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					       Down loa da b le S cav en g er H unt s &
             Part y G am e s fo r K id s

                    Susan Haley, Creative Director
            800.293.3302 toll free 510/235.0118 phone/fax
Susan@downloadablekidsgames.com http://www.downloadablekidsgames.com



E ver yone  had a great tim e. I even had a group of girls come and tell m e
that if they had to grade this party on a scale of 1 -10, they give it an 11!!!
Many others told m e it was th e greatest party of the year. A few parents
called the next day to say that their k ids had such a great time that they
were still talk ing about it! I think it helped my sons self esteem m ore than
anything else. It‟s the best money I ever spent. - Lisa Marten, Macomb MI.

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                     About Haley Productions’
                 Creative Director/Game Designer
                Susan Haley is originally from Massachusetts - where she started her
                company back in 1987. In 1993, she relocated to Northern California with
                her two Maine Coon cats, Sherlock and Watson. She still goes back to
                Cape Cod to visit her family but California has become her home,
especially since May of 2001 when she married her husband Bill, a corporate advertising
photographer and a native San Franciscan. From the time she was a very young girl,
Susan has always loved acting and creative writing. She graduated Summa Cum Laude
and has a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in Business Communications from Salem
State College in Salem, Mass., "where the witches are". To Susan, there's nothing like
doing a job about which you're absolutely passionate. Her passion these days?
Designing inspiring and creative do-it-yourself murder mystery games, scavenger hunts
and team building programs. She also loves facilitating scavenger hunts - so contact her
anytime to discuss the possibilities.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All of Haley Productions' games are available for a ONE TIME USE* by
non-profit organizations, fundraising groups and private parties. *Please contact us if you‟d like to
use any of our games more than once.

None of our games may be produced as a FOR-PROFIT EVENT without contacting us for our
express written permission and to discuss usage (we charge a nominal $12 royalty fee for each
additional use of any game $24.95 and under).

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cases within the full extent of the law.




      If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us before buying!
        800-293-3302/510-235-0118  susan@downloadablekidsgames.com

           You can order and download your game immediately here:



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    G A M E C H O I C E S - Only $19.95 - $24.95
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       WE ALSO OFFER SCAVENGER HUNTS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
                  Please check them out: http://www.scavenger-hunt-idea.com
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                   Operation Kovert Kids. A kid's scavenger hunt designed for a house
    party/neighborhood. Ages 7 -13. It includes picture challenges, collections and
    projects.
   Operation Birthday Bash. A kid's birthday themed scavenger hunt designed for a
    house party/neighborhood. Perfect for ages 7 to 13. It includes picture challenges,
    collections and projects.
   Operation Catch Me If You Can. A house party game is designed for kids aged 7 to
    12. It‟s part mystery, part hunt and all fun. The kids will be called upon to find a thief
    and a stolen object by putting together and/or searching for clues.
   Operation Crime Scene Investigation. Our forensic mystery game for kids age 10 -
    16.
   Operation Egghead – The Great Easter Hunt. This game is not your traditional
    Easter egg hunt. It includes a variety of exciting activities for all ages to keep
    everyone involved. Outdoor walking or driving hunt. Perfect for family gatherings.
   Operation Egghead 2 – The Great Easter Hunt Continues. This is a follow up to
    Operation Egghead with new activities and challenges for all ages.
   Operation Haunted House Scavenger Hunt. Our Halloween scavenger hunt for
    kids aged 8 -12. Designed for a house party/neighborhood. Pictures, word
    scramble/find items, puzzle collection and fun and creative projects (most with a
    Halloween theme).
   Operation Medieval Merriment. A medieval themed party for kids aged 7-12. Mini-
    scavenger hunt, medieval themed creative challenges and skill challenges.
   Operation Pirate Party. A pirate themed party for kids aged 7-12. Part Survivor,
    part Fear Factor, and part Pirates of the Caribbean.
   Operation Reindeer Games. A Christmas-themed scavenger hunt house party
    game for kids aged 7-12.
   Operation Sunday School. A Bible study scavenger hunt for Sunday School
    Classes or youth groups in grades 6th - 8th, ages 11 – 14. 2 versions of the game to
    choose from.
   Operation Who Smelt It? Dr. Sojourner’s Five Senses Mystery Club for Kids.
    This game challenges your kids to explore their 5 senses through art, music, dance,
    fun science projects, math (fun math not hard math!), literature and much, much
    more. For ages 5-8.
   The Special Ones Mystery Game. Our children‟s mystery for ages 8 to 12. This is a
    thrilling, action-packed mystery combined with a mini-scavenger hunt for a cast of 8
    prime suspects (kids) PLUS any number of guests (these children will play detectives
    and work to solve the mystery) and one adult “character”.

NOTE: All our games are formatted in Microsoft Word which means you can EASILY edit
them to personalize it to your child‟s party if you so choose. We also provide several
options to select from in most of our games so you can design the game to best suit your
needs.

You’ll need digital cameras for many of these games. Please to go
http://www.downloadablekidsgames.com/digital-cameras.html for ideas and
options.



