Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

fathers-dayOne of the nicest things you can do for your Dad on Father’s Day is make him feel appreciated, loved and special.   What better way to do that than make him a fun scavenger hunt.   With TextClues it’s easy to set up a great scavenger hunt for him to play by using his cell phone.

 

When setting up your own personal scavenger hunt think about your Dad’s interests and hobbies and jot down some notes of various questions you might use for the hunt, also decide whether you’ll use small gifts along the way, as he solves some of the clues, or just a special gift at the end of the hunt.  For example, you could hide small gifts or notes under the bed, in the garage, in the shed or under the sofa etc. and send him text message clues to solve in order to find his gifts.

Pick the time you’d like your scavenger hunt to begin, here at TextClues you create your own custom scavenger hunt.   You pick the day and time you’d like your hunt to start and at that time your first text message will be sent to him challenging him to accept his scavenger hunt.  Then you can sit back and see how much fun he’ll have.

Your scavenger hunt could be set up a little like this, if your Dad is a sports fan,

Clue:    Hi Dad, Happy Father’s Day.  We’ve set up a fun scavenger hunt for you today, if you’d like to play, text back “yes”

Answer:  Yes, yes

 

Clue:  Great, glad you’re up for a challenge.   Answer this – What three endurance sports make up the triathlon?

Answer:  Swimming, cycling & running

 

Clue:  Well we’re off to a good start!  Next question, after retiring as a player, with which team did baseball great Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?

Answer:  The Brooklyn Dodgers

 

Clue:  Well you’re really doing well.  Check upstairs in the linen closet and see if you can find your paper clue and text back the answer.

(In the linen closet you hide a note with the clue – “go check in the fridge and see what’s in the blue bag” – you’ve previously hidden a small gift of chocolate for him in the this bag)

Answer:  chocolate

 

Clue:  Excellent, it’s your favourite kind.  In 2015 which horse  won the Triple Crown at Belmont Park in New York?

Answer:  American Pharoah

 

Clue:  Now take a walk outside on the deck, look under the patio table for a surprise!

With this final clue, he goes outside on the deck and finds a gift bag hidden under the patio table with a gift of some tickets to see one of his favorite sports teams inside.

 

 

Well, you get the idea. You can make the hunt as involved as you’d like using lots of clues and surprises along the way.   Get started making your own Scavenger hunt with TextClues.  Personalize it for the special Dad in your life. Go try our free demo right now!

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Text Message Scavenger Hunt

Valentines Day is the perfect time to set up a scavenger hunt for the special person in your life. Creat your own clues for them to follow with the prize of a gift chosen especially for them, they’ll love it.

Here at TextClues you can easily create a text message scavenger hunt. Our system automatically sends and responds to text messages to your loved one’s cell phone, so you can actually watch and guide them through the hunt or sit back and just watch the fun. You can schedule the scavenger hunt to start at any time you like, or you could set up a few surprise texts throughout the day.

It’s not difficult to set up your own special scavenger hunt, here are some ideas below to start you off.

First, decide on your gifts for the hunt, you could buy a bunch of little gifts for her or him such as chocolates, movie tickets, candles, perfume, lip balm, nail polish, bubble bath, massage oil, gift certificate, etc.  You can individually wrap each gift in a box if you’re going to have lots of little gifts or just have lots of clues leading to one special gift or surprise at the end of the hunt.

Next, decide where you want to start and end the scavenger hunt, you can plan one for around your home or use the clues to lead your loved one somewhere for a special date or a special restaurant that you’ve booked. One thing you’ll want to do is make sure you can set everything up before your hunt starts.

Finally, create your text clues, get a pen and jot down some ideas and try to make them personal and your loved one will know you think they are very special to you.  You can use clues incorporating any hobbies they might have, special places you have visited together, it can be as complicated or as simple as you choose.

Here’s an example:
Your first clue will start with them accepting the challenge:
Clue: Hi sweetheart, Happy Valentine’s Day.  Welcome to your scavenger hunt, reply with “begin” to start
Answer: begin

Clue: Where did we first meet?
Answer: Nick’s party

Clue: Great, go look in the right hand drawer of the dresser and tell me what you find hidden there
Answer: perfume

Clue: Perfect, take a look on the deck, right beside the BBQ, wrapped up in a bow is something special for you, what can it be?
Answer: chocolates

Clue: I know you love them, check out the trunk of the car, what do you find there?
Answer: flowers

Clue: Especially for you, what is your favorite restaurant?
Answer: The Keg

Clue: Right on, we’ll have dinner there at 7pm tonight, Happy V’s Day, I love you

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Father’s Day Text Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a unique gift for Father’s Day? Have you thought of sending him on a text-message scavenger hunt? Here at TextClues.com you can make your own custom scavenger hunt with personalized clues and answers. Then your dad can play from his cell phone.

