In-Home Scavenger Hunt for Quarantine Fun!

An in-home scavenger hunt is the perfect thing to do in quarantine! Pick your theme and age level for new experiences and challenges every time you play! Family time, date nights, educational fun, virtual game nights, virtual team building, virtual birthday parties…so many options with Let’s Roam: Roam From Home!

Thank you to Let’s Roam: Roam From Home for sponsoring our Graduation Day in-home scavenger hunt!

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We took part in the Let’s Roam: Roam From Home Family Vlogger Challenge!

It was a great way to celebrate Elijah’s graduation with his associate’s degree. We were so disappointed that he didn’t get to walk the stage to celebrate this milestone because of COVID-19, but we were super excited when we saw that Roam From Home had a Graduation Day themed in-home scavenger hunt!

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He was singing his own graduation song. I think it was “The Hallelujah Chorus”!

So, we all donned a graduation cap (we’ve done a lot of graduating around here, so we had plenty of caps to go around), named ourselves Team Graduation Domination, and got ready to show off our smarts!

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We were very serious about this…no funny business here!

This was our first time to ever use the Let’s Roam app.

There was a little bit of a learning curve. We caught on quick, though. You have to click on each challenge and either take a photo or a video, depending on what you’re asked to do. We had to re-do a couple of the videos until I figured out how to do it correctly, but it didn’t slow us down too much.

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Let the challenges begin!

Since this was a Roam From Home indoor scavenger hunt, we only needed to use one device for everyone to share. When we get to do a city scavenger hunt (hopefully soon!), each one of us will be able to use our own devices, and we’ll be assigned different roles and challenges. I know that will add even more excitement to the scavenger hunt!

But back to our Graduation Day themed in-home scavenger hunt!

We loved the way it was really focused on the graduate because it allowed us to celebrate his accomplishments, but it also helped us to connect with his college experience. And btw, this one is directed more toward college graduates. There are challenges related to school traditions and trivia questions about famous universities, but I think it could be easily modified to work for high school graduates as well.

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A hammock toga, maybe?

One of our first challenges was to do a Facebook live video of the graduate and a roommate doing the Macarena. Since Elijah still lives at home, we just went with whoever was willing at the moment. And when I say “willing”, I mean begrudgingly coerced into a somewhat familiar rendition of the movements that could be interpreted as the Macarena. We’re not TikTok level here yet, folks, but maybe you’ll be mildly entertained anyway!

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Not bad for our first Facebook Live!

We spent the next hour running wildly around the house taking pictures of dorm food, re-creating a favorite lunch stop, building a shoe tree, building outfits out of non-clothing items, and a ton of other creative and fun challenges!

There was cheerleading…

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and sword fights…

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and sorority/fraternity rush activities…

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and all-night study sessions…

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and spring break…

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and singing…

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and studying abroad…

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and so much laughing!

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The trivia questions were really interesting, too! We usually had at least one person guess it right the first time, and then the rest of us were shocked that they had really known the answer! For those we didn’t know, the kids got to show off their excellent research skills (aka Google).

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Symphony chose to phone a friend…

You’ll have to watch our video of the Let’s Roam: Roam From Home Family Vlogger Challenge to see it all!

We earned points for every challenge or trivia question, and we ended up with 11,000 final points! We were able to finish all of the challenges just before the time ran out!

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We completed all the challenges before the time ran out!

Why not make quarantine fun?!

Let’s Roam: Roam From Home was such a great way for us to break up the monotony of quarantine and do something really unique to celebrate Elijah’s graduation! He has kept such a good attitude about not getting a formal graduation ceremony, which makes me even more proud of who he chooses to be as a person, not just what he has accomplished.

Congratulations, Elijah!

Let’s Roam has so many other options to Roam From Home, too!

Date night, homeschool activities, birthday parties, team building, bachelorette parties, virtual game nights, or just a fun family in-home scavenger hunt…you’ll never run out of things to do in quarantine!

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Let us know what Roam From Home theme you choose!

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I love to share my passion for family, faith, learning, and adventure! I am a worship pastor's wife, a homeschool mom to three teens (well, one has graduated), a former public school teacher and counselor, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. At our church, I serve on the worship team and as the Fine Arts coordinator, helping students to discover, develop, and deploy their God-given gifts. I'm so excited for you to follow along on this joyous journey!

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  1. Kelly GeggReply

    This sounds like so much fun! I’ll definitely be checking this app out with my family! Congrats on the graduate!!! πŸ™‚

    • Melissa FReply

      Thanks, Kelly! Let’s Roam is trying to win a world record this Sunday night by hosting the world’s largest scavenger hunt…might be a great time to try it out if you can!

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