Summer in the city can sometimes be a touch harder than anticipated. Activities cost money, take travel time and often have more hype going for them than deserved. On the days when it all just feels like too much to go far from home but you still need to get the kids out of the house, we have an emergency activity for you to keep up your sleeve.
SCAVENGER HUNTS! Do them inside, do them outside, use a downloaded one or make up your own. Come up with a theme or just go with the flow.
The possibilities are endless here and you may be surprised at how successful they are.
One of our favourites is a neighbourhood walk theme. Simply come up with a list of things that might be found in your neighbourhood and go! We always like to add something that may be tricky. One of our favourite stories is a scavenger hunt done this winter that had deer on the list! Deer in Toronto? Guess how many lawn deer we found? FIVE. You never know where it will take you and it gets you out of the house doing some exercise and having fun.
P.S. Starting in Wednesday you can do a scavenger hunt for Fairy Doors! The Danny's Urban Fairies project officially launches on July 15th. See below for a picture of the Pegasus Fairy Door!
P.P.S. If you want to keep the fun going, include items on your scavenger hunt that can be turned into an art project. Gather leaves, twigs, or other nature items to do a collage, for example, or get the kids to come up with a creative thing to do with the items they found!