Magnificent Mall Crawl

By Kelly White

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Whether you think marathon-shopping is a recreational sport or a total drag, this scavenger hunt turns the mall scene into an adventure…without having to spend a single penny—unless you choose to. Swear! So gather up your gals (or your best guy friend if he’s game) for a totally free shopping spree.

This shopping-mall scavenger hunt has a biblical theme, and you can use your cell phone to snap pics of everything you find from the scavenger list. But first? You’ve gotta fill in the blanks to figure out the items for your search! (Or, shortcut it to the answer keys, below). Print out this page and then groove on over to the mall, girl.

Department Store

I clothed you with an ___________ _____ and put _______ __ _____ _______ on you. I dressed you in ____ _____ and covered you with costly garments. I adorned you with jewelry: I put _________ on your arms and a ________ around your neck. Ezekiel 16:10-11

Bath Boutique

Although you wash yourself with ____ and use an abundance of cleansing ______, the stain of your guilt is still before me,” declares the Sovereign Lord. Jeremiah 2:22

Furniture Showroom

Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a ___ and a _____, a _____ and a ____ for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us. 2 Kings 4:10

Kitchen Wares

They made all its utensils of bronze—its ____, shovels, sprinkling _____, meat _____ and fire____. Exodus 38:3

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Spot It at the Kiosk!

See how many of the items in bold, from the following Scripture verses, you can locate in the mall’s kiosks….

A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1

We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver. Song of Songs 1:11

When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup, arranged her hair and looked out of a window. 2 Kings 9:30

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4

Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same. Luke 3:11

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Food Court Fun!

Still hungry for more scavenger-hunt action? Look up the Bible verses cited in this food-court “menu” to find the one word that completes the name of each food item in the search list. Look them up…and then look for ’em, maybe even eat some, at the mall—yum.

Job 10:10 pizza

Hot Job 18:11

Onion Exodus 25:14

Luke 11:12 roll

Proverbs 7:17 bun

Ephesians 5:9 smoothie

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Bonus! Dollar Round

OK, so we promised no spending required. But who doesn’t have a buck to spare (plus small change for sales tax in some states)? Hit up the dollar store, and the challenge is to spend your bill on one faith-based item—whatever that means to you. Score items such as a mini nativity set, angel-themed stickers, or a small container candle to light during a prayer and meditation sesh. Deal?

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Kelly White is editor-in-chief of ProjectGirlSpire.com and author of the upcoming The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts, published by Healthy Learning and available February 2016 at acabookstore.org and other book distributors. All Scripture quotes in this article are excerpted from the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS ANSWER KEY

Department Store
embroidered dress
sandals of fine leather
fine linen
bracelets
necklace

Bath Boutique
soap
powder

Furniture Showroom
bed
table
chair
lamp

Kitchen Ware
pots
bowls
forks
pans

FOOD-COURT FUN ANSWER KEY

Cheese pizza
Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? Job 10:10

Hot dog
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step. Job 18:11

Onion rings
Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. Exodus 25:14

Egg roll
Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? Luke 11:12

Cinnamon bun
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. Proverbs 7:17

Fruit smoothie
For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth. Ephesians 5:9

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