At first it was going to be Scavenger Hunt Month, and then it morphed to Treasure Hunt. For a few hours he tried to convince me to make it Money Month! Now we’ve settled on the working title of Universe Month.
No matter what it’s called, it’s going to be exciting! It’s a pretty basic concept – we’re going to find, make, or do something really cool each day this month. We’ve got our ideas sketched out on an August Scavenger Hunt Calendar that we’re going to decorate as we go. We’ll take photos of what we find, make and do (and maybe get them rounded up on some pinterest boards). If you’d like to join us for any of the challenges, we’d love to see your photos too.
We’re also playing with some ideas for a few give-aways that are related to the challenges, so stay tuned for those.
Without further ado, here’s our outline for the month:
August – Universe Month – aka Scavenger Hunt!
2 Plan a trip around the world (or the universe)
3 Build a fort
4 Send someone a postcard
5 Explore your neighborhood
6 Explore parks
7 Explore playgrounds
8 Go and build stuff out of sand
9 Climb a tree
10 Climb a mountain
11 Climb the highest building you can find (but please use the stairs!)
12 Find bottle caps!
13 Find corks!
14 Find money!
15 Make and find treasure maps!
16 Make art!
17 Make up sculptures!
18 Take pictures!
19 Make up stories!
20 Make up science activities!
21 Make a video!
22 Make someone laugh!
23 Make strawberry shortcake!
24 Design a new type of sandwich
25 Make the best chocolate cake ever
26 Make a wish
27 Make a new friend
28 Give someone a hug
29 Say yes!
30 Design a t-shirt
31 Give something away
Yes, that’s a lot of exclamation points, but I was just recording the ideas the way I heard them. The ideas were definitely a collaborative effort between me and Sam; some of my ideas were soundly rejected, but I included all of his because it’s Universe Month!