scavenger hunt


Definition of scavenger hunt 

: a game in which players try to acquire without buying specified items within a time limit

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Fun Factor Breakfast and dinner as well as daily wine tastings are included in every stay, and there are lots of free activities for children, including face painting, scavenger hunts and movies under the stars. New York Times, "Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options," 6 July 2018 There will be live music, crafts and scavenger hunts and table and board games. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "Want to watch fireworks or go to a picnic or parade on the Fourth of July? Here’s where to go," 3 July 2018 Independence Day Ice Cream Social Head to the Benjamin Harrison House for a first floor tour, face paintings, balloon animals, a scavenger hunt and more from 1 to 4 p.m. July 4. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "31 ways to actually celebrate the Fourth of July on July 4th," 2 July 2018 There's tons of family fun to be had in the new resort, including character meet and greets, story times, movies, a resort-wide scavenger hunt and lots of great restaurants. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gurnee Great Wolf Lodge is ready to open for business. Here's what your family can do there.," 21 June 2018 There's also a wider variety of new activities, including themed parties, scavenger hunts and celebrity and character roasts. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Phoenix Comic Fest changes include metal detectors, prop weapons policy, wristbands," 21 May 2018 Fort Worth Opera provides kids a detailed study guide for each production that includes opera etiquette, what to wear to the opera, activities like scavenger hunts and word searches and a synopsis of the opera’s plot and themes. Marilyn Bailey, star-telegram, "To get more kids to love opera this high school soprano is putting on a benefit concert | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 There will be speeches, poetry readings, a tour of the rowing boathouse, a scavenger hunt and more. Grant Segall,, "National Opening Day for Trails braves the cold Saturday (photos)," 6 Apr. 2018 From scavenger hunts and mushrooming to in-depth discussions on Mark Twain’s obsession with the supernatural, Cedar Hill’s events cover a huge range of historical and natural topics. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "From Yoga to Movie Nights: How Cemeteries Are Trying to Attract the Living," 22 Mar. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scavenger hunt

: a game in which players try to find specified items within a particular period of time

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