In-house color scavenger hunt March 08 2013, 0 Comments

colorsI recently came across the Artful Parent – a blog filled with creative and easy (which is especially key for me) arts and crafts ideas for kids.  The site is wonderfully artsy and adds context and “how-to" tips to some of those aspirational crafty pins you see on Pinterest.  One of my favorite posts is the idea of a color scavenger hunt. Collect a few small bowls/buckets and give them to your kids and ask them to collect 10 items of the same color – it’s skill building and most importantly fun – who doesn’t like scavenger hunts? It’s like discovering new treasures they had forgotten about and looking at their toys/crayons in a new/different way – brilliant!  A nice side benefit – gives me a few minutes of down time :)