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					                                       The Hood County News'

                               Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Guide

The Hood County News' Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Guide offers a wide range of activities to improve
the learning skills for students in all grades. Reading comprehension, skimming and scanning, word
and picture recognition, and following directions are just some of the skills your students will sharpen
by completing these scavenger hunts.


Traditionally thought of as effective only with elementary students, scavenger hunts are very useful in
all grade and ability levels, as they can be designed to reinforce skills in specific subject areas. This
guide includes 49 Scavenger Hunts that you can easily copy and distribute.


Basic Organization
1.Scavenger hunts are usually set up as a race. Because they are competitive and fun to do, scavenger
hunts motivate even the most reluctant students. Teachers may want to consider offering a prize to the
winning team or student.
2.The primary objective is to see which student (or group of students) is the first to find the location of
the items on the list for the correct answers to all questions provided. All students who complete the list
are winners in more than one respect. Not only have they found all of the items, but now they know
their way around the newspaper and have a better idea of the types of information included in their
local newspaper.
3.The scavenger hunt could be limited to just one page or section of the Hood County News, depending
on the age and ability of the class.
4.Teachers could impose a time limit on each question or on the complete scavenger hunt.
5.Scavenger hunts can be completed by clipping and pasting the answers, recording the answers next to
the question, or by circling the items in the newspaper.


Create your own Scavenger Hunt!
The information contained in this guide can be adapted to meet your needs in your classroom.
Scavenger hunts are easy to write and a great way to review and reinforce the subject matter being
taught in your classroom. If you don't see what you need in this guide, create your own scavenger hunt!


Martha Pyron
Newspaper in Education Director
Hood County News                                            created by Sandy McGehee, The Brownsville Herald
December 2009 – Scavenger Hunt Guide
                              Scavenger Hunt Guide Contents
6.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt
7.Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt
8.Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt
9.Economics Scavenger Hunt
10.Health Scavenger Hunt
11.Science Scavenger Hunt
12.The Good News Scavenger Hunt
13.Finding the Opposite Scavenger Hunt
14.Getting to Know Hood County News Scavenger Hunt
15.Getting Around Hood County News Scavenger Hunt
16.Math Scavenger Hunt
17.Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt
18.Where Are You? Geography Scavenger Hunt
19.Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt
20.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt
21.Finding Literary Terms Scavenger Hunt
22.The Stock Market Scavenger Hunt
23.Life Skills Scavenger Hunt
24.Leadership Scavenger Hunt
25.Political Scavenger Hunt
26.In the News Scavenger Hunt
27.Careers Scavenger Hunt
28.Environmental Scavenger Hunt
29.Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt
30.Finding Information in the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt
31.Primary Grades Scavenger Hunt III
32.Race Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt
33.Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt
34.Math Scavenger Hunt
35.NIE for K to 3 Scavenger Hunt
36.Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt II
37.Word Fun Newspaper Scavenger Hunt
38.Four Seasons Scavenger Hunt
39.A Water Scavenger Hunt
40.Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt
41.Cross Curriculum Scavenger Hunt
42.Step Back in Time: The Paul Revere Scavenger Hunt
43.Political Scavenger Hunt
44.Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt
45.Holiday Scavenger Hunt
46.Alien Snatch Scavenger Hunt
47.People in the News Scavenger Hunt
48.Do the Math Scavenger Hunt
49.Halloween Haunting Scavenger Hunt
50.Race Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II
51.Hood County News Scavenger Hunt
52.Holiday Scavenger Hunt Bingo
53.Science Scavenger Hunt
54.Language Arts Scavenger Hunt II
55.Getting to Know the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II
56.Citizenship Scavenger Hunt
57.Working Together Scavenger Hunt
                         #1 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt

  Find as many of these as you can in today's Hood County News. Write them next to the prompt.


  58.A common noun and a proper noun
         _________________________________________


  59.A main verb and a helping verb           _________________________________________


  60.A simple sentence                        _________________________________________


  61.A compound sentence                      _________________________________________


  62.An incomplete sentence or sentence fragment      ___________________________________


  63.An adjective and the noun it describes   _________________________________________


  64.An adverb and the verb it describes
         _________________________________________


  65.A quotation—include the quotation marks
         _________________________________________


  66.A simile.                                _________________________________________


  67.A picture caption that lists who, what, where and why (optional). Write the entire caption here.


_____________________________________________________________________________




  Bonus:
  1.Find a pair of synonyms    _____________________________________________________
2.Find a pair of homonyms _____________________________________________________



           #2 Search and Find by Page Number Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News and write the page number where you find the following
items. Record your answers on the line provided.