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                               OPERATION KOVERT KIDS
OVERVIEW: This scavenger hunt is designed with a house full of kids (ages 7-13) in
mind. It's a great addition to any kids' party (birthday, Halloween, etc.) It has enough
interesting activities (missions for the kids to accomplish) and options to fit anyone's
budget and time frame. It will work in any house but it's best to have access to a yard and
a neighborhood if possible just to expand the playing area so the kids don't get in each
other's way.
The kids will be divided into teams (a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 10 kids per team).
Each team will receive a clue collection bag containing a digital camera, their challenge
sheet - the hunt itself - and various supplies. The kids will then embark on the scavenger
hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items and completing various projects - all worth
valuable points. To customize the scavenger hunt, you can easily add additional items,
pictures and projects to the list. Use our games as templates to build your own.
EXAMPLES:
Scavenger hunt challenges are broken down into 3 categories: pictures (10), projects (2-
3) and item collection (about 11). The full scavenger hunt will have detailed instructions
and other options/alternatives to consider if you don‟t like or can‟t use the challenges as
designed.
Photo example: Solve this riddle and then take a picture of your most dramatic team
member doing something dramatic at the location. Riddle: They go up and down but they
never move. (Answer: stairs). Note: not all challenges are in riddle form.
Collections examples:
   Solve this riddle and collect the item: What is something that runs but never walks?
    (Answer: water). Note: not all challenges are in riddle form.
   Collect some dog food kibble/nuggets. (Don't have dog food? Change it to cat food or
    bird seed - see how easy it is to edit?)
Project example: Go to the freezer and take out something that definitely doesn‟t belong
there. Follow the instructions. (They will need to follow the clues to collect pieces of a
puzzle.) Note: not all challenges are in riddle form.
THE WINNING TEAM: We don't recommend a "winning" team. We recommend you
award each team a special prize for their efforts: best photos, best projects, most
creative, most team spirit - whatever "award category" you come up with to recognize
their efforts as you observe them. It's important that there are no "losers".
NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per
team: 3. Maximum: 8.
        What if you only have a few kids participating in this scavenger hunt?
        Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have
        them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each
        section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next section and so
        on until the hunt is complete.
AGE RANGE: Age 7 to age 12 or 13.
LENGTH OF THE HUNT: About 2 hours.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in
about 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping
the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You
mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the



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collection bags and you'll need to shop for team prizes, digital cameras as well as other
inexpensive supplies like clipboards, project items and such. Our facilitator guide
provides a supply checklist for you.
THIS KIDS' SCAVENGER HUNT GAME INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT
ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:
   The scavenger hunt
   The rules of the game
   Step by step, easy to follow organizer instructions and supply list
   Team grading checklist
   Team name badges
   Team ID table tents
   Award certificates
   Scavenger hunt invitation
   Team photo album pages
   Final presentation (optional) scoring card


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice), digital cameras and other inexpensive items
(like pens, clipboards and prizes). We'll let you know exactly what you need to get in our
handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                       OPERATION BIRTHDAY BASH
OVERVIEW: This birthday party scavenger hunt is designed with a house full of kids in
mind. It will work in any house but it's best to have access to a yard and a neighborhood
if possible just to expand the playing area so the kids don't get in each other's way. Your
group will be divided into teams of up to 6 kids each. Each team will receive a collection
bag containing digital cameras, rules of the game, their challenge sheet and various
supplies. The teams will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, finding
hidden messages and obtaining specific items - all worth valuable points. They end the
hunt by completing various projects, some with a birthday theme. To customize the
scavenger hunt, you can easily add additional items, pictures and projects to the list. Use
our scavenger hunt ideas as templates for your own hunt.
EXAMPLES: Scavenger hunt challenges are broken down into 3 categories: Album
challenges which include pictures (8) and finding hidden messages (2), 6 projects (we
suggest you choose 3) and item collections (10). The full birthday party scavenger hunt
will have detailed instructions and other options/alternatives to consider if you don‟t like or
can‟t use the challenges as designed.
 Bribe an adult for some supplies to make a big card for the birthday boy or girl.
 Take a picture of your youngest and oldest team members holding it. They also must
     be sticking out their tongues.
 Open the mailbox and follow the instructions you find there. (There will be
     instructions to find a message in a balloon).
 There are 6 projects to choose from. We suggest selecting 3. Some are quick and
     easy; others take more time. They range from making a birthday cake out of Play
     Dough/clay to putting together a puzzle as fast as they can.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per
team: 3. Maximum: 8.

        What if you only have a few kids participating in this birthday party
        scavenger hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on
        one team and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time
        limit to complete each section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for
        the next section and so on until the hunt is complete.

AGE RANGE: Age 7 - 12 or 13.

LENGTH OF THE HUNT: About 2 hours.

PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in
about 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping
the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You
mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the
collection bags and you'll need to shop for team prizes, digital cameras as well as other
inexpensive supplies like clipboards, project items and such. Our facilitator guide
provides a supply checklist for you.




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THIS BIRTHDAY PARTY SCAVENGER HUNT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL
SUPPORT ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:

   The hunt itself (of course); it‟s a complete hunt ready to go as it or you can customize
    it if you wish.
   Rules of the game
   Our easy to follow facilitator guide, instructions and supply list
   Point sheet (for team grading)
   Team name badges
   Collections table tents
   Award certificates
   Invitation
   Team album pages
   A candy bar template you can use as a prize (the facilitator guide will give you more
    details on this)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice), digital cameras and other inexpensive items
(like arts & crafts supplies, pens, clipboards and prizes). We'll let you know exactly what
you need to get in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                 OPERATION CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
This game is designed with a house full of kids in mind. Your group will be divided into
teams of up to 6 kids each. The premise is simple: the kids are attending a party of some
sort. Once they‟ve arrived and settled in they‟ll be given 2 projects to complete (one is
arts and crafts based; the other is a performance). After they finish these projects, things
will take a surprising turn and they‟ll be called upon to solve a mystery by putting together
and/or finding clues that will lead them to a thief and a stolen item. We‟ve added in a
photo challenge using disposable cameras so the kids can capture the fun they're having.
NUMBER OF TEAMS/PLAYERS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per team: 3.
Maximum: 8.
        What if you only have a few kids participating in this mystery/hunt? Instead
        of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them
        race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each
        section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next section and so
        on until the hunt is complete.
AGE RANGE: Ages 7 to 12.
LENGTH OF GAME: About 2 hours
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: About 4 to 6 hours. You mostly need to print, read and perhaps
edit the documents included with the kit, plant a few clues and you'll need to shop for
prizes, disposable cameras and some arts and craft supplies.
NOTE: You will need an adult or teen to play the role of "doorkeeper" - they will greet the
kids and be the person in charge. This doorkeeper will need to read instructions and
guide the kids through the game. You can also add optional Alien Detection Agents (2 or
more) - see Part 2 below.
There are 5 parts to this game:
Part 1: Showing Off. This is where the teams will show off their arts and crafts skills and
how entertaining they can be as a team. These 2 projects will take approximately 45
minutes.
Part 2: To Catch A Thief! The party will be raided by Alien Detection Agents* and take a
surprising twist. The kids will be called up to solve a crime – a theft. The thief will
challenge them “to catch me if you can”. The teams will be given a set of instructions
written by the thief that they must follow to the letter. First, they‟ll need to put together
clues to find out WHAT was stolen. Next they‟ll need to go on a hunt to find clues as to
WHO stole it all while taking photos for the thief‟s scrapbook. Timing: approximately 90
minutes. *The raid and the Alien Detection Agency Agents are optional but
recommended. The stolen item is green slime taken from an extraterrestrial; you can edit
this to be anything you want, it doesn't have to be alien in nature.
Part 3: One More Thing…The final activity is a challenge (in the form of a word
scramble) to find the actual item that was stolen. Timing: approximately 15 minutes.
Part 4: Captured! The ending surprise will be that one of the kids attending the party is
the thief. Yes it will even be a surprise to them. (You or one of your helpers can also be
the thief.) Timing: Approximately 15 minutes.
Part 5: Job Well Done! You‟ll have an awards presentation so all the teams are
rewarded for a job well done. Timing: Approximately 5 minutes.




