Several months ago, on a rainy day, I tried doing a scavenger hunt inside with the kids. I drew pictures of where they had to look for clues and there was a small prize at the end. They had fun doing the hunt, but I decided to tweak the idea a bit to make it a little simpler the next time.
With Dora the Explorer in mind, and the fact that my little preschooler LOVES maps, I drew out a “map” of what they were looking for:
This time around I kept the list of items to things I knew they’d find easily and fairly quickly.
Peanut found something yellow right away…
I didn’t think he even knew what we were doing until he pointed out these flowers:They found all 6 items on our walk to visit Mamaw next door, and they had lots of fun! They couldn’t wait to tell Mamaw what they had seen.
Since fall is in the air now, I’m thinking another scavenger hunt is in the near future. We can look for leaves in different colors, grasshoppers, and as the leaves fall, maybe we’ll spot a bird’s nest!
Have you tried a scavenger hunt with your kids? What did you do differently?