An interesting person                                  ______
A number greater than 100                              ______
A city that is far away                                ______
An interesting news story                              ______
A TV show that you would not miss tonight              ______
An item for your home                                  ______
A photo that shows emotion                             ______
The cost of an automobile                              ______
A part of the newspaper that you read just for fun     ______
The happy face                                         ______
An item that you find in the kitchen                   ______
A happy person                                         ______
Something that moves                                   ______
Something that uses electricity                        ______
Something that is hot                                  ______
Something that you wear                                ______
Something that you would find in a school              ______
Something that makes you laugh                         ______
A telephone number                                     ______
A map                                                  ______
Something that makes you sad                           ______
                       #3 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt

Locate each of the following items in the Classified Section of today's Hood County News. Circle and
number each item that you find.
Option: Have the students work in teams or pairs and cut out each item, paste it on a separate piece of
paper, and number it accordingly.


1.Find one job from each of the Employment Opportunity listings.
2.Find a job that requires a car.
3.Find a job that requires experience
4.Find a job that requires computer skills.
5.Find a job with benefits
6.Find a job where you sell a product
7.Find a job where you must provide references.
8.Find a job asking you to mail in a resume.
9.Find a job that requires a college degree.
10.Find a part-time job.
11.Find a job which requires you to work with food.
12.Find a bilingual job.
13.Find a job where you work primarily outside.
14.Find a job where you work with young children
                                  #4 Economics Scavenger Hunt

See how many of the following items you can find in today's Hood County News. Record the page
number next to each item.


1.A Classified ad for a service                             ______
2.The average price of a Kia                         ______
3.A stock that has increase in value this year.             ______
4.Two different products advertised in the newspaper that were not available twenty years ago.
_______       _______
5.A news article that deals with governmental economic decision. ______
6.An interest rate for saving money from a lending institution.   ______
7.An interest rate for saving money at a savings institution.            ______
8.A story about government and money.                             ______
9.A story in the sports section that mentions money.                     ______
10.The highest and lowest mortgage rate reported today.           ______
                                    #5 Health Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find the following information.


1.The names of a fruit or vegetable.


2.A picture of a person looking healthy and happy.


3.A column about a health issue.


4.A photo of a bread, cereal or grain product.


5.A recipe with nutritional analysis.


6.A news story about a medical discovery or research.


7.A photo of a recreation activity.


8.An ad or photo of seafood.


9.A job or career in the health field that is advertised in the Classified section.


10.A TV show about health.


11.The name or photo of a person who has a stressful job.


12.A sport that requires running.


13.An advertisement or news story that mentions a health club.


14.An advertisement that features preventative health treatments, i.e. Blood pressure screenings.
15.A news story that discusses a type of alternative medicine.



                                  #6 Science Scavenger Hunt

Use today's Hood County News to find, cut and paste the following items on a sheet of paper. For an
optional activity, work in groups and see which group finishes first.


1.A photo of something that can be recycled.
2.An article about medicine or nutrition.
3.An ad for something that produces sound.
4.An article about a scientific discovery that will influence the future. Write a sentence explaining how
it will affect you and your family.
5.Today's predicted high and low temperature for Granbury.
6.A classified ad for a science-related career.
7.Find something other than a weather map that refers to directions (North, South, East, and West)
8.Something that uses electricity.
9.Something that requires the use of a computer.
10.A quote related to science in any way.
11.An article related to pollution or ecoloogy.
                          #7 The Good News Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, how many of the following can you find? Be sure to record the page
number next to each item.


1.A happy face.                                         ______
2.Something delicious!                                  ______
3.A Good News headline                           ______
4.A photo showing the current season of the year. ______
5. A good movie you want to see.                 ______
6.Somebody's birthday.                                  ______
7.An animal                                      ______
8.A story that makes you feel good.              ______
9.A place where it is sunny today.               ______
10.Something that makes you laugh                ______
                       #8 Finding the Opposite Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find a circle each item listed below. Be sure to record the page
number as well.


1.A happy person                            ______
2.Something that moves fast                 ______
3.Something that uses electricity           ______
4.Something that is hot                           ______
5.Something that you wear in the summer ______
6.Something that does not use electricity   ______
7.Something that is cold                    ______
8.Something that you wear in the winter     ______
9.Something that moves slowly               ______
10.A sad person                                   ______
         #9 Getting to Know the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt

1.What is the cost of the Hood County News?


2.How many headlines are there on the front page?


3.How many sections does the Hood County News have?


4.How many subjects are listed in the INDEX?


5.On what page do you find Kid Scoop?


6.What is the highest temperature predicted for today in Hood County?


7.Name a television program that will be on at 9:00 p.m. Tonight.


8.Name all of the sports mentioned on the front page of Sports.


9.What business has the largest ad in today's Hood County News?


10.What year did the Hood County News begin publication?


11.Who is the director of the Newspapers in Education department?


12.What is the name of the publisher of the Hood County News?
         #10 Getting Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt

Getting Around the Hood County News is designed to help you learn more about what's in the
newspaper. Working in teams, FIND, CUT and PASTE one sample for each item listed below.