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THIS GAME INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT ALONG WITH MASTER
COPIES OF:
   The game itself (of course)
   Facilitator guidelines, step by step instructions and supply list. This guide offers
    adaptations you can make to the game to best suit your needs. We even provide
    what we call a “culprit quiz” so you can easily design clues leading to whodunit (one
    of the kids attending the party; you or one of your helpers will be the thief).
   Team name badges
   Team ID table tents
   Award certificates
   Invitation


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Inexpensive items (like arts & crafts
supplies for one of the projects, optional disposable cameras, and prizes). We'll let you
know exactly what you need to get in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this
scavenger hunt.




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           OPERATION CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
HOW IT WORKS: This game is designed to allow the kids to “solve” a crime. You as the
facilitator will provide the different labs to enable the kids to use their collected evidence
to assemble a profile of the suspect. This template allows you to modify the suspect‟s
identity to be anyone who will be attending the party without their knowledge. This way
the actual criminal is investigating his or herself without knowing it.
As the facilitator you will need to set up a crime scene somewhere where the party is
being held (you and your volunteer victim are gonna have fun setting this up!). You'll
chose death by gun shot, stabbing, bludgeoning or strangulation based on the age of the
kids attending the party - gunshots have quite a bit of blood but strangulation has very
little. All the party attendees will be able to view, photograph and document the evidence
left at the scene. Once they have completed their viewing and taken careful notes, they'll
visit 6 forensic labs.
The object of the game is to visit all the labs and compare their collected evidence
against the crime databases to see what they can find out about the victim and the
suspect. After visiting all the labs they will need to sit down and go thru their answers to
see if they can identify the suspect. Each team is competing against each other so
secrecy is a must. If they share their answers with another team, that team may beat
them to the final solution.
NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Divide all the kids up into teams consisting of
2-3 kids on each team. You can have an infinite number of teams; the game just works
much better with 2-3 kids on a team. One note: The teams will visit the crime scene and 6
forensic labs. As you add on teams over 6 you might want to set up a duplicate set of
labs so the teams aren't getting in each other's way or waiting to get into a lab.
PRE-GAME PREP TIME: IMPORTANT! This game takes quite a bit of prep time to
prepare the crime scene and evidence. On average it should take about 8 to 10 hours of
total prep time, to include shopping, finger and foot printing and setting up the
displays/labs as well as the crime scene. Most supplies you will have around your home
or can be purchased at your local office supply store. Sources (shops, web sites) for
things you may not have around your home are included in the kit.
ADDITIONAL HELP: You will need a person to play a judge and another to play the
owner of an email service business (small roles, quick scenes set up for the teams to
acquire a clue). You‟ll also need a victim for your crime scene. If you have a large group
of kids, it will help to have additional support on hand to guide them through all the
labs. As an option you can have someone play a cop to serve the search warrants
towards the end of the game. And finally, you will need someone to plant the evidence
during the party (without getting caught). You, of course, can do this yourself but having
others help you is preferred if only for your sanity.
AGE RANGE: Age 10 to 16.
LENGTH OF THE GAME: About 2 hours (plan on 2 hours but keep in mind the more
teams you have the longer it may take).
EXAMPLE: The Labs the teams will visit are as follows: Fingerprint Lab, Trace Evidence
Lab (for physical clues found at the scene), DNA Lab, Morgue, Impressions Lab
(footprints) and Firearms/Tool Marks Lab.
Let's use the Fingerprint Lab as an example:
This lab will allow the investigators to compare the prints from the crime scene to prints
that are on file. You will need 3 to 6 people to at some point prior to the party put their
fingerprints on the print cards included with the kit.




