During nap time, I set up this simple ‘follow the string’ indoor scavenger hunt for kids.
I strung yarn around the room (a couple of rooms actually).
Looping it through furniture and toys, creating a tangled mess.
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With clothespins, 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.
He wasn’t really sure what I had intended with this mess.
Luckily, during a quick potty break, I explained the rules:
- Start at the beginning 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 indoor scavenger hunt for kids?
Another indoor scavenger hunt for kids to do is search for letters and numbers! Its great for matching upper and lowercase letters, along with practicing counting. Try it!