If you’re looking for something a little different to do with the kids, how about planning a scavenger hunt? National Scavenger Hunt Day is on May 24, but this is a fun activity you can do all summer long.
How To Host Your Own:
Divide kids/adults into teams. A little competition is fun.
Have a written list of items or a map for the search.
Decide how the teams will prove they found each item. They can bring the item back in a basket, or take a photo of it.
Set a time limit.
Have prizes for the winning team.
Here’s a sample search list if you want to hold your scavenger hunt outdoors:
- piece of trash
- something that floats
- something yellow
- an item that starts with a “B”
- piece of tree bark
- a twig shaped like a “Y”
- a leaf bigger than your hand
- a rock shaped like a heart
Celebrate with ice cream or popsicles and don’t forget to add a few lights to make your event really shine!