app. 

Treasure Hunt-Scavenger Hunt is a free-to-use app for iOS and is best used with very young players due to its simplicity.


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Treasure Hunt-Scavenger Hunt helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Flexibility: Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations. 

Scavenger Hunts can be an early introduction to flexibility for younger children. The theme of the hunt can change as well as the objects which need to be located. If the hunter struggles with being flexible, start out with a hunt that has many familiar objects, such as the At Home option. Then, when they are more comfortable with the rules of the scavenger hunt, branch out to more open hunts such as Nature or On a Walk. These will provide great opportunities for the hunter to practice their flexibility skills in a fun way. 

Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

Without finding all the objects, the hunter cannot win the pirate’s treasure at the end of the map. Focus is necessary to locate all the objects in the scavenger hunt without getting frustrated. Hunters who struggle staying focused might benefit from a group scavenger hunt where they can receive some support from an older sibling or parent. Start with a simple hunt such as At Home, where many of the objects are easier to find. Then move on to more challenging hunts but continue to hunt with them and provide support when they seem to be losing focus. 

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