I’m convinced the full moon brought out all kinds of crazy in my boys. So, I figured the best cure for all the madness was to keep busy and remain outdoors.
There are several trails nearby I’ve been meaning to check out for years now, so I decided to do a scavenger hunt with the boys to scope out the scene. Best idea ever!
We had so much fun! I had the boys looking for different colored leaves, flowers, sticks, bark, spider webs, and of course their favorite…rocks. They would’ve brought home 2 bags worth if I let them!
It was also a really great learning opportunity. My oldest took an interest in spiders and webs and we were actually lucky enough to find one spinning its web. So, we stopped to watch for a bit and I explained what was going on and answered any questions he had.
I’m all about encouraging learning through play, so this was such a simple yet meaningful activity, that helped engage all of our senses. After collecting our goodies, we brought them home and made sun catchers with them.
What you’ll need:
- Contact paper
- Goodies from your scavenger hunt
- Paper plate
- Paint, crayons, markers are optional
I cut a hole in the paper plate and put contact paper over it. Then I let the boys decorate however they wanted. There were a couple things we had to tape down and secure, but I love all the tiny imperfections! We still have to paint and hang them up, but we had such a great time!