The other night we were looking for something to do as a family outside after supper. I had gotten this idea from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots (love her blog)! If you go here you will find her post about the scavenger hunt and nab a free printable of the scavenger hunt items.
I printed the sheet off in colored ink since it is pictures of each item rather than words. Each sheet has 4 of the same hunt items on it, so you need to cut them apart. We put it on a mini clipboard (the one we made at VBS this year), grabbed a marker and set off on our treasure hunt. Will was so into it to start with. We found several items right away. He did need some prompting since he seemed to get fixated on finding one certain item (ie: ladybug).
Once we found an item on the list, Will crossed it out with his marker (or colored and colored it in). Some items we fudged on a bit such as “ladybug” we made as any old bug and “cat” we found a cat statue in someone’s yard. A day later my husband and I were still playing the game when we saw a police car and squirrel – HA! This was a great activity to do together as a family. It also got everyone out and moving!
At the end of the hunt Will’s reward was orange ice cream — a summertime favorite.