Scavenger Hunts

If you're at all like me, with this extra time spent at home, you have deep cleaned the house, completed a couple DIY projects or renovations, done some baking, and sorted the closet, the Tupperware drawer or the pantry. You've binge watched Netflix, Prime or Crave and have run out of ideas to keep your family entertained.

It's Easter weekend and that usually entails big family gatherings and elaborate meals. I found myself worried that without these usual celebrations, the weekend would be a huge disappointment and we'd all be left feeling underwhelmed. 

Every year I have done a Scavenger Hunt on Easter Sunday for my boys. It was a tradition my mom created for my brother and I as kids. We were always calving around Easter so, she would tell us that on the way back from her barn check she "intercepted" the Easter Bunny. She said he gave her our treats and she hid them herself leaving us riddles and clues to solve in order to find them. This is something I carried on with my boys. Though they are no longer little boys, they still anticipate it and start inquiring weeks before if the tradition will continue. 

Each year the clues have become more difficult and the riddles far more complicated. This year I even enlisted assistance from a couple of their teachers to help me to create academic questions they must solve to release their next clue. Boy are they going to be surprised! 

I've saved many of the clues and riddles year to year so if anyone might need a ready-to-print set of clues, send me a message on Facebook or Instagram and I can send them to you. Here's an example"

Riddle #1
Want to keep your body clean and smelling like a fragrant flower?
Try taking a nice long bath...or do you prefer to take a ___________?
I would hide the clues in little coloured eggs and try to place them as far apart as I could so they'd have to go from one end of the house to the other, upstairs, downstairs and back again. Each boy had their own set of clues so I had to ensure that one wouldn't stumbled across the other's and tried my best to ensure they both ended around the same time. Believe it or not, the hardest part is hiding the clues in sequence. 
As we all continue to social distance and stay home as much as possible to try to prevent the spread of COVID 19, it might be more important than ever to think outside the box. So here's my little Easter treat for you:
Hop in the car with the members of your household and see if you can find these spots throughout town; my fellow businesses.
Please drive carefully and responsibly.  Please stay in your vehicle. And if you might like to send me a selfie (when you're parked somewhere) of your family attempting the hunt, that would be incredible! (780) 842-7912