The weather is certainly warming up, and while we have been having a lot of rain of late and the wind has been a little chilly, the children are very glad to be spending more time outdoors.
Most afternoons we go for a walk, just around our street and to the park which is right across from our house – we are really very lucky to have a beautiful park so close to home.
Every time we go out on one of these excursions, we (myself included) always come home with some ‘treasures’ which we have collected. So what activity could be better suited to these afternoon rambles than a scavenger hunt? A couple of nights ago I made up a series of cards; included a word for the learner reader to tackle and picture so the two year old could understand what he needed to collect to take part, made sure they were small enough to fit in little hands and laminated so if they got dropped in the mud they wouldn’t be ruined.
Yesterday afternoon, off we went small baskets in hand searching firstly around our section and then over to the park for treasures.
I didn’t make the list too long, choosing only those cards which I was fairly sure we could find easily at this time of year.
When we got home Maia and Carter were proud to line up all the things they had found… and eagerly awaited their prize (…hey wait a minute, what do you mean prize? I didn’t see that one coming).
The only thing we weren’t able to find was a feather, but a thorough search of the hen house still produced some treasure…If you would like to have a go at our scavenger hunt at your place, Ive linked a pdf of the cards for you to print and laminate. Pick and choose which ones you use, Ive also included some options for a wet day hunt inside the house.
If you can think of any more items to add, leave a comment and Ill see what I can do 😉
Hope you are having a fun weekend! Janette x