Featured Activity: happyly Scavenger Hunts at Home
Week #3's Featured Activity Will Keep The Kids Busy Rain or Shine
Keeping our children engaged while social distancing takes a bit more creativity. Hiking and biking are excellent options for exercise, or simply explore your backyard to get some fresh air. Scavenger hunts are a great way to make such activities goal-oriented and add an extra layer of fun. Check out our Running/Hiking Scavenger hunt here after you've given this one a shot!
For those stuck in your homes, indoor scavenger hunts can be equally stimulating! We left the at home scavenger hunt boxes blank to add another layer of fun by having your child draw their discoveries!
Click here for the printable version of the happyly Scavenger Hunts.
Outside At Home:
- A Rock That Sparkles
- A Spider Web
- Something that fell off a bush or tree
- A Forgotten Toy
- Something Round
- An Ant
- A Decoration
- Something that starts with the letter G
- 3 Different Leaves
- A Clover
Inside at Home:
After completing the hunt, keep the game going by arranging them on a tray and encourage the kids to “memorize” the items. Cover them in a scarf or dish towel and take them from the room to remove an item out of view. Return with the tray, remove the cover and see if they can figure out what is missing.
Once they get the hang of it, rearrange the items to increase the level of difficulty. Suggest they return the items to their original positions if they are stumped, encouraging them to strategize!
- Something to buy things with
- Something to color with
- Something used to mail things
- Something that cleans your body
- Something used to set the table
- Something you wear in the summer
- Something that fixes things
- Something to help count
- Something to see in the dark
- Something that keeps a pencil sharp
What's working well for you and your family? We look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome you to check out our blog for more inspiration from a list of Ten Tips For Hiking Responsibly in the Days of COVID-19, join as we declutter with ”100 Things:” A Rewarding and Fun Family Activity or find time to Disconnect to Connect with your kids while social distancing.
Also, please take a moment to explore this week’s happyly Survival Toolbox, including our Daily Schedule designed to create positive days at home with your family. As always, we welcome your family's highlights! Tag us on Instagram @gethappyly!