I've been doing a lot of scavenger hunts lately with Maia. But instead of just asking her to find things, I'm also asking her to make things. This is partly to add a new more interactive dimension to the activity and partly, um, just to keep her occupied a tad longer. Back when we were doing that color scavenger hunt she was finished with each color in about two minutes flat. But with the "make" aspect added in, these scavenger hunts have been taking much longer.
Here's one that I wrote up for Maia on the fly. As she found or did each item on the list, she brought them to me at the table (except the Daphne hug, of course, which I added at the end just for fun).
Here's a lego storefront (she decided to use the big toddler legos--or whatever they're called--and make a store instead of a house), a playdough porcupine, a pinecone, and cookie cutters.
And her traced feet.
We've repeated this activity a few times at her request. For one of the "hunt and makes," she drew the castle above and wrote the alphabet.
I think I'll sit down and write up a few of these hunt and makes to keep on hand...