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You will also need 1 or two of those volunteers (your victim included) to put some prints
on an evidence file of the fingerprints found at the crime scene.
You may want to do the print creations a few days before the party as it‟s a bit time
consuming. Also you want to be sure all the ink will be gone from anyone‟s fingertips at
the party so the kids don‟t immediately suspect the wrong person.
Supplies Needed for this Lab:
    1. A black stamp pad (or black watercolor paint can be used instead)
    2. Volunteers to be fingerprinted
    3. Print card sheets (included with game; you add the fingerprints)
    4. Crime scene fingerprint evidence card (included with game; you add the
       fingerprints.
    5. Envelopes – 1 per team for the Fingerprint Clue sheets. Mark “Fingerprint Lab”
       on envelope.
    6. Several small pieces of white poster board or foam board on which to mount the
       fingerprint cards.
    7. Rubber cement or glue to tape the print cards to the poster or foam board.
    8. Roll of wide, clear packing tape to make the crime scene fingerprints.
    9. Marker.
Check your local office supply or dollar store for most of these items.
THIS CSI GAME INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT ALONG WITH
MASTER COPIES OF:
    1. Facilitator instructions, supply lists & all lab documents/files
    2. Rules of the game
    3. Invitation and CSI ID card
    4. Award Certificates
    5. Lab Signs
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: This game is prop intensive so be
forewarned! We provide all of the lab and evidence files (DNA samples, blood spatter
samples, and more) but it does require quite a few props to set up the various labs and
the crime scene (most are inexpensive but still, you should know this before you buy).
You'll be able to use household items to stage your crime scenes: shoes, old clothes,
furniture, a car, a flashlight, sheets or towels, corn syrup and red food coloring (for blood)
and your husband, wife or best friend as a victim. You'll need a digital camera to take
"morgue" type photos and one Polaroid One-Step camera* at the crime scene so the
teams can take their evidence photos. You'll also need: team evidence collection bags
(plastic shopping bags or something fancier - your choice), some make up, office
supplies such as envelopes, glue, packing tape, black marker, poster board, folders,
pencils, binders, pads of paper, watercolor paint and clipboards.
We'll let you know exactly what you need to get and where you can get it in our handy
facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.
*These are being discontinued in 2008 sometime. If you can’t find them you can use a
digital camera and print out the crime scene photos each team takes at the scene.




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    OPERATION EGGHEAD – THE GREAT EASTER HUNT

OVERVIEW: This Easter hunt game is not your traditional Easter Egg hunt. It includes a
variety of exciting activities for all ages to keep everyone involved. There are team road
challenges, mystery challenges, puzzles to solve, and of course a SCAVENGER HUNT
loaded with surprises! It not only promotes fun and team building, it also gets you to
discover your town or community and celebrate the holiday at the same time.
NOTE: This Easter hunt includes driving or walking to places in your community but we
provide alternate suggestions if driving or leaving the premises are not possible. Use our
scavenger hunt ideas as templates for your own hunt.
NUMBER OF TEAMS/PLAYERS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per team: 3.
Maximum: 8.
        What if you only have a few kids participating in this Easter hunt? Instead of
        dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them
        race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each
        section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next section and so
        on until the hunt is complete.
AGE RANGE: This Easter hunt is an excellent event for families of all ages, kids/teens,
youth groups, school groups, and even workplaces.
LENGTH OF HUNT: About 3 hours from start to finish. *The more teams you have, the
more time it will take. After the hunt, a 1-hour time slot is recommended to share team‟s
findings, tell their exciting stories, total the points and award the Great Easter Hunters.
There are other optional activities that could be added to extend the celebration of the
holiday.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in
about 3 to 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and
prepping/printing the materials). As you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-
hunt prep.
THE WINNING TEAM: We include fun "Personal Award" award certificates. Participants
can cast their votes for the most enthusiastic person, the person with the wackiest ideas
and more. In addition we have the Great Hunt "Grand Prize" award to the team who
scores the most points overall.
THIS EASTER HUNT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT AND THE
FOLLOWING TEMPLATES:
All templates are formatted in Microsoft Word and are ready to print as is with space
available to either type in or handwrite in the personalized details. Any of the templates
can be modified if required.
   Invitation – a ready to go invitation that can be sent to all participants
   Team List – a poster that can be printed to display all the team and player names
   Team Instructions and Rules – a small poster that can be printed to review with all
    participants at the start of the event
   The Team Challenge – team challenge sheet for creating their team name and
    mascot
   The Road Challenge – team challenge sheets for community discovery and mystery
    location challenges
   The Scavenger Hunt – team scavenger hunt list




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   The Puzzle Challenge – team puzzle challenge sheet
   The Awards – a small poster that can be printed outlining the personal and team
    award prizes
   The Player Voting Slips – participant voting slips for the Personal Award Prizes
    (Example: "I'm So Egg-cited Award" for the most enthusiastic participant)
   The Awards Certificates – ready to go certificates that can be printed for the personal
    and team award
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice) and other inexpensive items (like plastic Easter
eggs, arts & craft supplies, pens, clipboards and prizes). We also suggest that one team
member from each team brings their digital camera. We'll let you know exactly what you
need to get in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.
EXAMPLES:
As you can see from what's included (see above), this game has several fun challenge
categories. We also offer additional options and suggestions that will help you adapt this
hunt to best suit your needs. Add to that it's completely editable - take out what you can't
use or adapt the challenges to your particular party or child.
Road Challenge Example: Go to the restaurant closest to our party location and find
these answers: (there are a series of 5 questions they must answer, each correct answer
is worth 100 points; they must also be sure to go to the correct restaurant!). There are 6
additional road challenges including one section that is all in riddle form. NOTE: We
provide alternative suggestions if driving or leaving the premises are not possible.
The Scavenger Hunt Collections List Examples (the editable list contains over 70 items):
                   a recipe that uses 4 eggs
                   a dictionary
                   an egg poacher
The Puzzle Challenge is a series of words the teams must unscramble to answer a
riddle. Bonus points to the team that brings back the item in the riddle.




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                         OPERATION EGGHEAD II
                      THE GREAT EASTER HUNT Part 2
OVERVIEW: Operation Egghead was so popular we had to create a follow up, Operation
Egghead II with new and exciting challenges. This game is not your traditional Easter egg
hunt. It includes a variety of exciting activities for all ages to keep everyone involved.
There are team challenges, mystery challenges, puzzles to solve, and of course a
SCAVENGER HUNT loaded with surprises!
NUMBER OF TEAMS/PLAYERS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per team: 3.
Maximum: 8.
        What if you only have a few kids participating in this Easter hunt? Instead of
        dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them
        race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each
        section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next section and so
        on until the hunt is complete.
AGE RANGE: This scavenger hunt game is an excellent event for families of all ages,
kids/teens, youth groups, school groups, and even workplaces.
LENGTH OF HUNT: About 3 hours from start to finish. *The more teams you have, the
more time it will take. After the hunt, a 1-hour time slot is recommended to share team‟s
findings, tell their exciting stories, total the points and award the Great Easter Hunters.
There are other optional activities that could be added to extend the celebration of the
holiday.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in
about 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and
prepping/printing the materials); obviously as you add teams, you'll need to add time to
the pre-hunt prep.
THE WINNING TEAM: We include fun "Personal Award" award certificates. Participants
can cast their votes for the most enthusiastic person, the person with the wackiest ideas
and more. In addition we have the Great Hunt "Grand Prize" award to the team who
scores the most points overall.
THIS EASTER HUNT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT AND THE
FOLLOWING TEMPLATES:
All templates are formatted in Microsoft Word and are ready to print as is with space
available to either type in or handwrite in the personalized details. Any of the templates
can be modified if required.
   Overview and Facilitator Instructions
   The Hunt Challenges:
   4 Team Challenges (such as creating a team mascot)
   The Scavenger Hunt Collections Challenge
   2 Puzzle Challenges - what we call the Mystery Challenges
   Hunt Invitation
   Team Instructions and Rules
   The Awards Poster
   The Player Voting Slips
   The Awards Certificates




