Many children have a natural urge to explore which is easily satiated by a good scavenger hunt.
Plus, it doesn’t take much for a pumpkin scavenger hunt to become a fun fall adventure!
Because it’s almost Halloween, I decided to set up a “Halloween pumpkin scavenger hunt”. I found a picture of a pumpkin online, sized it in Word and printed it on white paper. I found some thicker colored paper and cut it by the shape of the pumpkin. My daughter and I decorated the pumpkins with black marker.
The ones that she painted, looked much more scary than mine. They kind of look like zombie pumpkins. 😉
Because every scavenger hunt is more exciting, when there is a prize included, I covered small pieces of chocolate in aluminum foil and attached them to pumpkins.
I hid the paper pumpkins around the garden but not too well, because our 3-year old daughter was our prime explorer.
Pumpkins were peeking from behind the fence,
from the vegetable garden,
and behind the flowers…
The motivation peeked, when she found out, that some pumpkins have some chocolate surprise attached to them.
Soon she found all 11 pumpkins. It was a great activity and we can’t wait to do it again!