Could your family use a little bonding? Could your kiddos stand to complete some challenges that don’t involve Lego Star Wars? If so, you might consider one of two area scavenger hunts that offer up old-fashioned fun for the whole family.
The first is the Pt.Defiance Outdoor Challenge coming up on the 28th. You can register as a family group of four. Children can be as young as 5, as long as one member of the group is 18 or older. You’ll receive a map and a list of challenges at the start of the race, and you can pick and choose from the list to earn a total of 100 points. Your choices include things like jumping as high as you can while someone takes your picture or skipping rocks at Owens Beach. There are also some requiring more athleticism, but again, you can pick and choose. Now, you will need to bring along a digital camera, and your team needs some kind of matching outfit. You can get all the details here. The cost is 40.00, which is a little spendy, but it covers the whole family, and I think this would be a great memory for years to come-especially if you sometimes struggle with finding activities for both your big and little kids. Of course, I can’t promise you’ll get sunshine…..
For my friends over the bridge, The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is happening that same day. This one is a street scramble, and it involves searching for mapped checkpoints on foot or bike (no cars allowed). This one is free, but you are encouraged to preregister to guarantee yourself a t-shirt. I haven’t found any age requirements, but I’ll try to get that confirmed for you in just a bit.
Sounds too complicated? Not close enough to your fun range? You can always cook up your own scavenger hunt or obstacle course in the front yard (both my boys’ rooms are already obstacle courses, but that’s a different issue….). Empty egg cartons make the perfect container for your finds.