Hide & Seek Adventure!

Scavenger Hunt - A fun twist on an old game!

Before you start the game, have an adult or older sibling writes down items around your house one strips of paper, one object per strip, that your child can go and find. Then fold the paper and place it in a bowl/cup/bucket.

Here are a few examples: A toy with wheels; A book with the first letter of your name in the title; A pair of matching socks; 3 things that are green; Something very soft; Something round; A photo of someone you love; A toy that has 3 different colors; A movie that has "S" in the title; Your snuggliest stuffed animal; A toy smaller than your hand; A book with numbers in it.

Invite your child to pull a folded strip of paper out of the container and have them open it. Independently or with help (no quizzing please) your child can read the message of what to go find. Have a special place for them to bring back all the objects that they find. You and your child can check the paper with the object, count how many there are, saying "I wonder how many fun treasures we have found?" Based on the objects you selected to find, you can categorize them in many different ways.

A fun way to expand this is to have your child collect different objects, invite your child to then hide the objects or pick new objects, write them down on strips of paper, fold and then hide around the house that a family member can find.

Enjoy! And remember, no pressure - have fun with it and tap into what makes it fun for your family!

I wonder...

I wonder statements are a great way to introduce concepts to children, stimulate their curiosity while modeling the pleasure of learning, and embrace ideas in a fun and unpressured way!

    I wonder how many treasures we found?
    I wonder what colors we see?
    I wonder how many red, blue, yellow treasures we found?

Project Supplies

Strips of paper
Bowl, bucket, or cup

Project Gallery

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