This is a very interesting way to play a scavenger hunt, and a great idea for encouraging children to observe carefully think about objects differently. It works well in small groups as children can "brainstorm" the textures and think of items that might fit, but it is also a fun activity to do one-on-one with your child. There is some nice vocab involved, too!
Texture Scavenger Hunt
Here is a challenging scavenger hunt for you to try. It works with all ages, young and old, and could keep you going for a whole summer holiday, I think!
Listening is a very good way of calming over-excited children down, so this scavenger hunt might make a useful end-of-party activity.