Last year when we started homeschooling I obviously spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for ideas and activities and scavenger hunts kept popping up. Initially I thought they would take too long to set up and I would have to buy things and hide them and and and. Turns out, I was wrong!
One morning I had to go to a meeting and wanted to leave some stuff my husband could easily supervise with the kids and a scavenger hunt was one of those things.
I grabbed two pieces of paper and wrote down a list of things the kids had to find that I knew were in the complex – things like 5 leaves, 2 stones, a bird, a cat, something brown etc. It kept them busy for ages.
Earlier this year we did Autumn and I found a very cool nature scavenger hunt for the kids to do that focused on autumn. It was lots of fun and hid a little surprise for each of them to find at the end.
The trick is to make it age appropriate so that they can look for all the things on their own.
For the scavenger hunt in the images, I used this one from Domestic Mommyhood.
But you can easily make your own for any theme. If your kids can read, write down a list of things they must find around the house/garden/complex or even one room in the house.
You can also check out some of our other boredom buster ideas.