The freshman group Christmas parties is one of those things that doesn't take a whole lot of planning but freshmen always have a blast. This year we did a scavenger hunt first, then headed off to the church for snacks, a few games, and lots of dodgeball (also some Elf action.) The scavenger hunt turned out amazing!
Here's what they had to do:
People to meet (get these signatures)
-a person over 60
-a stranger that you hugged
-a police officer
-an elf at the mall
-a starbuck's employee
Things to Grab
-a McDonald's napkin
-a candy cane
-a receipt for 11 cents of gas paid with cash
-a water from B-bops (also randomly costs 11 cents)
My favorite---a xerox with every team members hand together
Places to Go
-What is the soup of the day at Perkins?
-How many bathroom stalls at the Super Walmart?
-How many bike racks in front of the Ames Library?
-What movie is playing in theater 9 at Movies 12?
My other Favorite--Go to 1225 Northwestern Ave and carol. (This is my neighbor Phil who is 70 and absolutely loved being a part of this. Seeing his eyes light up everytime a group went up to his door was priceless.)
My third favorite was that every group also had to complete a random act of kindness. The students did anything from pay for a whole family's cookies at the mall to buy a teddy bear to donate to give candy canes out to kids to hold doors open to pay for the coffee for the person behind them.