“Life is more fun if you play games.”
I found the cutest scavenger hunt idea over at Hands On As We Grow, and just had to try it out with my across-the-street neighbor, Ever. We had an indoor scavenger hunt while I was kid-sitting him and his little brother last week, and before I left that night, I promised to set up an outdoor one while he was at school the next day.
I started by cutting out a cloud and some clues, just like Jaime suggested in her tutorial. Then, to create a pocket, I used craft glue to secure the bottom edge of the cloud to a 12×12 piece of blue paper.
Next, I cut out some “rainbow rays”.
Then, I hid the clues and the rays around Ever’s house:
The idea is, you hide one clue with one colorful ray so that when the child finds it, he or she knows where to look for the next clue and ray. To start the hunt, I tucked the first clue in the cloud on Ever’s back door:
It said: “Look for RED by the GOLF CART”. When he got to the golf cart, he found the red rainbow ray and a clue that told him to “Look for ORANGE by the KITTY FOOD.” I wasn’t there when he was hunting, but his talented mama was so sweet to snap these photos of him in action!
When he got to the last strip, it told him where he could find his prize.
He even remembered to stick the rainbow rays in the cloud pocket when he was done!
…or at least his sweet mama did. 😉
PS- I got Jaime’s permission to post the printable version of the clues I used:
They’re a little different than hers, so you might want to hop over to Hands On As We Grow before you hit print! XO