Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids

My kids have a knack for turning anything into a competition or a game, so they love a good scavenger hunt

Which is why one of the items on our summer fun list was a scavenger hunt lunch. 

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredThe first one we did was in the winter, when I had one kid home sick from school for a few days and then, just as he started feeling better, we got a ton of snow and school was canceled. Instead of hiding in the corner with a bottle of liquor as I briefly considered at first, I decided to get creative and come up with a fun way to pass some time. And thus the scavenger hunt lunch was born.

It’s super easy to do — all it takes is a tiny bit of planning and a little sneakiness on your part {if you’re doing the setup while they’re around}.

I sent them upstairs to clean up their room and told them that when they came downstairs their lunch would be ready. They were all sorts of confused when they came down and only found two juice boxes and a note on the table.

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredIt took them a minute to figure out what was going on, but once they did, they were way excited. Let’s just say happy dances were involved.

Clue #1: Your first course is in a place where dirty kids get clean.

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredYup, you guessed it: the bathtub! 

{Note: when doing your own scavenger hunt lunch, it’s a good idea to serve food that is easily eaten, and/or in individual packages. Course #1 was fruit snacks.}

Clue #2: Your second course is in a silly place under a not-so-silly place to eat.

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredMason thought eating granola bars under the kitchen table was slap-your-knees hilarious.

scavengerhunt5Clue #3: Your third course is underneath a place where you can score points with a ball.

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredDoritos under the pop-a-shot basketball hoop!

Clue #4: Your dessert is in something that takes us from one place to another.

This one may or may not have led to some minor pushing and shoving as they each wanted to be the first one up the steps {see previous comment about the competitiveness of these two}.

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly InspiredThe final course: saltwater taffy in the car!! {Please excuse Mason’s pantsless appearance. That’s just how we roll sometimes in our house.}

Scavenger Hunt Lunch for Kids from Endlessly Inspired

I just love turning something as ho-hum as lunch into such a fun and silly experience. The possibilities on this are endless, but the most important thing is that they have fun!  

READER QUESTION: How do you like to make normal, everyday occurrences fun?

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  • Jenn
    August 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Love this ideas! SO FUN! Stopping by from the Pity Party 154, and I am excited to be a new follower! I hope you have a FUN weekend!

    ~ Jenn @ wedofunhere.com

  • Aleshea
    August 24, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Ohh, that is such a nifty idea. i’m planning a girl scout campout for younger girls and this is deff something they could do. Thanks again for linking with us.

  • Jenn
    August 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thanks, everyone!! It really is such a fun thing, my boys love doing it. 🙂

  • Kristen D
    August 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    This looks super fun! 🙂 My boys will love this!

  • Lanaya | Raising Reagan
    August 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

    What a fun thing to do with the kids.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  • Beth
    September 4, 2013 at 6:24 am

    What a FUN idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for linking up at TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =)

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