The little cousins can't read yet, of course; so I came up with my own scavenger hunt list with pictures that they could understand. Since this was just a family activity, I just Google Image searched for the pictures I would need.
HERE is a FREE copy for YOU. Enjoy!!
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Anyway, I made this picture list, printed it off, then attached it and a pen to a paper bag. Fun!
*Here's a list of what's on my chart above
(row-by-row from top-to-bottom):
Green Leaf (extra points for biggest and/or smallest)
Brown (dead) Leaf
Plant with Root
Leaf Eaten by Insect
Wildflower (extra points if you know the name)
??Treasure not found on list!??
Blade of Wild Grass
Empty Pop Can
Plastic Wear (extra points if find all 3)
Plastic Water Bottle
Bug/Insect ((include small 'sauce' container w/ lid from restaraunt))
Piece of Rope
Bullet Shell or Casing
*Update: 8/5/10 FAB RESULTS! We did this with the kids at our family reunion this last weekend, and it went over very well! The only thing I wished I'd done differently was to add "or pop can tab" to the spot with "bottle cap" (pic below). Anyway, the kids had a blast searching for the items on their scavenger hunt lists. The older cousins (as well as parents/grandparents) got to help the younger ones. It was an all-around great activity for our camping reunion. My sis-in-law even gave out prizes at the end to the ones who found the most things.