Spring has sprung, which means more time outside – yippee! I’m lovin’ it and my kids are too! And although there’s more than enough for them to get into outside, I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before I hear those dreaded words….Mom I’m bored!
No worries – because this time I’ve already got a lil’ something up my sleeve: A barnyard scavenger hunt – this is an easy way to add a little fun to an ordinary day. To change it up a bit, make it a photo scavenger hunt.
Nowadays it seems like everything we own has some kind of camera on it, so you can have your kids use a digital camera or if you don’t have a digital camera handy, those disposable cameras would work too.
I came up with 20 items you might find around the farm:
bucket/pail flower pot
a muddy something rotten wood or log
tractor or other equipment
cowboy or trucker hat
animal poo (highly likely this will be their favorite find)
barn dog/ cat
Give each child a list of items and a camera to take a picture of each item they find during the hunt. If you want to make it a little more challenging set a time limit, the person with the most pics of items when the time is up wins. This can be a fun family activity, one you invite the neighbors over and divide up into teams or maybe even a birthday party idea. Just don’t forget PRIZES ! And remember you can come up with your own theme; Camping, A-Z, or the Mall (yikes did I just say that) I just picked barnyard because…. well, it involves a farm. 🙂
When you’re plotting and planning your adventure make sure you keep in mind the ages of your group, some kiddos may need a little parental help. I hope this proves to be a great boredom buster for your family.
Have fun- stay safe & happy hunting. 🙂 Amy