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WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice) and other inexpensive items (like plastic Easter
eggs, arts & craft supplies, pens, clipboards and prizes). We'll let you know exactly what
you need to get in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.
EXAMPLES/CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
The 4 team challenges are simple but very creative and fun. Two get the game started
and two occur during the hunt itself.
The Mystery Challenge requires the teams to collect pieces of a puzzle in hidden plastic
eggs. They need to tape the puzzle together and decipher to code on the puzzle to
identify a secret place and secret item. There are bonus points available for using this
secret item later in the game.
The Puzzle Challenge is an Easter Themed crossword puzzle. There are bonus points
available for using item from the crossword puzzle later in the game.
The Scavenger Hunt List Examples (the editable list contains over 70 items):
           A gum wrapper
           Pliers
           An egg shell




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                     OPERATION HAUNTED HOUSE
OVERVIEW: This Halloween Scavenger Hunt is chock full of creative and imaginative
activities to keep your kids very busy for about 3 hours. It will work in any house but it's
best to have access to a yard and a neighborhood if possible just to expand the playing
area so the kids don't get in each other's way. They‟ll start by donning a team costume
and creating their team haunted house. The hunt is then broken down into 4 parts: Photo
challenges (10); Spooky Scramble where the kids will need to unscramble words (15),
find the item and add it to their haunted house; a puzzle to put together (the pieces of
which are found by following a series of riddle clues); and a project to complete to end
the hunt.
This hunt is ready to go as is or you can just as easily edit anything about this scavenger
hunt to make it exactly how you want it! Use our games as templates to build your own.
Examples: The full scavenger hunt will have detailed instructions and other
options/alternatives to consider if you don‟t like or can‟t use the challenges as designed.
Photo Challenges: Take a picture of your entire team with candy corn fangs. ***50 bonus
points if you can get a neighbor to join in the fun*** (Don't have a neighbor to call on?
Eliminate the bonus point part of the challenge or change from a neighbor to an adult
attending the party. See how easy it is to edit?)
Spooky Scramble: Unscramble this word “TSGOH” then find it and tape it to your haunted
house. (You can provide magazines for the kids to look through to find a ghost or plant an
image of a ghost somewhere in your playing area.)
NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per
team: 3. Maximum: 8.
        What if you only have a few kids participating in this Halloween scavenger
        hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team
        and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to
        complete each section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next
        section and so on until the hunt is complete.
AGE RANGE: Age 8 to 12.
LENGTH OF THE HUNT: About 3 hours.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put this scavenger hunt together in
about 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping
the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You
mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the
collection bags and you'll need to shop for team prizes, digital cameras as well as other
supplies like costume pieces, clipboards and arts and craft type items easily and
inexpensively found at Dollar Stores. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for
you.
THIS KIDS' HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL
SUPPORT ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:
   The scavenger hunt
   Step by step, easy to follow organizer instructions and supply list
   Team grading checklist
   Award certificates
   Scavenger hunt invitation




