Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bunny Hunt

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.

Good morning and Happy Easter. I hope you got your rest,
because today I'm going to put your noodle to the test.
Although your basket's empty, I'm leaving you this clue,
Just follow my directions: that's all you have to do.With each clue you'll find a gift, now doesn't that sound fun? 
Okay, enough, let's get started. Here's clue number one:
Rub-a-dub-dub, go check the ___.

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!!! :)


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    1. That's why I love Pinterest! I saw the original idea there, then googled, made up some of my own stuff, mixed it all together, and voila!

  2. Scavenger hunts are so fun! Glad you had a good Easter!!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

    1. I think I had as much fun setting it up & following her around w/ the camera as she had doing it.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I think I really would've loved a scavenger hunt when I was that age! (Okay. I lie. I would've hated it. But I would really love to look back on it, haha.)

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    1. I think if my parents had done something like this when I was her age, I'd roll my eyes & think they were huge dorks. Thankfully my kiddo is pretty accommodating of my nerdiness.

      Thanks for the good luck wishes. Same to you! :)

  4. What a cute idea! I wish I had been that creative when my children were younger!

    New follower :)

    1. I wish I had found Pinterest sooner. (Or maybe it's best I didn't. I'd need a bigger house for all the crafty crap I would have made when my kiddo was teeny.)

      Thanks for following! :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a mish-mash of ideas & clues from a few different sources. I just put them together & added my own little spin here & there.

      Thanks for reading. :)

  6. Brilliant idea. Loved the photos and were those a couple of MLP's I saw there at the end ;)

    1. Those sure were a couple of MLP's. Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy, to be exact. My kiddo is OBSESSED with them!! (Well, MLP's & zombies. Odd combo, I know.)

  7. I adore this and thank you for sharing! I was on the hunt right with your daughter. My Little Pony...oh, how I miss those days. My only daughter is 14! I also have 5 sons. :) The Easter Bunny put earrings, lip gloss and skull candy earphones in her basket. She was quite pleased.

    1. At 14, you can't go wrong w/ earphones! My oldest nephew just turned 15 & he's always got his iPod on & ear buds in. *lol*

      Thanks for reading! :)

  8. I bet she had a blast on her scavenger hunt! Kudos to you for thinking up something so cool.


    1. She loved it! I only found the idea a week or so before Easter. Next year I'll have more time to plan & maybe spread the search out a little wider.

      Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  9. I love scavenger hunts! I have fond memories of doing them and creating them~ I love how happy she looks! :D
    Nice to meet you~

    1. I know! It kind of makes me want to organize a grown-up scavenger hunt for my friends.

      Nice to meet you, too! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. This is such an adorable idea. I love it! Good job Mom!

    1. Thanks! It worked out pretty well for only a week's planning.

  11. This was a brilliant idea!! Loved reading all your clues too!

  12. Love it! Even my grown daughter would have loved a Scavenger hunt! Awesome!

    1. I think scavenger hunts are fun no matter how young or old you are.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Loved reading your clues too - I always think of doing this but never get round to it - I feel inspired

    1. Thanks! Glad I could give a little inspiration. The internet is a wealth of information if you get stuck trying to come up w/ clues.



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