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A Simple, But Fun Scavenger Hunt for Dads and Kids

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.

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Jackie Bledsoe

Jackie Bledsoe is an author, blogger, and speaker, but first and foremost a husband and father of three, who helps men better lead and love the ones who matter most.

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