Here’s an example:

Clue:  Hey Dad. Happy Father’s Day! Welcome to your scavenger hunt. Reply with “begin” to start.

Answer:  begin

Clue:  What sport are you planning to watch on TV today?

Answer:  Soccer

Clue: I hope they win!  Go and look under the couch over by the TV.

(clue hidden under the couch says: who won the world cup in 2010?)

Answer:  Spain

Clue:  That’s right! Who has won the world cup the most times?

Answer:  Brazil

Clue:  Correct! Enough with the sports trivia. What are we grilling up tonight?

Answer:  shish kabobs, kabobs

Clue:  Tasty! Your favorite. Where did we go this morning?

Answer:  Golfing

Clue:  That was fun. Go check the garage for a surprise. What is it?

Answer:  golf club

Winning message:  We hope you like it. Hopefully you’ll shave a few strokes off your game! Happy Father’s Day

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Valentines Day Gift Idea: Scavenger Hunt over Text Message

Valentines Day Cookies

Surprise at the end of the v-day scavenger hunt :)

Valentines day is almost here. I wanted to share a unique gift idea for that special someone in your life. Have you ever thought of sending them on a scavenger hunt? Here at TextClues we let you create a text message scavenger hunt. Our system automatically sends and responds to text messages to your loving partner’s cell phone. So you can actually watch and guide them through the hunt or sit back and just watch the fun. You can schedule the scavenger hunt to start at any time you like, or you could set up a few surprise texts throughout the day.

Here’s an example of a text message scavenger hunt you could send them:

Clue: Hey babe! How’s work? Welcome to your surprise v-day scavenger hunt :) Reply “start” to accept the challenge!
Answer: Start
Clue: First an easy one, who first introduced us?
Answer: Rosy
Clue: Ya that was a fun night :) What are we eating later tonight? Hint: it’s my favorite
Answer: Lasagna
Clue: I love your lasagna! I can’t wait until we go on vacation to my favorite city of…
Answer: New York
Clue: I can’t wait! Okay, what’s my favorite exercise?
Answer: Yoga
Clue: Yep :) Just got back from my class. Next question, what are we doing tomorrow with Lindsey?
Answer: Skating
Clue: That’s going to be so much fun ;) Go down and check in the backseat of your car for a surprise. What is it?
Answer: Cookies
Clue: Hope you like them!!  Happy Valentines Day babe!

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Father’s Day Gift

With Father’s Day creeping up on us, yet again, this year, we are always on the hunt for new and exciting gifts to make this Father’s Day that much more memorable than the last!

Is your dad a big gadgets fan and constantly has his cell phone around him? Why not make use of his phone for something he would never thought to use it for. A Scavenger Hunt Father’s Day Gift!!

How would this work? If your dad has a cell phone he can use, with text messaging capabilities, and you have some fun ‘dad facts’ to help make your hunt successful, you are set! The cell phone, questions, and dad’s correct answers will bring him on a fun-filled journey to the end goal of your choice.

Let’s show you how this would work!

Clue: Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Let’s get started. Head to the photo in the house where the family went to Europe. What colour are my pants in the photo?
Answer: Black
Clue: Right! That was a great trip :) Next, head over to baby John’s crib. What company is printed on the label of his favorite blanket?
Answer: Endeavour
Clue: That used to be my blanket!! What sheet music is currently sitting in the piano?

Answer: Fur Elise
Clue: Your favorite – I’ll play it for you later. What does mom have stashed in the cookie jar?
Answer: Chocolate
Clue: Yes, and your favorite kind too! There’s a coupon in the mailbox for you. Go grab it and tell me what you are getting.
Answer: Back massage
Clue: Yes. We know how much you love those. Finally, head over to the kitchen and tell me what is defrosting in the fridge?
Answer: Steak
Clue: Yes, your favorite. We will be having those tonight. Happy Father’s Day!!

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Valentine’s Day Gift

Every year Valentine’s Day slowly creeps up upon us and every year we try to think of new ways to make this year more special than the last for our family members, significant others, kids, friends.

