July 07, 2011

Superhero Scavenger Hunt

Since it's summertime and a lot of you have kids at home I wanted to come up with a thrifty idea that involved the kids.  So, I'm going to show you the Superhero Scavenger hunt I just did with my boys.  It didn't cost a dime and they absolutley LOVED it.

(First off, I adapted our hunt from an idea I saw HERE.  It didn't all come straight from this noggin :)  Here's how it went down.  My boys are REALLY into superheros.  However, you could obviously change the theme of the hunt to suit your needs.

It started off with Captain Cold and a note.  (My oldest is turning four, so I still had to read it to him, but he thought the notes were cool anyhow.)  It says, "I've captured all the superheros...now you have to find them.  Look up at the sky for your first clue."
We headed outside and hunted until we found Joker tied from a tree branch with a note.

His note read, "We were working together until he said he had a different plan.  He said something about setting the town on fire."  It was really fun to talk my kids through the clues.  They were so excited.  This one led to our firepit.

Batman was there with another note.  "He said 'fire' wasn't his style.  He said all the superheros were going to be frozen in time."

We ran to the freezer to find this.  (I had taken some tupperware the night before and filled it with water and some of his superhero guys.)

I told him he had to figure out how to rescue them.  The ice slid out of the tupperware pretty easily.

After a few guesses about how this might be done we got out the hammer (and our goggles, of course).

Superheros, a chance to use a hammer, goggles....let's just say he was in heaven.

After chipping away the ice we let the superheros recover in the warm sun.  That helped melt off the extra bits of ice as well.

Then we reveled in our victory.  Our city was safe again....thanks to Super Rex.

So, change it up, make it work, throw some toys in the freezer and you've got happy kids for an hour without spending a dime. 
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boomie said...

Waw, this is so cool! Thanks for the great idea SUPERMOM!

Lacey said...

Random link time again! :D I always jack your comment threads. http://pinterest.com/pin/58284010/ I see so many things and think of your boys.

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

We {LOVE} doing this, but last year we actually broke a few of the toys. Apparently frozen toys + overzealous boys with hammers don't mix well. Oops! :)

Thanks for reminding me about this. I'm off to freeze some toys!

The Miller Five said...

Love love love this idea Cheri. So cute! I think my little guy AND my daughters would love it!

Anonymous said...

That made my so happy! I especially loved the superhero shadow picture at the end - brilliant. :-)

Mary Lou said...

Did this with my boys yesterday! It was a BIG hit!! Thanks for the post!

Kathleen said...

We did this yesterday with Littlest Pet Shop's. It was so much fun! Just make sure your kids aim for the ice with the hammer. Our little plastic mouse's ear got smashed off. It was quite traumatic when she realized it was her that busted her "third favorite" pet. After a trip to target to replace it, all is well. Thanks for the fun idea!!

Anonymous said...

Doing this tomorrow with pet shop critters. Thanks for the idea. We love a good scavenger hunt and this is a fun spin on a classic.


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