Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Scavenger Hunt for Kids

 
I decided it was time to take a day off from house renovations.  I needed to spend some quality time with our kids.  So, during their nap time, I put together a simple (nothing fancy) scavenger hunt. 

We had so much fun together.  It made me realize how much I've missed playing with them.  I do desire for our house to be complete, but not as much as I strongly desire for my children to grow up knowing & feeling that they are loved.  I want them to know that they are important to me rather than inconveniences during home improvement time.

We began with the first clue found in the envelope:


Each clue was read by our oldest, Josiah.  I explained the Scripture and we talked about where the next clue could be found.

2 Corinthians 5:7 led us to Daddy's glasses:


Matthew 6:19 took us to where Mommy places her car keys:



 Proverbs 17:1 led us to where we fill our cups up with water:


Psalm 37:7 led us over to the couch where we sometimes have to practice being still:


Matthew 7:8 led us over to the door:


Proverbs 12:14 led us outside to the shed where we store our handheld tools:


The kids were thrilled to find out what was in the reward envelope:


We had a great time together at Sonic.  We laughed, played, and entertained the others sitting outside. 

I really need to do this more often!



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My camera died at Sonic, so I was unable to take a good picture.  The only one I have is this little one taken with my phone.  If anyone knows how to enlarge it without making it blurry, please share your tip! 



I'd love to hear if you have any fun, homemade games that they enjoy doing with your kids! 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jackie. I think you might find some inspiration at HereWeAreTogether.com They're a Waldorf-schooling family, a little new-agey, but she's a devoted mom of small ones, and they do some lovely things together. You are wise to choose to enjoy your children now; the house will always be there with its demands, but childhood lasts only a moment.

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  2. Love it! May have to "steal" it sometime... :)

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