I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Each day in April (except Sunday), I will post topic themes that begin with the letters of the alphabet, from A-Z. Today's letter is B.
When my kiddo was little, my favorite part of Easter was buying her a cute little dress and getting her dolled up to hunt for Easter eggs. As you can imagine, at the age of 10 and a half (she is adamant about that half), she isn't real receptive to me buying her something frilly and putting ribbons in her hair. She still likes to hunt for eggs, but that, too, is going to be out the window before long.
Now that our kiddo is inching her way into her tweens, we both felt like there needed to be a little something more to the Easter basket tradition than just plopping it on the table for her to find in the morning. Sure, she still gets excited when we do that, but this year needed to be different.
Which brings us to the 1st Annual Sams Fam Bunny Hunt.
I conferred with my old friends Google and Pinterest to get ideas for scavenger hunt clues because I'm just not creative enough to come up with most of this on my own. The hubs and I hid her gifts in various places around the house and left a clue with each one. After the fun she had this year, I definitely think we've found our new tradition. The only thing I'll do differently is making the clues harder each year. I'm just evil like that. :)
Here are a the pictures from our first foray into the scavenging world. Also, please don't judge too harshly. Yes, my kid is dirty & has messy hair, but she was playing outside w/ her cousins all day Saturday & was so tired, she fell asleep in her clothes. Since she had to go to her bio-dad's on Easter, we had to smoosh the scavenger hunt in as soon as she woke up, which left no time for me to spruce her up so I look like a more functional parent than I am. Okay, so now that we've gotten that out of the way, here are some pics.
|I know that one was too easy for a girl as smart as you.|
But prepare to have to use your brain on clue number two:
The next place is always cold and full of good eats.
Maybe this is where you'll find your Easter treats.
|Tricking you is going to be hard, this I can plainly see.|
Better put on your thinking cap for clue number three.
People knock on me to say hello,
then lock me up after their visitor's go.
|Ooo, you're getting closer, but I've got some more in store.|
Let's keep this ball a'rolling with clue number four:
The Easter bunny likes it best when things are spic and span,
so your next gift can be found where we clean our pots and pans.
|The clues are getting harder, but I know you've got the drive,|
To keep on pushing forward with clue number five:
This doesn't walk, but it has 4 legs and a head.
Why don't you go check on Mom & Dad's ____.
|Darn, I thought I had you but you're too smart for my tricks.|
Maybe I can stump you with the last clue, number six.
A bunny might use this to keep his cottontail clean.
He just takes a quick turn in the _____ _____.
|Hooray! Huzzah! Congratulations! The end is finally here!|
Enjoy your Easter goodies cuz they'll be harder to find next year!!! :)