How many items can you check off the list?

By Southern Living
March 27, 2020
Scavenger Hunt
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Step away from the screens, and head outside for some fresh air. Round up your crew for a walk around the block, or pile everyone into the car for an afternoon drive. Cure cabin fever with a respite outdoors. Studies show that spending time in nature is healthy for your body and soul. You don’t need access to a national park to experience the great outdoors. Just walk out your front door and soak up the sunshine. Oftentimes, when we’re so familiar with an area like our neighborhood, we can overlook the little details that give it charm. Maybe it’s your neighbors red front door or the tall magnolia tree on the corner. There’s so much beauty around us ready to be appreciated! From flowerpots and porch swings to birds and basketball hoops, the items on the following list are probably right under your nose. We created a neighborhood scavenger hunt that perfect to do with children, and it can be done on foot or by car. See how many items you can check off the list. The hunt is on!

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  • Colorful front door
  • Wreath
  • American flag
  • Rocking chair
  • Porch swing
  • Window box
  • Fence
  • Stop sign
  • Blooming flowers (any color!)
  • Stoplight
  • Dog
  • Truck
  • Police car
  • Basketball hoop
  • Sports sign
  • Bird
  • Insect (any kind!)
  • Mailbox
  • Crosswalk
  • Jogger
  • Cat
  • Flowerpot
  • Tall tree
  • Bench
  • Bicycle
  • Swing set
  • Squirrel
  • Motorcycle
  • Trash can
  • Fire hydrant
  • Bumper sticker
  • Birdhouse
  • Yard statue

How many items were you able to find? If you can't cross everything off the list in on day, spread out the game over the course of a week. Take off or add on any additions that fit your specific neighborhood. It's all about the thrill of the hunt!