A number greater than one thousand
the price of a pound of meat
the high temperature in Granbury
a person wearing glasses
the name or a photo of an animal
a sports headline
the price of a used car
a game
a letter from someone
an article about a city within 50 miles of Granbury
a job you would like to have
a vehicle other than a car
a score of a game
a compound word
an angry word




                                When you are finished stand up!
                               #11 MATH Scavenger Hunt

    Using today's Hood County News, find the following. Record the page number for each item.


1.A numeral over 1,000                          ______
2.A numeral less than 10                 ______
3.A numeral between 10 and 100           ______
4.A telephone number                     ______
5.A Roman numeral                        ______
6.A radio call number                    ______
7.A TV channel number                    ______
8.Today's high temperature               ______
9.An I.D. Number of any kind                    ______
10.A rectangle                           ______
11.A circle                              ______
12.A square                              ______
13.A triangle                            ______
14.A date                                       ______
15.A mixed number                        ______
16.A fraction                            ______
17.A decimal, but not money              ______
18.A zip code                            ______
19.A percent                             ______
20.An age                                       ______
21.The time of day                       ______
22.An area code                                 ______
23.A graph                               ______
                               #12 Primary Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find the following. Record the page number for each item.


1.Something to eat                               ______
2.Something to drink                             ______
3.Something to play with                         ______
4.Something to ride in or on                     ______
5.Something to wear                              ______
6.Something living                               ______
7.Something hot                                  ______
8.Something big                                  ______
9.Something that makes you frown                 ______
10.Something that makes you smile                ______
11.A store                                              ______
12.A number                                      ______
13.A male                                               ______
14.A female                                      ______
15.Big black print/Teeny tiny print              ______
                           #13 Where Are YOU? Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find examples of the following. Record your answers next to each
item.


1.A map                                                                   ______
2.A state North of Texas                                             ______
3.The name of a river                                                ______
4.A story about a physical land feature (desert, ocean, lake, etc)   ______
5.The name of an ocean                                               ______
6.The name of a lake                                                 ______
7.A town in Hood County other than Granbury                          ______
8.The name of a neighboring community                                ______
9.A direction written out in words                                   ______
10.A photo of someone who does not live in our county                ______
11.A classified job description that involves geography              ______
12.An island                                                         ______
                      #14 Social Studies Newspaper Scavenger Hunt

   Using a copy of the Hood County News, find examples of the following. Record the page number
                                   where you found each item.


1.The name of our mayor                          _________________________________


2.The name of a leader in
       a) our community                                _________________________________
       b) our county                                   _________________________________
       c) our state                                    _________________________________

3.The name of a country currently at war         _________________________________

4.The name of the governor of our state          _________________________________

5.The largest city by population in our county         _________________________________

6.The name of our state representative                 _________________________________

7.The name of our state senator                  _________________________________

8.The names of our political parties             _________________________________

9.The name of a past commissioner                _________________________________
                       #15 LANGUAGE ARTS Scavenger Hunt

Use today's Hood County News to find examples of the following. Remember to list the page number
where you located each item.


1.A proper noun                                  ______
2.A pair of synonyms                             ______
3.A helping verb and a main verb phrase          ______
4.A simple sentence                              ______
5.A sentence with a direct object                ______
6.A prepositional phrase                         ______
7.A complete quotation                                  ______
8.A pair of homonyms                                    ______
9.A personal pronoun                             ______
10.An acronym                                           ______
11.An abbreviation                               ______
12.An adjective                                         ______
13.A compound sentence                           ______
14.A common noun                                 ______
15.A contraction                                        ______
16.A possessive                                         ______
17.An adverb                                     ______
18.A declarative sentence                        ______
19.A period                                      ______
20.A comma                                       ______
21.A hyphen                                      ______
22.A colon                                       ______
23.A semi-colon                                            ______
24.An exclamation point                                    ______
25.A question mark                                  ______




                     #16 Finding Literary Terms Scavenger Hunt

Using the Hood County News, clip and paste examples of the following. Helpful Hint: Have the
students define each term before beginning this exercise. To save time, assign a few terms to each
student.


1.Irony
2.Simile
3.Metaphor
4.Personification
5.Satire
6.Onomatopoeia
7.Alliteration
8.Consonance
9.Assonance
10.Foreshadowing
11.Sensationalism
12.Hyperbole
13.Understatement
14.Allusion
15.Paradox
                         #17 The Stock Market Scavenger Hunt
Note: The Hood County News does not cover the stock market, but this would be a good project for
homework or library research in some of the larger dailies
Look through today's newspapers to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found and
record the name of the newspaper and the page number.