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WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team bags (plastic shopping bags or
something fancier - your choice), digital cameras and other inexpensive items (like arts &
crafts supplies, inexpensive costumes or costume pieces, Halloween themed supplies,
pens, clipboards and prizes most of which are easily and inexpensively found at Dollar
Stores. We'll let you know exactly what you need to get in our handy facilitators' guide
that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                 OPERATION MEDIEVAL MERRIMENT
OVERVIEW: Each team must travel throughout the royal kingdom (to 6 locations ranging
from places like The Throne Room to The Globe Theater) to solve the mystery of the
missing Sir Culpeper, Queen Gwendolyn‟s favorite knight (Queen Gwendolyn being you
or another female helper). The knight can be a person, dog, cat or even an inanimate
object, that‟s all up to you. At each location, the teams of squires (apprentices) must
complete skills challenges (like sword fighting with pool noodles or plastic swords),
creative challenges (like making a family crest) and even a short scavenger hunt in
exchange for a clue to Culpepper's location and identity. Some challenges have the
teams competing against each other for a winner; other challenges have the team
members competing against each other. When the final destination challenge is
completed by all teams, they're given a final clue to where they'll find Culpeper. The first
team to solve the mystery will win a special prize (and yes, more than one team may
figure it out).
AGE RANGE: Age 7 to age 12.
NUMBER OF TEAMS: You can have any number of teams but try to limit the number of
members in each team to 6 or less. It works better with smaller teams as each child has a
chance to contribute his or her ideas for the next challenge. If you have more than 6
teams you'll have to start doubling up at the 6 locations. It shouldn't be a problem but it
may get a bit crowded.
NOTE: You will need a minimum of 3 chaperones/helpers as some of the kids may need
assistance with some of the challenges and/or some of the challenges will require an
adult/teen overseer. If you can encourage the chaperones to dress up like royalty or
peasants, the kids will get a kick out of seeing the adults look silly.
LENGTH OF GAME: From start to finish the game should take about 2 hours.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: You can put this medieval kids' game together in about 6 hours
(includes shopping for supplies, reading the game documents and prepping the
challenges).
OPERATION MEDIEVAL MERRIMENT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT
ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:
   The game itself (of course)
   Complete facilitator instructions and supply list
   Team itinerary, challenge instructions and rules of the game
   Destination ID signs to mark each challenge area around your playing space.
   Invitation
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice), pool noodles or inflatable swords, toy bows and
arrows, some arts and craft supplies and prizes. We'll let you know exactly what you
need to get in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                       OPERATION PIRATE PARTY
OVERVIEW: This is a treasure hunt game that is part Survivor, part Fear Factor and part
Pirates of the Caribbean. There is a real treasure to be found at the end of the game by
one lucky team (who will of course share their booty with all other teams). You can have
up to 6 teams and each team must visit 6 "ports" or locations (the number of locations
can be cut down if need be).
The kids are divided into pirate crews (teams). The captains (selected by their crew)
choose which famous pirate captain they want to be (all the team names are the names
of famous pirates like Blackbeard, Captain Morgan, etc). Once the team has selected a
captain and the captain has selected a name, the game can begin. The object of the
game is to visit all 6 ports on their itinerary and complete a pirate themed challenge (such
as finding hidden coins, creating a pirate flag or scavenging for pirate items for a team
photo) at each port of call. Some challenges have the team pirates competing against
each other for a winner; other challenges have pirate crews (teams) competing against
each other. When the port challenges are done, the host will reveal which pirate crew
won the chance to go find the hidden treasure - which they will share with all the other
pirate crews of course. The overall winner is NOT based on who finished the challenges
first but is based on which team collected a specially marked prize during the Port
Challenges.
NUMBER OF TEAMS/PLAYERS: Up to 36 (6 kids per team). Anymore than that and you
might have a space problem if they start to double up in the ports they need to visit.
AGE RANGE: Age 7 - 12 or 13.
PLEASE NOTE: An adult or teen will need to be at each of the 6 ports to run the
game/challenge.
LENGTH OF THE PIRATE TREASURE HUNT: About 2 hours from start to finish.
PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: You can put this pirate party treasure hunt together in about 6
hours (includes shopping for supplies - mostly arts and craft items although you will need
one Polaroid One Step camera* and one pack of film, reading the pirate hunt and
prepping the materials).
OPERATION PIRATE PARTY INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT ALONG
WITH MASTER COPIES OF:
    The game itself (of course)
    Facilitator instructions and supply list
    Team itinerary, port instructions and pirate articles (rules)
    Port signs
    Invitation
    A Pirate themed word search puzzle for one of the port challenges
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice), a Polaroid One Step camera* and film (or a
digital camera if you can print out photos during the party) and other inexpensive items
like arts & crafts supplies, pirate accessories, a treasure chest, plastic jewels and coins
and prizes. We'll let you know exactly what you need to get in our handy facilitators' guide
that comes with this scavenger hunt.

*These are being discontinued in 2008 sometime. If you can’t find them you can use a
digital camera.




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                     OPERATION REINDEER GAMES
OVERVIEW: This Christmas scavenger hunt is designed with a house full of kids in mind.
Your group will be divided into teams of up to 6 kids each. Each team will receive a clue
collection bag containing the rules of the game, the game instructions and challenges,
and other supplies. There are three parts to this game, and you may choose to skip a
component, depending on who much time you have.

Part One: The Scavenger Hunt

RUDOLPH is missing and it is almost Christmas Eve! Santa has asked the teams to try to
find him! The children will follow clues* to find 10 little gift boxes that are hidden around
your house, yard, and/or neighborhood. In each box is a clue to find Rudolph. The goal is
for the teams to figure out the clues and be the first to figure out where Rudolph is. We
provide an alternate location list just in case you need it.

Clue example: In 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, where were the children nestled?
(Hide the gift boxes in a bed under the covers or under a pillow.)

Part Two: “Name That Tune...”

Inside of their collection bag, the teams will find a sheet with silly pictures. They will look
at the pictures and try to determine which Christmas songs are being represented. Points
are given for each correct song named.

Part Three: The Projects

The children will end the hunt by completing various Christmas projects. There are 3
projects; you can choose to do 1, 2 or all 3. One project example is to decorate a
gingerbread house as a team.

To customize the scavenger hunt, you can easily add additional items, pictures and
projects to the list. Use our ideas as templates for your own hunt.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per
team: 3. Maximum: 8.

        What if you only have a few kids participating in this Christmas scavenger
        hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team
        and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to
        complete each section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next
        section and so on until the hunt is complete.

AGE RANGE: Age 7 - 12

LENGTH OF THE HUNT: About 1 ½ hours plus an additional 10-15 minutes to add
scores, determine winners, and give out prizes. You can choose to leave out or add
certain activities based on your time frame.

PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our Christmas scavenger hunt
together in about 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt
and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to the pre-hunt
prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit,
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inexpensive supplies like clipboards, small gift boxes, project supplies and such. Our
facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you.

THIS CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT
ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:

           The game itself (of course); it‟s a complete game ready to go as it or you can
            customize it if you wish.
           Rules of the game
           Our easy to follow facilitator guide, instructions and supply list
           Point sheet (for team grading)
           Team name badges
           Award certificates
           Invitation

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice) and other inexpensive items (like small gift
boxes, a stuffed toy reindeer and prizes). We'll let you know exactly what you need to get
in our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                     OPERATION SUNDAY SCHOOL
OVERVIEW: This hunt was designed to be used with Sunday School Classes or youth
groups in grades 6th - 8th, ages 11 – 14 (although with an adult helper on their team, 5th
graders could handle this hunt). Author's note: High school kids may also enjoy these
hunts because they tend to love team competitions. Even though parts of it would be a
little babyish, I think they would enjoy it overall because it is different, and not the same
old same old activity. The older kids would just be more creative and independent than
the younger ages and they'd particularly like the team projects. You may need to alter
some of the details to fit your particular age group.

There are two versions of this bible study scavenger hunt for you to choose from
that use the same set of clues and format.

