Since we homeschool, my kids are still around to drive me crazy. It’s made worse by the fact that it’s still pretty darn hot outside. Mid-90s seems excessive for September, right? Fortunately the forecast swears that cooler temps are on the way, and SOON, but for now my kids have to be enticed into taking time to run around outside before it cools off at sunset.
Enter the egg carton scavenger hunt.
I divided the boys into teams (one big boy and one little boy per team, of course), pulled out two empty egg cartons, and numbered each cup. Then I made two identical lists of things I was fairly sure they could find in the yard, and told them to come ring the doorbell when they finished. They really love ringing the doorbell.
Here’s my list: you could modify it based on small things you think your kids could find in your yard or the season.
- Brown Leaf
- Green Leaf
- A Flower that’s NOT a Dandelion
- A Plant that’s NOT grass
- Nut or Acorn
- Water Balloon
When you’re done, dump the contents back into the yard and tuck the numbered egg cartons on top of the fridge, ready to be used again next time the children get crazy.