1.The change in price of an oil company's common shares yesterday                    ______
2.A news story that might have an impact on the stock market                         ______
3.An example of a leading economic indicator                                         ______
4.A stock that might be considered a good investment                                 ______
5.An article on the business page that would be of interest to an investor           ______
6.The volume of Lucent common shares traded yesterday                                ______
7.The highest price of Microsoft shares yesterday                                    ______
8.The lowest price for one kind of grain future                                      ______
9.The price of gold today                                                            ______
10.The closing price of a common and preferred share of the same company                    ______
11.A stock that was traded but did not change in price                                      ______
12.The current price of a mutual fund                                                       ______
13.A stock issued by a local company                                                        ______
14.An article containing one of these words: economy, recession, inflation                  ______
15.A chart illustrating statistical data that could be useful to an investor         ______
16.Three examples of terminology associated with the stock market                           ______
17.A dividend notice                                                                 ______
18.A stock that split this year                                                      ______
19.The 52-week high for Nike                                                                ______
20.The 52-week low for McDonald's                                                    ______
                              #18 Life Skills Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.An advertisement for a job requiring special skills


2.An example of junk food


3.An example of respect for children


4.Information which is useful in budgeting or financial planning


5.An example of effective or ineffective human interaction


6.A service in the community for Senior Citizens


7.An example of legal terminology


8.An individual you think has an interesting job


9.An example of energy management of mismanagement


10.An example of local culture


11.A recipe for something nutritious
12.An ad for home care or maintenance services


13.A sale ad for something you would like to purchase


14.Information about renting an apartment




                              #19 Leadership Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number


1.An example of someone who has demonstrated positive leadership.


2.An example of someone who has demonstrated negative leadership.


3.A sports story that highlights leadership.


4.An example of non-political leadership, other than a sports figure.


5.A photo or reference of a federal leader.


6.A photo or reference of a local leader.


7.A photo or references of an educational leader.


8.Example of word or names associated with politics.


9.A photo or article about a political figure.


10.An issue that is important to your community.


11.An article about a labor dispute or settlement.
12.An example of stereotyping.


13.Find a job in the Classified section requiring leadership skills.




                                    #20 Political Scavenger

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.The name of the mayor of Granbury.


2.A photo of the County Judge of Hood County.


3.A photo of the Chief of Police of Granbury.


4.The name of the capital of Texas


5.The location of the main courthouse.


6.The name of our U.S. Representative


7.A story about a law currently in use.


8.A photo of the Sheriff's department at work.


9.A story about a criminal trial.


10.A legal notice


11.A story or ad about an election
12.The name of our governor


13.The name of photo of a congressman or senator


14.A story that deals with a legal right


15.An editorial comment about politics or legal rights

                      #21 In the News – Science Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.A simple machine
2.A scientific fact
3.A sweet or sour taste found naturally
4.An animal picture
5.A pleasant smell found in nature
6.A person who has a career in science.
7.A movie with a science theme
8.A scientific term
9.A photo of something that makes a sound
10.An example of nutritious food
11.A job requiring a science degree
12.An example of conservation
13.An example of government's involvement in science
14.The name of a television show relating to science
15.An ad for a science related occupation that didn't exist 20 years ago
16.An opinion about science
                                 #22 Career Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.A job requiring a science degree


2.A cartoon or photo that shows someone at work


3.An employment ad from the Classified section


4.A photo of a business person who has received a new job


5.A classified ad for a job that a high school student could apply for


6.Find an employment opportunity in agriculture


7.Find an employment opportunity in medicine


8.A display ad for a national company


9.An ad the advertises for a job in another state


10.A photo, caption or classified ad for the oddest job you can find


11.Find a job that you would like to have someday
12.Find a job that requires you to wear a uniform


13.Find a job that requires technical skills


14.Find a news article about a woman and her job


15.Write a classified ad for your dream job

                            #23 Environmental Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.A story about the environment


2.An example of pollution


3.Something that burns fossil fuels


4.An ad for a product made from a renewable resource


5.A classified ad for a non-polluting form of transportation


6.The name of a company that uses non-renewable resources


7.Something that can be recycled


8.An opinion about the environment


9.The time and channel of a TV program that relates to the environment


10.A product that uses chlorofluorocarbons


11.A photo or news story about someone doing something good for the environment
12.Information about a socially responsible business


13.A global food issue




                   #24 Find it on the Sports Page Scavenger Hunt

Look through the Sports Section in today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a
note of what you found and record the page number.


1.A starting time for an event


2.The name of the Hood County News' Sports Editor


3.The name of a happy person in a photo


4.A close score


5.List all of the different sports mentioned in the section


6.Two headlines that indicate victory


7.A photo indicating conflict


8.An article for a sports event that is not occurring in the U.S.


9.A verb that indicates a win


10.A verb that indicates a loss


11.Find the current record of a Texas team
12.Write down all of the adjectives used in the headlines on the front of the Sports page.


13.What sporting events will be played tonight




    #25 Finding information in the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.A news capsule or summary


2.The Hood County News index


3.Two headlines


4.Two bylines


5.Obituary


6.Birth Announcement


7.Display advertisement


8.Sports photo


9.Local sports story


10.Box store


11.Movie theater listings
12.Price listing for classified ads


13.The 2 most appealing ads


14.A classified ad listing for something students want to own




                               #26 Primary Scavenger Hunt III

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.Something to drink
2.Something to wear
3.A number
4.Something that makes you smile
5.Something that is living
6.Something hot
7.Something cold
8.Something to eat
9.Something in         BIG print
10.Something in little print
11.Something in color
12.A square
13.A circle
14.A word that starts with the first letter of your first name
15.A word that starts with the first letter of your last name
16.Something fun to do
17.A map
18.The letter “T”
19.A phone number
20.A cartoon
    #27 Race Around the Hood County News Primary Scavenger Hunt

Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News.


