Monday, June 29, 2009

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

So today is officially the first day of summer!! We left town as soon as school ended so today is the first full day of summer. We started with a backyard scavenger hunt. It was a huge success! The kids had a blast and they were so excited about finding the items on the list.

I knew the kids would be able to find a tennis ball in the yard, what I didn't expect was for them to be stalked until they were done with it! LOL

They all worked together as a team and there was no fighting! Imagine that!

They even took turns holding the bucket and list.

I made a very simple list of items that I knew they would be able to find in our backyard. Our list included:

brown leaf
pink flower
garden tool
tennis ball
green leaf
something white

I tea stained the paper last night and this morning I burnt the edges and then wrote out the list. They loved this effect!
My kids had so much fun with this activity that they asked if they could do it again. It was age appropriate for my group of 3, 4 (my 5 year old is out of town), 7 and 10(the neighbor). The older kids helped the younger kids and told them what to find. I was so proud of the teamwork!!!

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