We had a 14th birthday party for my son tonight. For our activity, we had an ABC Scavenger Hunt that was really fun. I bought a pack of colored rubber bands from Walmart for $0.67 (red, blue and yellow) and divided the boys and girls into 3 teams. We had 8 kids per team. I gave each team a clipboard with a form attached. As a team, they had to use one phone (or camera) and find items for each letter of the alphabet. They needed to take a picture of the item in ABC order, not skipping around from random letter to random letter. They weren't allowed to take pictures of people and could only get 2 items per house when they knocked on doors. It was really fun and my husband and I were really surprised at their creative answers. It took them around 30 minutes to do the scavenger hunt. Then we had nachos and churros and played some other indoor games as well as a little basketball. This game could also be adapted for younger kids and for more educational purposes.
For the two "loser" prizes, I gave one team a bag of Blow Pops and the other team a bag of small Airheads with signs on them. The "winning" team got a bag of assorted mini Milky Way candies. They inhaled the candy.
PS - I just made this game up and didn't take it from another website. Feel free to use my ideas or alter them to make them your own.