5 reasons why scavenger hunts are a great way to
learn through play (& make the perfect gift)!

5 reasons why scavenger hunts are a great way to learn through play (& make the perfect gift)!

Found It!, the Smart Scavenger Hunt from Skillmatics, is an award-winning game that asks children to quickly find objects from around their homes to answer prompts on the game cards. The first one to shout “Found It!” wins the card. The first player to get 7 cards, wins the game! Here are our top 5 reasons Found It! is a great way to blend learning and play:

  • 1. Active learning

    Found It! gets kids up, moving, and thinking all at the same time - firing up all those important neural pathways. Research shows that children learn best through play, and what better way to learn than by getting up, running around and thinking fast on your feet. A scavenger hunt is also a great way to get kids moving around the house on a cold winter day!

  • 2. Quick thinking

    Beyond creative problem solving to answer the prompt, Found It! encourages children to think fast on their feet! If played with multiple children, the name of the game is speed. Practicing quick thinking is a valuable skill that will contribute to school success or winning family trivia night!

  • 3. Communication Skills

    Each card comes with Bonus Questions so the fun isn’t done when an object is found. Questions like, What did you find? Tell a story about the object you found? Can you name a shape that is similar to the object? Talking about their observations is a great way to connect, express, and communicate observations, plus it’s fun!

  • 4. Creative problem solving

    Each game card asks a child to solve a problem - quickly and creatively! Prompts include questions like go find something smaller than the palm of their hand, or something that rhymes with “hook,” or that starts with the first letter of your first name - they’ll need to listen carefully and think of a creative solution quickly in order to win the card.

  • 5. Parents not required

    Family game night is a great way to spend an evening but sometimes, parents (or grandparents) need a break too. Found It! can absolutely be played with the adult on the sofa with a warm cup of tea. Grab the game cards and send the kids on a scavenger hunt of their own. Call out the prompts and watch the kids go! They can bring back their treasures to win a card and answer a bonus question and get a cuddle.

Found It! Holiday Gift Bundle

4.8 (1,056 reviews)

BUNDLE OF 3 GAMES - Includes 150 Game Cards across:
✅ Found It! Indoor
✅ Found It! Outdoor and
✅ Found It! Travel

Indoor Edition

4.8 (222 reviews)

Found it! is an exciting twist on a scavenger hunt. It helps children learn as they ‘Search & Find’ with prompts like Can you find.."Something with a pattern? Something smaller than your palm?” etc. Players must shout "FOUND IT!" as soon as they get their hands on the object! The first one to win 7 cards wins the game!

Outdoor Edition

4.8 (222 reviews)

Make learning fun with 50 colorful, double-sided flash cards featuring realistic imagery. Learn about letters and 100 words across four categories ; Foods we eat, Things at home, Animals, Things that go.

Travel Edition

4.8 (222 reviews)

Make learning fun with 50 colorful, double-sided flash cards featuring realistic imagery. Learn about 4 categories of animals & their babies ; farm animals, underwater animals, animals in the wild and birds.

Board Games

4.8 (222 reviews)

Make learning fun with colorful, double-sided flash cards featuring realistic imagery. Learn about 5 categories of animals ; underwater animals, insects, animals in the wild, birds and farm animals.

Holiday
Gift Bundle

Indoor Edition

Outdoor Edition

Travel Edition

Board Games