Welcome to day 4 of the Family Lockdown Fun challenge!
One easy and fun family activity
Today’s idea: Fun scavenger hunt at home
Have an indoor scavenger hunt
This activity is very easy to prepare, and the kids will love playing “detectives” and finding all the items on their lists.
Here are 3 ways to prepare this activity:
- For young kids: Prepare a color hunt. Using markers, draw small circles of different colors (red, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black, pink, purple) on a paper. Invite the kids to look around the house, find one object of each color on the list, and bring it to you. The game ends when they find items of all colors.
- For older kids: Prepare an alphabet hunt. Write the letters of the alphabet on a paper (each letter on a different row). Invite the kids to look around the house, find items that start with each of the letters on, and write them down on the list. The game ends when they find items for all letters (or you can set a timer and see how many letters they find during a specific period of time).
- For all ages (with adult help for young kids): Prepare an indoor scavenger hunt. You can find a printable scavenger hunt you can use at home at the bottom of this page.
One resource that will make learning more fun
Today’s resource: Daily learning projects for kids
Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing (for grades Pre-K – 9)
The activities are grouped in weekly modules so you can easily find learning ideas every day.
One bonus idea for kids to try today
Today’s bonus idea: 3D animals in your home
“Bring” animals to your home using a smartphone
This is such a fun idea for kids all ages, and all you need to try it is a smartphone (with iOS 11 or later, or Android 7.0 or later).
Here is how it works:
- Go to google.com and enter the name of an animal in the search bar (tiger, elephant, penguin, etc).
- In the search results, you will find the description of the animal and a box saying “Meet a life-sized animal up close”. Press the “view in 3D” button in that box.
- You will need to move your phone around so it can place the animal, and then you’ll be able to see the animal on the screen as if it were in your home!
You can also take pictures of your kids with the animals to add more fun to the activity!
🎁 Download: Printable indoor scavenger hunt for kids
Click on the image below to download the indoor scavenger hunt.
If you don’t have a printer at home, you can quickly write the list of items on a paper.
This poster is part of the Family Fun at Home pack, a printable set that offers you everything you need connect with your kids, make memories together, and keep the little ones busy (and happy) for hours! 💙
Enjoy the ideas and have a wonderful day!