When I hear about the recent upheaval in air travel – all the delayed and canceled flights – my mind goes straight to folks traveling with young kids. Ugh!
When my family got stranded for a few hours at Boston’s Logan Airport on our way home to Colorado, I made up a scavenger hunt to entertain the kids (they were 7 and 9 at the time). It turned out to be a bit of a lifesaver on an unexpectedly long journey. My kids worked together to complete it, but alternatively you could approach it as a competitive activity with teams. I’d also recommend customizing it for whatever setting you’re in (our original list included local entries like overhearing a Boston accent and spotting a Dunkin’ Donut). The point is to shake things up, have a little fun, and let everyone engage a bit with their surroundings.
1. Two people wearing flip-flops.
2. A language that is not English being spoken.
3. The healthiest snack you can find for $5 or less (I gave them $5 to share)
4. An “I heart _______” slogan.
5. Something Harry Potter-related.
6. A person wearing headphones.
7. A person who appears to be sleeping.
8. A service animal.
9. Someone or something that looks patriotic.
10. Someone reading a newspaper.
11. Someone who appears to be having a really, really good time.
12. Something you have not eaten before that you would love to try.
13. A red suitcase with wheels.
14. A coin.
15. Someone wearing a Star Wars t-shirt.
16. A postcard of your current location.
17. A piece of fruit that is fresh. The same kind of fruit but dried.
18. Which restaurant seems to have the most nutritious food?
19. A phone charger that is not being used.
20. A water fountain.
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