1.A picture of food


2.A number between 1 and 10


3.A recipe


4.A picture of an item and the price


5.The time a movie begins


6.A coupon


7.A phone number for a used car


8.A photo of a person wearing glasses


9.The name of a city in Texas


10.The name of a city not in Texas


11.A headline
12.Someone playing a sport




                          #28 Newspaper Fun Scavenger Hunt
Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following. Make a note of what you found and
record the page number.
1.Find a word that describes you


2.Find a used car ad


3.Find a synonym for the word “beat” on the sports page


4.Find a story about a hero


5.Find the headline from the most important story on the front page


6.Find the name of a city in a state that borders Texas


7.Find the name of a department store


8.Find a number written as a word


9.Find a word with 3 syllables


10.Find a story that mentions an animal


11.Find a sentence that expresses an opinion


12.Find an ad for something you would like to buy
13.Find a story that mentions a local sports team


14.Find the name of a city that you would like to visit


15.Find five items that you might take to a picnic


16.Find a chart or graph

                                  #29 Math Scavenger Hunt

Find, cut and pst one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News.
1.Numeral over 1,000
2.Numeral less than 10
3.Numeral between 10 and 100
4.Telephone number
5.Address
6.Mixed number
7.Fraction
8.Decimal number, but not money
9.An age
10.Date
11.Zip code
12.Roman Numeral
13.A number written in words
14.TV channel number
15.I.D. Number of any kind
16.Square
17.Circle
18.Rectangle
19.Parallel lines
20.Any type of graph, bar chart, etc.
21.Today's high temperature
22.Today's low temperature
23.Sunrise (time)
24.Sunset (time)




                            #30 NIE for K—3 Scavenger Hunt

Find, cut and paste one of each of the items below from today's Hood County News.


1.Something to eat
2.Something to drink
3.Something to play with
4.something to ride in or on
5.Something to wear
6.Something living
7.Something hot
8.Something cold
9.Something that's big
10.Something that's small
11.Something that you find outside
12.Something that you find inside
13.Something that makes you happy
14.Something that makes you sad
15.Something that you can bring to school
16.BIG, black print
17.Teeny, tiny print
18.A color photo
19.A girl
20.A boy
                     #31 Classified Advertising Scavenger Hunt II

Using today's Hood County News, find a job that:


1.Pays the most money per month
2.Pays the most money per hour
3.Is the greatest distance away from home
4.Is the closest to home
5.Has the longest list of qualifications
6.Requires a BS or BA
7.Requires a Ph.D.
8.Requires experience
9.Requires no experience
10.Will provide training
11.Requires you to work at night
12.Requires you to work with food
13.Requires typing skills
14.Requires computer skills
15.Requires you to sell a product/service
16.Requires you to like working with animals
17.Pays commission
18.Requires a driver's license
19.Requires you to be bilingual
20.Requires you to travel




                     #32 Newspaper Scavenger Hunt Word Fun

Find the following items from today's Hood County News. Make a note of what you found and record
the page number.


1.Five food names
2.Five palindromes. A palindrome is a word that reads the same forward and backward. (Example:
sees, bob)
3.Five words that you can print an anagram beside. An anagram is a word whose letters can be
arranged to form a new word. (Example: nest—sent)
4.A sample of alliteration. Alliteration is the occurrence of two or more words or word groups that
begin with the same consonant sound. (Example: the big, bad bear)
5.Five nouns and an adjective to describe each one.
6.Five words that still make a word when you remove the first letter. (Example: when—hen)
7.Make up a seven-word sentence by using at least three different ads or headlines.
8.Find ten words that begin with the dame letters. Glue them in alphabetical order and number them
from 1-10.
9.Find three pairs of rhyming words.
10.Find five compound words.
                         #33 Four Season Scavenger Hunt Fun

This is an inexpensive, quick, adaptable, and fun way to reinforce a wide variety of vocabulary and
grammar skills for students of all ages. Begin with a stack of newspapers. Using a seasonal pattern
(i.e. leaf for fall, snowman for winter, etc.), cut enough newspapers so that each child has a playing
piece.


Play the game just like Bingo until one student has crossed out a set number of items. Change the
number of items needed to win to reflect the time and attention span of your students. Select items for
the students to look for from the list below dor add your sown using recently taught skills in language
arts, ready , and social studies.


This makes a great all-around game that can be used throughout the school year. If yo don't want to cut
the newspapers, have each student use a certain page or section of the Hood County News to complete
the game.


