Today’s sensory activity was all about light and sight! So we decided to create a flashlight scavenger hunt! It’s a perfect play opportunity for long winter nights when night comes too fast and kids are restless and bored.
We have used our Christmas tree for scavenger hunt. I know, it’s still up! We have been kidding that we’ll ended celebrating Chinese New Year with the same tree if we don’t take it down already!
But, as long as Christmas tree is still up, why not use it to create a flashlight scavenger hunt, right?
How to Prepare Flashlight Scavenger Hunt?
You will need:
- Christmas tree
I have taken pictures of the most of the ornaments we had on tree and ended with 20 cards.
You can use any photo editing program (or even Microsoft word) to create a simple collage of your images and print it out.
We have laminated our cards because we plan to use them again (after all, we will not switch all the ornaments next year!) but you can use them as they are printed.
How to Play Flashlight Scavenger Hunt?
Give your kid a flashlight and cards, turn off ALL the lights and let them have fun hunting for ornaments on the tree!
You can expand this scavenger hunt with older kids by asking them to count how many of each ornament they can find!
Change Things for Next Flashlight Scavenger Hunt!
If you don’t have Christmas tree up in middle of January like we do, you can still use this idea for a scavenger hunt but take pictures of things like:
- picture books
- random things in any or all rooms in the house!