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Tic Tac Toe: Sneaky STEM

My scavenger hunts and other passive programs are so popular, I thought I’d mix it up a bit with a new game. This non-fiction game includes Steve Jenkins’ Just a … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who Hatches? Spring Scavenger Hunt

Last year I used Jbrary’s Bunny Scavenger Hunt and it was so much fun! The kids loved it. Lindsey asked me if I was going to one this year, so … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 3 Comments

Tic Tac Toe: The Felt Table Game

For my winter felt table I decided to create a Tic Tac Toe game. I used fabric paint to make the lines in the board. I cut white snowmen and … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Felt Board Table: Cars & Community

I’ve spruced up my felt table for the spring and did a car and community theme. (I can’t find my original inspiration, so Rebecca if you post in the comments … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Snowman Book Character Scavenger Hunt

  I stole this idea from Cinjoella. You can find her version here. I used her ideas and added a few of my own to create a winter scavenger hunt. … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Felt Board Table: The “Winter” Collection featuring Frozen

My Felt Board Table is the best independent “program” I’ve ever come up with. It’s more popular than my scavenger hunts! We have families of all ages play with this from … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gingerbread Book Character Scavenger Hunt

  I fell in love with this idea by Cinjoella. She did a teen version here, and I wanted to create a kid’s version. I used a few of her … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

    I tested out my felt board table during this year’s summer reading program. It was a huge hit! Children of all ages, and most of their grownups, loved playing … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween Scavenger Hunt

My scavenger hunts have been the perfect activity for all ages. It usually takes a couple of hours planning my my part and about $15-20 for a book, and it … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Rick Riordan Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the upcoming book in Rick Riordan’s series, I created a riddle scavenger hunt. It’s easy and ready to steal! Print out the file with the ballots and picture … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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