I, however, prefer to chill. But that's a whole other story.
You know the debate about over-scheduling your kids? About how they need down time? My kids are both very active in their sports and social lives and they don't ever seem to want down time. I worry that they are over-scheduled all the time. However, I don't want them sitting around staring at a screen (computer, ipod, tv, etc) in their down time either.
It's week one of summer vacation and I'm already hearing the dreaded, "I'm bored, Mom!"
So when I found this fun pin on Pinterest, I thought we'd give it a try.
I basically used the same list, with a few additions. You could do this in your own backyard but I sent my kids to the green just across the street from my house.
|Here's Audrey, showing me the stuff she found.|
|The prize for completing the scavenger hunt was a popsicle!|
Overall, I'd say the Nature Scavenger Hunt was quite a success. My kids really enjoyed it. Maybe I'd put some trickier items on the list for them next time and have them pick up 5 pieces of garbage. They did complete it much faster than I thought they would!
What are you doing to keep your kids busy and off the screens this summer?