Free Printable: Craft Show Scavenger Hunt for kids
Halloween is over! Now it's time for the November adventure that is Christmas craft show season. And if you're a mom or an auntie (like me), all of these adventures can lead to some very, very bored kids.
Last year, I brought my nephew along with me to a local Christmas craft show. It didn't take long before I started feeling like the worst auntie ever--poor bored little man! Since four year olds tend to wander when bored, neither of us really got to experience the craft show. Lose lose.
Enter this boredom buster: a craft show scavenger hunt. Something to keep the munchkins entertained while Auntie pops into a craft show for just a minute...(twenty minutes max--honest!)
What's great about craft shows is that you can rely on them to have a few standard items to look for: things made of wood; things made of wool; things strung from beads. By the time the next craft show rolled around (as I said, tis the season), I was prepared! A scavenger hunt was the perfect remedy to boring holiday shopping. I even ended the hunt with a little perk.
If you're looking to buy yourself a few minutes of freedom to visit a craft show, have your kiddo or kiddies look for these inevitable craft show staples:
This strategy seriously worked on a four year old for almost two hours. TWO HOURS. That's a long time for a four year old to go without a complaint of boredom at a craft show. By the end, even I was over saturated in craft show glory and ready to go home. It was a nice change of pace.
My nephew is at that age where I smile every time he reads something. So this scavenger hunt is an especially adorable treat. I love hearing him read, and he loves the feeling of finding what he's looking for. The reward for a scavenger hunt well-done was an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. A dollar well spent for an adventurous afternoon in an unexpected venue!
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