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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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Published on December 26, 2018 with No Comments

Bird Feeder

The mission is simple… Have fun outside with your kids, regardless if it is just simply being outdoors, playing in your own backyard or venture out to your local park. Enjoy simple outdoor Scavenger Hunt ideas and being active outdoors as a family. The possibilities of ideas for the kids are endless!

Smooth rock
Dirt
Pine Cone
Three types of leaves
Bird nest
Tree branch

Bird Feeder

Bird feather
Pine needles
Wild berries
Tree bark
Acorn
Sand
Grass

SNOW PAINT

Supplies:

Snow Paint

Spray Bottles
Food Dye
Water

To create your DIY Snow Paint, remove the tops of the spray bottles and fill them with water.  Then, add enough dye to get the color you are after.  Use a pretty good amount of dye to make the color vibrant and bright!  Screw the lid back on the bottle, and give it a good shake.

Snow Paint

Round up your artists, and make sure that they are wearing their nice warm snow clothes!  Believe us, they are going to spend hours outside creating, coloring, and painting every inch of snow in your yard.

To use your DIY Snow Paint, simply hold the nozzle of the bottle a few inches from the snow and spray.  You can adjust the nozzle to create a finer mist, or a more concentrated spray.  You can mix colors, draw pictures, or even write out a friendly Christmas message to the neighbors.

If you want DIY Snow Paint very vibrant and colorful, use gel food dye instead of the drops.  Using the gel gives your paint a strong color that can’t be missed.  The drops would also work, but for the brightest paint possible, we recommend the gel.  Gel food dye can be purchased at any grocery store.

DIY Snow Paint is not only a fun activity, but an easy way to keep your kids busy during the winter holidays!  And since the supplies are so easy to find, it’s a great activity to have on hand and pull out anytime!

EASY PAPER ROLL BIRD FEEDER CRAFT

Supplies:

Peanut Butter
Craft/Popsicle Sticks
Bird seed
Toilet paper rolls
Twine

 Directions:

1. Using a popsicle stick, cover outside of toilet paper roll with peanut butter.

2. Roll the peanut butter covered toilet paper roll in the bird seed until covered.

3. Thread a piece of twine through the toilet paper roll and knot.

4. Hang where birds can enjoy.

CHEERIOS BIRD FEEDER CRAFT 

 Supplies:

Cheerios
Pipe Cleaners

Directions:

This is a classic bird feeder craftusing Cheerios, or other ring-shaped cereal, and pipe cleaners.

Scoop out a dish of Cheerios and a few pipe cleaners.

Kids can start threading the Cheerios onto a pipe cleaner. This will encourage kids to learn great motor skills.

Sometimes when you go to push the next one on, they would go onto the pipe cleaner too far and they’d all slid off. Fix that by bending the end of the pipe cleaner over to make an L and you won’t have any problems after that.

It will keep the kids busy for a little while they fill up the entire pipe cleaner.

That’s all to finish it off. Twisted the ends of the pipe cleaner together and then tie a string around the bird feeder to hang it on our porch for the birds to eat.

This was way simpler to do than expected. And yummy for the birds to eat!

JUST AS A QUICK SIDE NOTE:

Start doing weekly activity challenges as a way to motivate, engage and play with kids. Every week, provide an activity to do with your kids. Start your weekly activity challenge today!

30 FREE WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

  1. Snow ball fights
  2. Snow forts
  3. Gather kindling for fires
  4. Go snow skating
  5. Go sledding
  6. Go ice fishing
  7. Do frozen balloon experiments
  8. Make snow angels
  9. Gather pine cones
  10. Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  11. Read a book
  12. Write your own short story
  13. Play dress up indoor
  14. Make hot cocoa
  15. Attend movie night at the library
  16. Play board games
  17. Build an indoor fort
  18. Color in coloring books
  19. Visit the local library
  20. Feed the birds
  21. Go to the park and play
  22. Have sleep overs with friends
  23. Make cookies
  24. Go for nature walks
  25. Go on a scavenger hunt outdoors
  26. Make snow painting with colored water
  27. Make a snowman
  28. Go bird watching
  29. Make paper snowflakes
  30. Make sock puppets

 

 

 

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