Since the world has been turned upside-down with Covid-19, I know many of us have been spending much more time at home (or close to home) as a family unit. One activity that helped to keep our family sane during quarantine was a daily walk around the neighbourhood. Sometimes we would walk in the morning, other after dark (which our youngest child especially enjoyed!)
One way to add a little extra fun to a family walk is to turn it into a scavenger hunt, and the three printable hunts linked below all offer a different seek and find challenge to your next walk!
Let's Take a Walk! Scavenger Hunt: This printable scavenger hunt is fun to take along on a walk exploring the streets around your home.
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt: Set your family the challenge to hunt for objects representing all 26 letters of the alphabet. This one can be played indoors or outdoors.
Five Senses Nature Hunt: Use all five of your senses to explore your choice of outdoor environment.
The following two ideas aren't printable but are great hands-on hunts that work well with younger family members outdoors;
Rainbow Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: A simple scavenger hunt for preschool and kindergarten age children. Great to do in the garden.
Paper Bag Treasure Book Scavenger Hunt: This treasure book is perfect for exploring with toddlers & preschoolers (though bigger kids can totally enjoy this too!)
Christie - childhood101.com
This website lets you download some fun activities that go along with some well known fairy tales. You can click on the first link to watch the fairy tales and the second link has the activities. Here is a teaser from the video page:Once upon a time, all of our favorite fairytale characters went outside and started their adventures. But, what would have happened if instead of going outside, they chose to stay indoors? Find out in our new collection of Never Starting Tales!
Here is a link to a fun math game called "How Will You Get There?" It can involve the whole family and includes estimation, physical activity, and timing skills. There are also several variations to the games. Check it out and let's get moving!
Here is more fun stuff to do this summer...
Summer Family Activities:
Summer Reading Ideas and Activities:
Social and Emotional Learning - Strategies for Parents
Here's an idea for a sane and happy summer:
Outside of school counseling resources: