During naptime, I setup this simple string scavenger hunt.
I strung yarn around the room [a couple rooms actually].
Looping it through furniture and toys, creating a tangled mess.
I pinned stickers and letters to hunt for along the course of the string.
Henry awoke and instantly began climbing through, over and under the strings. Not really sure what I had intended with this mess.
Luckily, during a quick potty break, I explained the rules:
- Start at one end of the string and keep a hold of the string.
- Follow the string throughout the scavenger hunt.
- Hunt for and collect treasures along the way.
Henry continued his climbing over and under each string as he came across it. Crawling under the table where the string took him. Finding treasures as he came across them.
In the end, the letters spelled his name [in order, but that didn't matter since he wouldn't put them down and they got all jumbled up in his hand]. There were also ‘treasures’ of Bob the Builder stickers.
Henry’s been continually playing with his machine [Bob the Builder] stickers as if they were toys.
What kind of scavenger hunts have you done?
Henry is 3 years old.