                               On your game piece, find the following:


A number word                        A capital “V”                         The word “free”
A question mark                      A proper noun                         A word in boldface type
An exclamation point                 The word “I”                          A verb
A color word                         Quotation marks                       The name of something
A preposition                        The name of a street                  A photo
Number great than 10                 A dollar sign                         A weather word
A number the same as your age        The name of a city                    The name of a movie
The name of a food                                                       An animal name
The name of a Bookan adjective                                           The name of a sports team
A word that describes you                                                The title of a TV program




                                #34 A Water Scavenger Hunt

 Using today's Hood County News, find and clip examples of the following. Make a note of what you
found and record the page number.


1.One of the three forms of water: liquid, solid, or gas.


2.A plant or animal that lives underwater or in a wetland habitat.


3.A news story or photo about water safety or a water hazard.


4.A job the requires you to use water.


5.A photo or news story about water pollution


6.A product that is mostly water.


7.Find out how much rain has fallen in the Hood County area year to date.


8.Find an advertisement for a product or service that conserves water.


9.When will it rain again?
10.Where is it raining in the state today?




                  #35 Play Ball! The Sports Page Scavenger Hunt

Use the Hood County News Sports pages to complete this fun activity.


1.How many sports stories are there?
2.Cut out a photo of an athlete featured in today's Hood County News.


               Paste it here:




1.Who is it?
2.What sport does he or she play?
3.What team does he or she play on?
4.Find the names of three team sports.
5.Read the sports headlines and make a list of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives you found.


NOUNS                                 VERBS                               ADJECTIVES
1.Select your favorite photo and answer the following questions:
               Who is featured in the photo?
               What is happening in the photo?
               When did it happen?
               Where did it happen?
               Why did it happen?



                         #36 Cross-Curriculum Scavenger Hunt

Look through today's Hood County News to locate the following items. Make a note of what you found
and record the page number.


1.A picture that catches your eye
2.An ad for something you want to buy
3.A colorful adjective
4.A weather report
5.A word that is new to your vocabulary
6.A number over 100
7.A word that describes you
8.A picture of an animal
9.Someone's opinion
10.An abbreviation
11.A car you'd like to buy
12.A TV show you'd like to watch tonight
13.A classified ad for a job that you'd like to have
14.A picture that describes you
15.A word that describes you
16.A picture of someone you recognize
17.A map
18.A graph or chart
19.an ad for a store that you like to shop at




           #37 Step Back in Time: The Paul Revere Scavenger Hunt

Directions: “The British are coming, the British are coming!” Now you must help Paul Revere
complete his famous ride. Using the ads in your copy of the Hood County News, help this patriot
compete his task of warning the citizenry of danger. The Hood County News is full of ads for modern
inventions that Paul didn't have in his day. Go ahead and use them to help him as much as possible.
However, you must find a mode of transportation typical of the time. Remember, he's in a hurry!


1.Notify Paul of his task
2.Clothe him
3.Find him a mode of transportation (remember it must be typical of Paul's time)
4.Discover a way for him to inform the citizenry
5.The task is exhausting! He will need one rest stop in order to eat. Find him a restaurant.
6.Paul also needs to stop and refuel his mode of transportation. Find a place to do this as well.
7.Paul has successfully completed his task and needs some rest and relaxation. Please arrange this for
him.


Extending this Activity
Place students in groups and elect a chairperson. Have the students compare their responses to questons
#1-7. Select the answers recorded most often to represent the group. In the event of a tie, have the
group vote. Ask each group to present a report that reflects their responses.


Have the groups dramatize Paul's remarkable ride, using their responses.
Ask:   How many purchases did you need to make for Paul?
       How much did the mission cost?
       How much time did it take for him to complete the mission?
       Have the students write their own news story about Paul's ride.




                               #38 Political Scavenger Hunt

Collect as many of the following items from the Hood County News that you can find in the time
period designated by your teacher. Use the items you find to make a poster or class bulletin board that
tells about the election.


1.A Republican party symbol


2.A Democratic party symbol


3.A political cartoon


4.Photos of the mayor and county judge candidates


5.A newspaper headline about the election


6.The names of the mayor and county judge candidates


7.The names of some local politicians


8.Photos of some local politicians
9.Polling information


10.Letter to the Editor regarding the election


11.A newspaper endorsement


12.Find out where the candidates are campaigning today


13.An article or column about the local election




                           #39 Logos & Symbols Scavenger Hunt

How many logos and symbols can you find in today's Hood County News? Circle each logo that you
find in the Hood County News from the list below and record the page number.


Logos/Symbols                                            Page #


A credit card log


A weather symbol


A local business logo


A national business logo


The Hood County News logo (not on the front page)


A seasonal logo


A holiday symbol
A restaurant logo


A logo from business closest to your home


A logo from a medical practice


A sports apparel logo


A sports team logo


A political logo




                                 #40 Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Use the Hood County News to locate each of the following items. When you have located the item, clip
it out and glue it in the space provided.