Why not put together something like a valentine’s day scavenger hunt, where at the end of the hunt, there can be a gift waiting for your special someone, or if not a gift, just the fact that you have created a scavenger hunt for them would be thoughtful enough!

You can use TextClues to send your valentine on a text message scavenger hunt.  This way, they can have the hunt sent to their cell phone, and each time they respond with the correct answer, the next clue will automatically be texted to them! Less paper work and laying out of paper for you, and more interactive overall for your valentine.

Let’s get this started!

Clue: Happy Valentine’s day, babes! Head over to our bedroom and tell me what year the photograph on the night table was taken.

Answer: 2005

Clue: That’s right! Now, open the top drawer of our dresser. What do you find inside?

Answer: Chocolate, Lindor chocolate

Clue: Yup, that’s for you :) Save me a piece for later :) Now, tell me what DVD is sitting in the “Forrest Gump” movie case

Answer: 10 things I hate about you

Clue: I know you love that movie :) Let’s watch it later. Now, this requires a bit of thinking. When you first see me, you instantly recognise me. I show you exactly what you show me. What am i?

Answer: A mirror

Clue: You’re right! Head to the mirror in the main hallway. What do you see?

Answer: Me, Myself, My reflection

Clue: Yes, I see you too! I love you, just the way you are. Now it is time to head out for your favorite meal

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Secret Santa Hunt

Are you doing a Secret Santa with a colleague, friend, family, neighbour??  Do you want to find a sneaky way to send them hints as to who you are, without the trouble of leaving mysterious notes around, or to help lead them to the surprise gift? If you both have cell phones, why not send them “mysterious” text clues from “Secret Santa”?? You can use a tool like TextClues in order to send your Secret Santa clues from an unknown phone # to them, so they will have no idea who you are, but keep them on their toes at the same time!!

How would this work with, perhaps a colleague at work? Let’s get started!

Clue: Hey there! This is your Secret Santa sending you on your first hint about me :) Head over to your desk, second shelf. My eyes are the same colour as the package awaiting you.

Answer: Brown

Clue: That’s right. Know who I am? Probably not. The next clue can be found behind your phone. What year does it say on the sticker?

Answer: 1970

Clue: Yep, now you know the year I am born! :) Those are all the clues for today.  Stay tuned tomorrow!

You can stop this hunt after this first set of messages, and schedule a second hunt to start the following day by using the scheduler on TextClues to schedule when the next message should be sent :)

Clue: Welcome back! Know who I am? My favorite food is sitting in the kitchen fridge, in a red container. Feel free to have it and respond what I am.

Answer: Brownie

Clue: Yum indeed! Alright, final clue – you may know me as the “good with numbers” guy at the office. Head to Josie for the final clue.  What did you get from her?

Answer: A dollar

Winning Message: Right! Lastly, and you better get it right now, but my last name rhymes with the last answer :) Come find me for your prize! And if you don’t guess who I am, well, I may just as well be keeping it :) Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Christmas and the Holidays are quickly approaching and you may be trying to think of a more unique way of presenting your gift to loved ones, instead of the typical “under the tree” theme.  What better way to give your gift through a surprise text message scavenger hunt, using a tool such as TextClues?  Not only will the individual receiving the gift be so happy to receive your gift at the end, but they will have a blast trying to find it in the first place!

Let’s get this started!

Clue: Merry Christmas, baby! Thought I didn’t buy you a gift this year? Think again! What year was the photo taken that is sitting on the fireplace?

Answer: 2008

Clue: Great! Now head on over to where that mistletoe is hanging in the house. What did you get?

Answer: A kiss

Clue: That’s right. Don’t worry, that’s not your gift :) Look inside the cookie jar in the kitchen. What is the odd one out in there?

Answer: A chocolate kiss!

Clue: More kisses for you! Take a look under your favorite sofa. What is there?

Answer: Slippers

Clue: Yes! Your feet are always cold so here are some slippers to keep them warm. Speaking of warmth, could you use a cup of hot chocolate right now? Head to the kitchen.  How many marshmallows are floating in your cup?

Answer: 4

Clue: Right! Enjoy that cup :) Ok, head over to your night table drawer. What’s inside?

