Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Other Activities Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Family Ministry Outing Event: Zoo Scavenger Hunt Published: September 20, 2021 Looking for a fun family ministry outing? Try this zoo scavenger hunt! Family Ministry Outing Event: Zoo Scavenger Hunt Our church went on a zoo outing to give our families an opportunity to attend a church event together. Families enjoyed spending time together and getting to know other families. Our main event was a zoo scavenger hunt. A few weeks before, I looked up all the animals I could think of in a concordance, made a list, and faxed it to the zoo director to confirm which of those animals lived at our zoo. Then I made a worksheet for participants listing each Bible passage (from the translation we’d be using) and the first letter of each corresponding animal’s name. Some of the clues we used from the NLT were Leviticus 11:30 (lizard), Isaiah 2:20 (bat), Mark 10:25 (camel), John 21:11 (fish), and Revelation 6:2 (horse). At the zoo, we formed teams of adults and children for the scavenger hunt. We set a deadline and let the teams search the zoo for the animals. We reserved part of the zoo’s picnic area so we could eat our sack lunches as a group. Everyone had a great time! Ellen Whitcomb Moline, Illinois Looking for more ideas for families? Check out these articles! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!