A holiday symbol



A holiday recipe



A picture of a person who has the holiday spirit



A traditional holiday food



A snow symbol



A picture of something you'd love to receive for Christmas
A story about someone who has the holiday spirit



An ad featuring a holiday sale



A weather forecast predicting snow



A holiday television program



                            #41 Alien Snatch Scavenger Hunt

Aliens from another planet plan to create an ideal society by taking the most important ideas, people,
and products from Earth. You are an alien member of the “Search & Snatch Squad” assigned to
complete the task.



Step 1: In the next 2 minutes, look through the Hood County News and pick a person or group of
people that you would snatch and write it down. Clip articles or pictures to document your choice.


Step 2: You now have 2 minutes to choose a concept or idea to snatch. Write it down and find
newspaper articles that indicate that this concept is useful to the well-being of earthlings.


Step 3: You now have 2 minutes to choose a living (non-human) or non-living thing to snatch. Write it
down and clip related newspaper articles or pictures showing its value to earthlings.


Step 4: Divide the class into 4, these are called Alien Squads. Give you Alien Squad a name. Now,
compare your answers to STEPS 1-3. Your Alien Squad must reach an agreement on one person
(group); one concept or idea; and one thing to snatch from Earth. You have 7 minutes to complete this
assignment. Each group will present its results.


                    **********News flash from Alien Headquarters**********
“The Guardians have decreed that whatever or whomever ye shall take from Earth will not, nor any of
its effect, remain upon earth.”



Step 5: What does the news flash mean? Discuss it with your Alien Squad and record your answer
here.



Now, take 6 minutes and recreate the headline and lead paragraph of the story as it would appear on the
front page of the Hood County News following the snatch. Use the space provided below and the
back of this sheet to complete your assignment.




                          #42 People in the News Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find an example of each type of person listed below. Record your
answer and page number in the space provided. If possible, clip a picture of the person as well.


                                                          Name                          Page#


1.An elected Federal official
2.An elected State official
3.An elected local official
4.An athlete
5.A movie or TV star
6.An entertainer
7.A newspaper reporter
8.A newspaper columnist
9.A cartoon character
10.A business person
11.A real estate person
12.A person in crime prevention
13. A person in health care
14.A military person
15.An educator
16.An international figure
17.A student
18.A baby
19.A person from your church or club
20.A person in an advertisement




                             #43 Do the Math Scavenger Hunt

1.Write down the number of pages in today's Hood County News.


2.Add the number of items/sections listed in the Index


3.Subtract the number of cutlines on page 3A


4.Subtract the number of Letters to the Editor


5.Add the number of words in the lead headline on the front page


6.Add the predicted low temperature for today in Granbury


7.Subtract the number of bylines on the front page of the Sports section


8.Add the number of comic strips with 4 panels


9.Add the cost of a single issue
10.Subtract the number of years the Hood County News has been published




                                      Your Grand Total =


Check with your classmates. Was your total the same? If not, compare y9our answers to find your (or
their) error and try the journey again.




              #44 Halloween Haunting Newspaper Scavenger Hunt

Let's stir up some Halloween fun! Use today's Hood County News to find the items and complete the
haunt. Record your answer and page number for each item.


                                                                         Page #


The scariest news item you can find                                      ______


A classified ad for something a witch might use                          ______


A picture of a Halloween symbol other than a pumpkin                     ______


The longest word you can find that includes the letters b-o-o in order   ______


Five items that should be included in a witch's brew                     ______


A pumpkin                                                                ______
A display ad/illustration of something that would make an unusual treat ______


Something that's shaped like a witch's hat                             ______


A comic character that would get along well with a witch               ______


The word “Halloween”                                                   ______


Find antonyms for black, frightened, scary, trick and treat            ______


Find 3 words that describe Halloween                                   ______


Will there be a full moon on Halloween?              Yes ______   No ______




           #45 Race Around the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt

This activity is a race designed to get you around the Hood County News. The more quickly you get to
know the Hood County News and its contents, the better your chances are of winning. Record the
letter of the section and the page number on the lines provided next to each item.


       Find                                                                   Section/Page #


1.An editorial                                                         ____________


2.A sports score                                                              ____________


3.A guest column                                                       ____________


4.A map                                                                       ____________


5.The name of a politician                                             ____________


6.The headline of a story about your community                         ____________
7.A movie theater ad                                                         ____________


8.The Hood County News Index                                                 ____________


9.The name of the Hood County News publisher                                 ____________


10.A feature story                                                           ____________



When you have finished your hung, raise your hand. See who can race through the Hood County
News the quickest!




                        #46 Hood County News Scavenger Hunt

Using today's Hood County News, find the answers to the following questions:


1.One the front page of the Hood County News, were did the most important story take place?


2.What is the cost of a “Wheelin & Dealin'” ad in the classified section?:


3.What is the cost of a 1-year, in-county subscription?


4.Who is the editor of the Hood County News?


5.On what pages of the Hood County News will you find stories about schools in Hood County?