Answer: A key

Winning Clue: Yes, and what jewelery box does it unlock? Look inside for your surprise! Hope you have a great holiday. Love you! xx

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2012 London Olympics Quiz

The London Olympics were a tremendous success and awesome event. If you and your friends followed every twist and turn and you want to have some fun with an after the event quiz to test your friends recollection of the event using a cell phone based quiz then TextClues is for you. TextClues allows you to set up a series of questions and answers in advance, the options are almost limitless, you are simply limited by your creativity and the time and effort you want to devote to the quiz. The TextClues website provides user friendly guidance on how to set up a quiz or scavenger hunt, it is very simple to use. Below is a short sample of some very easy Olympics questions to illustrate how the quiz would work. Questions are sent by text to the participants’ cell phones and when answered correctly a new question is texted, this process continues until all questions are answered correctly. Nothing could be simpler. To provide an incentive for all participants a clue to find the winning prize could be set up as the final text. See the TextClues demo and FAQ for more information and to answer any questions you may have.

Question: How many Gold Medals did Michael Phelps win in the 2012 Olympics?
Answer: 4

Question: Who won the Gold Medal in tennis in the 2012 Olympics?
Answer: Andy Murray

Question: How many medals did the USA Team win in the 2012 Olympics?
Answer: 104

Question: The USA Women’s Soccer Team beat what country to win the Gold Medal?
Answer: Japan

Obviously many more questions could be asked depending on the group’s area of interest and knowledge. The questions can be made as easy or difficult as you want although clearly you don’t want to make them so difficult that no one stands a reasonable chance of answering them all. On the other hand if the questions are too easy there would be no challenge. Use your judgement to determine the best questions to ask.
After all the 2012 Olympics Quiz questions have been answered correctly a text message could be sent to the winner advising him or her of the winning prize. Good luck and if you have any questions that the TextClues website doesn’t appear to address simply send an email message to the TextClues support team at support@textclues.com

A Bar Hopping Good Time

Do you and your friends like to go out for a drink every now and then? Do you want to change things up a little so that you can make a little game out of your outing? Why not turn it into a scavenger hunt-like outing using a tool like TextClues? TextClues would send you all of the necessary “things to do” while at a bar, and tell you where to go for your next bar destination, all through the use of your own cell phone! So, there is no need at all to carry around a pen and paper with you; simply just use a cell phone, which majority of your friends would have!  You just need to come up with:
– The Bars you would like you and your friends to go to
– The various tasks you would like you and your friends to accomplish at the bar
– Whether you want your clues to include photo opportunities, and thus, you will need to make sure a camera is handy
– If you want to include a theme in your outing

Let’s check out an example to see how this would work:

Clue: Welcome to Bar Hopping 101. To start things off, let’s all do a round of shots together. Reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Clue: Great! First bar on the list – where do we go to enjoy our favorite $3 beers?
Answer: The Harp, Harp
Clue: That’s right. Head on over there and reply “done” when you are there.
Answer: Done
Clue: Good job! Go on over to our favorite bartender and take a group shot. Reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Clue: Good. Now, let’s order a round of beers. Last one finished drinking needs to complete the next clue. Reply “done” when the last one has finished drinking.
Answer: Done
Clue: Great! Now, for that last place beer-drinker, have them go up to a stranger, give them a compliment, then take a photo with them. Reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Clue: Good. Now, we’ve spent enough time here at this bar. On to the next. Which bar has the eletric bull?
Answer: Moe’s Tavern
Clue: That’s right! There may be some bull riding tonight ;) Head there and reply “done” when complete
Answer: Done
Clue: Find someone in the bar that will buy you a drink. First one who does it gets a free drink… courtesy of the person buying you the drink ;) Reply “done” when complete
Answer: Done
Clue: Hope it was good. Now, head over to the electric bull. Each person must take a turn. Person that rides the longest gets to make up a dare for the person of their choice. Reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Clue: Hope you all enjoyed that! Final bar – Where can we go to screech out “Spice up your life!”?
Answer: Brazen Bar
Clue: Yep. Head there now and reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Clue: Let’s do one more round of shots at the bar, take a photo, and reply “done” when complete.
Answer: Done
Winning message: Great! Head over to that karaoke machine, now that you have some liquid courage, and enjoy the night!!

And just as easy as that, you can turn your night out into a laughing good time. Set something up like this with you and your friends and you will guarantee to want to do this on every night out.  This type of hunt can easily be used for any other occasion such as birthdays, or even a bachelor or bachelorette party! Try it out today and have your friends raving about their night with all their other friends in no time!