Every once in a while, it seems like we get into a rut in our family—a rut of very little activity. Or sometimes we simply do the same things over and over again. We can all use a little creativity when we get to this point.
How about a simple, but really fun scavenger hunt for kids? It’s something you can do inside as well as outside, and it doesn’t require lots of supplies. It's a great idea for some family time.
1. Grab a paper and pencils and head outside. For older kids, use cameras or camera phones.
2. Write the letters of the alphabet on each person’s paper.
3. Set your cell phone time for at least 15 minutes.
4. Spread out and start hunting for objects that start with each letter of the alphabet. For older kids, make them find items in the order of the alphabet.
5. If you are using paper, document what you found and where you found it. If you are using cameras just snap a picture.
6. Once the timer goes off, gather together and see who found the most items.
7. Do it again and add any twists to make it more challenging. For example, you could make a rule that all items must be green.
For a fun scavenger hunt in your local area, try geocaching.com or purchase the app on your smartphone.
Related Resources: Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
Huddle up with your kids tonight and ask:
What is one thing you can’t wait to get outside and do?
What was the first thing you did, or will do, when you and your kids can get outside to enjoy the warmer weather?
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