6.In what year did the Hood County News start publishing?


7.Name the publisher and assistant publisher of the Hood County News.
8.How much does it cost to purchase an adult ticket to the movies before 6pm?


9.Who/What is the subject of today's lead story?


10.What is/are the page number(s) where the obituaries can be found?




                               #47 Holiday Scavenger Hunt

                    A Well-Read Pumpkin, Turkey, Snowman, Heart, etc.


 It's inexpensive. It's quick. It's adaptable for many holidays AND can be used to
reinforce a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar skills. Begin with a stack of Hood
County News newspapers. Using a holiday pattern (i.e. A pumpkin, snowman, heart,
etc.) cut enough shapes from the newspaper for each student in the class.


Then play just like Bingo until one student has crossed out fifteen items. Change the
number of items needed to win to fit the time and attention span of your students. Select
items for your students to look for from the list below. Add you own- using recently
taught skills in language arts, reading, science, social studies and math. Change the
shape for the holiday, and you have an all-around review game that costs nothing!


Have the students locate:


any word from the pledge of allegiance             the name of a street
a number word                                     a numeral greater than 10; less than 100
a question mark                                   a number the same as your age
a capital V                                       the name of a food
an exclamation point                              the name of a city
a proper noun                                     a headline
the word free                                     the name of a foreign country
a word in boldface type                           the name of an ocean
a compound word                                   a dollar sign
the word I                                        a weather word
a verb                                            an animal name
a color word                                      a short “i” word
a preposition                                     the name of a book
the title of a TV program                         the capital of Texas



                               #48 Science Scavenger Hunt

Look through your newspaper to locate the following items:


A simple machine
A scientific fact
A sweet taste or sour taste found naturally
An animal picture
A person who has a career in science
A movie with a scientific theme
A scientific term
A picture of something that makes a sound
An example of a nutritious food
A job requiring a science degree
something that runs on a battery
an example of conservation
An example of how people are helping nature
 An example of government's involvement in science
 An example of chemistry in today's world
 The name of a television program relating to science
 An item made of animal, vegetable, or mineral material
 An opinion about science
 The city with the highest temperature
 The city with the lowest temperature




                         #49 Language Arts Scavenger Hunt II

Find as many of these as you can in today's Hood County News. Write them next to the prompt.


1.A sentence that contains both a proper and a common noun from the front page.


2.Three adjectives from the classified section.


3.A simple sentence from the obituaries.


4.A compound sentence.


5.A quotation.


6.An exclamatory sentence.


7.A fact.
8.Three action verbs from the sports section.


9.Two compound words.


10.A word that describes you.


11.A question?


12.A new word to your vocabulary.


13.An opinion.


14.A salutation.


15.A simile.



       #50 Getting to Know the Hood County News Scavenger Hunt II

How many of these items can you find in today's Hood County News? Next to each item, write the
page number on which you found it.


1.The name of Texas' capitol city_______________________________________________
2.Letters from readers________________________________________________________
3.A picture of a car or truck____________________________________________________
4.A map____________________________________________________________________
5.A picture of someone wearing a hat_____________________________________________
6.A verb (action word)_________________________________________________________
7.An advertisement for something you'd like to buy__________________________________
8.An abbreviation_____________________________________________________________
9.A cartoon__________________________________________________________________
10.A picture of an athlete________________________________________________________
11.A brand name_______________________________________________________________
12.Today's forecast_____________________________________________________________
13.A picture of food_____________________________________________________________
14.A word that describes an emotion________________________________________________
15.Movie theater listings_________________________________________________________
16.A website address____________________________________________________________
17.A place that looks fun to visit___________________________________________________
18.A headline__________________________________________________________________
19.An animal__________________________________________________________________
20.The name of an athletic team___________________________________________________




                             #51 Citizenship Scavenger Hunt
Survey today's newspaper to locate each of the following items. Write the page number and a key word
from the headline to prove you found it.


1.A leader of a foreign country                             ___________________________________


2.A term used in geography                           ___________________________________


3.A country that is not a democracy                  ___________________________________


4.A U.S. Senator, rep or cabinet member              ___________________________________


5.An event in a foreign country that will likely affect the U.S.   _______________________


6.A story about one of the three branches of government     _____________________________


7.A story related to the economy                     ___________________________________
8.An action taken by local government              ___________________________________


9.Evidence of freedom of religion or lack of it    ___________________________________


10.A national issue you'd act on by voting, petitioning, etc._____________________________




                        #52 Working Together Scavenger Hunt

Have students work in pairs or small groups to search the newspaper for:


A picture of people getting along                                 Pg#______


A headline that uses a synonym for conflict                         Pg# ______


A map that shows a trouble spot                                     Pg#______


An advertisement for an item that can be used with another person          Pg#______


An organization that encourages people to work together             Pg#______



Afterward, have students analyze the effectiveness of their group dynamics. How well did they get
along? Were there any conflicts in the group? How were they resolved?

				
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