In these money-conscious times I think that “staycation” vacations are becoming more popular. But it can be difficult to keep kids entertained during the long summer months. One thing I found to pass the time is a summertime scavenger hunt. Since my son is developing his reading skills, I used photos I took to accompany the words so that he can play the game and learn to associate the word with its matching photo. I also chose summer themed objects for him to find on our adventure – some that are kept inside the house and others kept outside.
Here’s how I made my scavenger hunt:
1. Develop the theme. Some ideas for themes include animals, shapes, colors, modes of transportation (trucks, planes, trains, boats, etc.). You can also use seasonal themes as I did for my summer hunt.