Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Scavenger Hunt

More about Christmas......   

As most of you know, our oldest grandson (Tyler) will soon be turning 20!!  Oh my....this is hard to believe.....but anyways, I wanted to try to make some of our Christmas games a tad bit more challenging.  The reason why?  Because Tyler is in college, not married....(thank goodness) AND he still needs to be able to participate in the kids Christmas games!!  Right?  Right!!!!

All the grands love scavenger hunts and I usually always do one at Christmas.  You know, simple hunts just around the house and sometimes they kids have to adventure out to the back yard.

This year.....I raised the bar!  First thing:  I selected 6 different wrapping papers and I wrapped each of the their gifts in the paper that I selected for each one.   No names....No gift tags....which kept them a bit confused.  

In order for them to find the sample tags for their gifts....they had to go on a hunt.   It started in our backyard, where they had to find a green ribbon with a jar attached.   This gave them their next clue.

I gave them several things in town that they had to take photos of.....and a few things to do..... where they had to actually be in the pictures.  

After finding the blowup Santa, sleigh and reindeer, grinch, find a Christmas tree on the corner of **** and ***** streets...........find a blowup slide with minons on it....... etc, etc, etc.....   They then had to go to the park and take a picture of all of them on the slide.....they had to go into a local business and take a photo with one of the employees and this same employee would give them there next clue.  

The next clue was to go to the Nursery and in the middle of a HUGE pile of sawdust.....find a red flag....where the next clue would be buried under the flag. 

The last clue read:   "Down a long dark road and up a slight hill.....everything is quite and still."     This led them to the city cemetery and to my moms tombstone.    There, in a jar......were 
the samples of Christmas paper....with their names on the paper that matched their gifts!!!

Of course......I wanted to make sure that they were all safe, so I sent Trista and Shanda along with them to drive and to make sure that all were safe.    

This was a lot of fun for each of them......Oldest to the youngest!

I would love to have posted the pictures....and as soon as I get them, I will do so!!

More to come about all the fun we had!

See ya tomorrow!!



Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh,I can imagine the fun you all had with this.

Ida said...

Oh my gosh that was quite an elaborate way to do the gifts. Sounds like fun but I don't think it would work here, we don't have that much patience!

Wanda said...

That is just the most fun Christmas game I've ever heard of. How delightful. I want to spend Christmas with you next year.

Have a blessed New Year.

Nancy Chan said...

Your Christmas games sound very fun. Happy New Year, Shug!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how much fun... You are the best Grandmother/Mother in the world... We never did that ---but we DO have fun. I'll get to see two of my sons/families tomorrow... There will be about 17 of us in Chattanooga.. Then on Sunday everyone comes to our house..... Fun fun.... I cannot wait.

How are you going to keep this going as the kids continue to grow up??? You have a big challenge ahead of you.... BUT--knowing you, you can do it.

Happy New Year.

Barb said...

Hi Shug!

Happy New Year!

I love the idea of a scavenger hunt!! It looks like everyone loved it, and had a fun time! I'm looking forward to your pictures!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year, filled with even more happiness and love!


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