Version 1: Operation Two by Two (The Story of Noah‟s ark)

Version 2 for the Christmas season: Operation Away in a Manger (The Story of Baby
Jesus‟ Birth)

The general idea in both hunts is for the group to be divided into teams. Each team is
given a bag of instructions, a team booklet, a King James version of the Holy Bible
(although you can use another version if you so choose), and pencils. The teams will
follow clues that lead them to various locations around your church grounds. At each
location they will find an envelope with instructions on how to complete a certain page in
their team booklet, a small piece of paper with a letter of the alphabet written on it, and a
figure that will be used to complete a nativity scene or ark scene (according to which
version you choose to do). The hunt works best if you can enlist various church members
to assist you, including your pastor, the choir master, etc.

If your time frame is more than an hour, you may decide to add team projects for your
youth to complete for additional points. There are 3 suggested project ideas for you to
choose from based on your time frame and budget. A word search is provided to occupy
the team that finishes early. The teams are given points for the pages that are completed
in the team book and for the projects they completed. At the end of the game, the points
are tallied up, and the team with the most points wins. That being said there should be no
“losers”. All teams should get some sort of award (scout your local discount department
store or toy store for inexpensive prizes). This hunt includes editable Award Certificates.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS: Unlimited. Recommended minimum per
team: 3. Maximum: 8.

        What if you only have a few kids participating in this Bible Study hunt?
        Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have
        them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each
        section of the hunt, report back to you and bribe you for the next section and so
        on until the hunt is complete.

LENGTH OF THE HUNT: About 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

PRE-HUNT PREP TIME: For up to 6 teams, you can put our Sunday School scavenger
hunt together in about 3 to 6 hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the
scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you'll need to add time to
the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included
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other inexpensive supplies like clipboards, project supplies and such. Our facilitator guide
provides a supply checklist for you.

THIS SCAVENGER HUNT KIT INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT ALONG
WITH MASTER COPIES OF:

           Operation Sunday School Overview
           The 2 versions of the game: Operation Away In A Manger for the Christmas
            season and Operation Two By Two (Noah's Ark) for all other times of the
            year.
           Facilitator Instructions for both games
           Hunt Invitation
           Word Search and Solution for both games
           Award Certificates
           Team ID Table Tents
           Team Name Badges
           Bribe Labels

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Team collection bags (plastic shopping
bags or something fancier - your choice) and other inexpensive items (like arts & crafts
supplies, pens, clipboards and prizes). We'll let you know exactly what you need to get in
our handy facilitators' guide that comes with this scavenger hunt.




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                    Operation Who Smelt It?
        Dr. Sojourner’s Five Senses Mystery Club for Kids

OVERVIEW: The game includes 4 to 5 missions for each of the 5 senses plus 8 missions
to introduce the kids to the game and to their 5 senses and 5 missions to summarize
what the kids have learned so far about their senses. You'll set up several Mission
Stations in your playing area and you'll select the number of missions you want the kids
to complete during your party. As you can see, you have lots to choose from! The various
missions involve art, music, dance, fun science projects, math (fun math not hard math!),
literature and much, much more.

We recommend that sleuths travel in groups of 2-4 members and spend about 10
minutes on each mission. Sessions can be shortened or lengthened to fit your party
schedule.
Here's a sample timeline:
First Half:
5-10 minutes: Introduce and explain first half Missions
30-60 minutes: Complete Missions spending 10 minutes at each station.
10-20 minutes: Set the group up with an aromatic snack like popcorn or garlic bread or
cinnamon rolls. Yum!!!
While they snack, set-up for the second half of Missions.
Second Half:
5-10 minutes: Introduce and explain second half Mission or Missions
30-60 minutes: Complete Mission or missions spending 10 minutes at each station.
10-20 minutes: Culminate with one of the Whole Group Activities (list included in this kit)

AGE RANGE: 5-8 years old.
Example - MISSION: Treat Garlands. Use these garlands to decorate a bush or tree.
These make lovely treats for all your woodland friends. You will need:

       Day old bread cut into quarters or cubes.

       Oranges, sliced then cut into quarters

       Apples, sliced then cut into quarters

       Heavy-duty thread or yarn cut into 1 ½ „ lengths.

       Plastic yarn needles

Set up the stations so that each sleuth can thread their yarn with all as many goodies as
they like. Encourage them to create a pattern with the treats.

PRE-GAME PREP TIME: It will take about 4 to 6 hours to prepare this game (includes
shopping for supplies, reading and prepping the materials). You mostly need to print the
documents included with the kit, obtain/buy supplies (mostly office type supplies, arts and
craft items and some books which you should be able to get at your local library). Our
facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you.

THIS FIVE SENSES MYSTERY GAME INCLUDES FRIENDLY, HELPFUL SUPPORT
ALONG WITH MASTER COPIES OF:

       Our easy to follow facilitator guide, instructions and supply list. We provide handy
        links to online web sites that sell the books we recommend for this game.



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       The 5 senses missions - you can pick and choose from a list of missions from for
        each sense.

These supporting documents to be used in some of the challenges:

       5 Senses Chart

       Find the Twins - Clowns*

       Find the Twins - Silly Walter*

       Morse Code
From Cars, Planes, Trains Fun Book, by Tony and Tony Tallarico, 1994. Kidsbooks, Inc.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY/PROVIDE: Arts and craft supplies (crayons, glue,
children's scissors, paper, Play Dough, etc.), books and music (we provide links to these
on Amazon or you can see if your local library has them), old magazines & newspapers,
some food items, a digital camera and other inexpensive, easy to find items. Our
facilitator guide will provide a check list for you and links to online resources.

Teachers: This five senses theme game is a great addition to your classroom activities
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                               THE SPECIAL ONES
Our children‟s mystery for ages 8 to 12. This is a thrilling, action-packed mystery
combined with a mini-scavenger hunt for a cast of 8 prime suspects (kids) PLUS any
number of guests (these children will play detectives and work to solve the mystery) and
one adult “character”.
          *This is a great idea for schools and larger parties of 20 or more.
Download a script sample here:
http://www.downloadablekidsgames.com/Special_Ones.pdf

HOW IT WORKS: IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ.

