Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mall Scavenger Hunt

My mom gets credit for this idea (Hi Mom!)
She has done this activity with my kids a number of times with resounding success.

Rule #1 - No one can actually go into any stores at the mall
Rule #2 - You are not there to shopping...not even if you see cute shoes...

Each child gets a list of things to find in the mall - in windows or on people walking by. If the lists are on clipboards, so much the better. Kids love clipboards!

On a recent list:
  • Red Shoes
  • Banana
  • American Girl Book
  • Diamond Ring
  • Wrist watch
  • Blue Coat
  • Someone drinking soda
  • Yellow Flower
  • Frog
  • Teddy bear
They did this today (different list) and apparently were unable to find a tennis racquet at the mall...although there were two sporting goods stores. Perhaps the rule that stores couldn't be entered hindered them?

Anyway - the kids love this. Great rainy day activity (or sunny hot day). And FREE!! (Until you find the cute shoes...)

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