This kids' mystery game is geared towards larger groups of 20 or more.

You'll need to provide 8 kids willing to take part in the mystery as the primary suspects.
You can also have adults play these roles as a hilarious alternative that will certainly
amuse the kids.

The rest of the kids will take on the role of detective and it will be their job to actively
solve the case.

Essentially, everyone will have a crucial, interactive part in the mystery.

There are 2 versions of this game:

THE KNOW IT ALL VERSION: Your prime suspects will know whodunit. They won't have
to memorize a lot of dialogue but they will have to be familiar with a sequence of events
that will move the mystery through the clues and the solving of the crime. They'll have to
carry out certain actions and suspicious activities to set themselves up as suspects. I do
recommend that you give your primary suspects about 2 weeks to get familiar with the
script and to prepare their character. It takes at least one read through to get everyone
(the suspects) straight. Set a time to get together, perhaps add some food and drink to
the "rehearsal", and just TALK through the script. Don't have everyone read it word for
word - it won't help anyone really understand what's happening and it's pretty boring. I've
always found that if you all talk through the action/sequence as your character, it helps
loosen things up, the kids start finding the humor in their character and they get a better
understanding of the whole picture. It's informal and relaxed - two things you need to
alleviate some of the actors' nervousness.

THE NARRATOR VERSION: Your prime suspects won't know whodunit. You'll use a
narrator (the Simon/Simone character described below). The narrator will read the script
as if telling a story. Your suspects will need to act out what he or she says. You'll give
them their characters descriptions ahead of time but not the script itself.

This will not be a stationary mystery - it will be action-packed; we get all the kids active
and involved.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Due to the interactive nature of this kids' mystery game, it's
best suited for groups of about 20 to 50 kids.

AGE RANGE: Age 8 to age 12.

LENGTH OF MYSTERY: Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.




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PRE-EVENT PREP TIME: Anything and everything that can be downloaded is included
with this game. You can prep the mystery in a about 2 to 3 hours. You‟ll need to print
programs and other such documents, shop for inexpensive, easy to find items (arts and
craft supplies and some scavenger hunt items) and organize the props (clues, etc.) and
supplies but it‟s all very simple to do.

The story set up and the suspects:

Dear Special Ones, You know why you‟re here. The President of the United States of
America asked you to be here because you‟re one of the Special Ones, an elite - by
“elite” we mean “cream of the crop” - group of children with very special DNA and very
special skills and intelligence. The world is counting on you to save us all from Evil. So
train well and train hard. And be warned and beware, wherever there‟s good, there‟s evil.
And Camp Fredo is no exception.

NAME OF MISSION: Operation: Dingleberry Muffin.

CODE NAME: C.O.O.L. KIDS (Covert Operatives: Off Limits)

MEETING PLACE: Camp Fredo, a top secret training camp on the outskirts of Gotham
City.

YOUR CONTACT: Simon (or Simone) Snuffle (the adult character who will play the camp
caretaker and your narrator in Version 2).

PRIMARY SUSPECTS (AKA The Special Ones): Note: These roles can be adapted for
an all boy or all girl cast - look for alternate names in the script.

1. Dare Devill: A very fearless young man willing to brave anything and do anything to
   save the day - or so he says. Danger is his middle name (really)!

2. Lauren Little: Lauren seems to be awfully well, dim for a special one. What‟s her
   secret?

3. Gypsy Seer: She says her gift is that she can almost always predict what is about to
   happen. We‟ll see about that, won‟t we?

4. Cody Frost: He can freeze people - but only people who don‟t believe in his special
   power because, really, what‟s the use of freezing people who believe in you (unless
   they want you to freeze them)?

5. Treat “Doc” Thomas: His nickname is “Doc” because he can cure things - not
   everything because he‟s still developing his power, but lots of things.

6. Hunter Safari: An excellent tracker due to his amazing sense of direction and his
   amazing sense of smell. Can he track down the bad guy - or is he the bad guy?

7. Stephanie Snooze: Stephanie tends to be very sleepy all the time but there‟s a
   reason for that. She says her brain needs it.

8. Gina Grump: Okay so she‟s grumpy all the time. She‟s argumentative and she
   doesn‟t like to play with others or cooperate. So you might be asking, why would she
   be a special one if she won‟t play with others and is grumpy all the time? Ask her if
   you dare!




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                                Haley Productions' Order Form
                          Please print this page and fax to 510-235-0118.
                   You can also mail this form with your check or money order to:
                Haley Productions, 3401 Rheem Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 USA
                Haley Productions does not sell or share their customer information.

      DATE: __________________
      NAME as it appears on your credit card: _______________________________________
      ADDRESS (must be the same address the card is billed to):
      _______________________________________________________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________

      CITY: ___________________________________STATE: ____________ ZIP: ________

      EMAIL:_________________________________________________________________

      **REQUIRED. We’ll email the game to this email address. **

      TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE (required): (_____) _____________


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      Card #: ________________________________________________________________

      Expiration Date: ________-________ (mm-yy)

      Special Code (if any):_________________________

      Please check your choice(s): There is no tax charged and no shipping and
      handling fee.

         Operation Kovert Kids. $19.95
         Operation Birthday Bash. $19.95
         Operation Catch Me If You Can. $19.95
         Operation Crime Scene Investigation. $19.95
         Operation Egghead Great Easter Hunt, Part 1. $19.95
         Operation Egghead Great Easter Hunt, Part 2. $19.95
         Operation Haunted House. $19.95
         Operation Medieval Merriment. $19.95
         Operation Pirate Party. $19.95
         Operation Reindeer Games. $19.95
         Operation Sunday School. $24.95 (includes 2 versions of the game: 1 for Christmas; 1 for the rest of the year)
         Operation Who Smelt It? Five Senses Theme Game. $24.95
         The Special Ones Mystery Game. $19.95
Thank you for your order. Your game will be emailed to you within 1 business day from receipt.



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