Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for a virtual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th.

Who: You!
Where: Here
When: Sunday, April 5th. Approximately 5 a.m. Mountain time. (That means it should be ready by 7 a.m. for those of you on the East coast.)
How: Follow the links from this blog to begin the hunt on Sunday morning--details and instructions will be posted then.
What: A virtual Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the links to find eggs. The eggs/links will lead you to...a little something you can print out for fun.
Why: Just for fun

#85: Take Photos

If you have your own camera you are set. If not, ask to borrow one. A disposable one is good if your parents are afraid to lend you theirs. :)

Have fun!

This activity promotes visual skills.


#84: Geocaching

Let's go outside and search for geocaches!

What is geocaching (gee-o-cashing)? Geocaching is like a treasure hunt using a GPS (global positioning satellite). (You will need a GPS unit and an Internet connection as well as a sense of adventure!)

By going on the geocaching website and entering your home coordinates (longitude and lattitude) or your postal/zip code, you can see where caches are hidden near you. Read about the cache you are interested in searching for and download the coordinates into your GPS. The next thing to do is follow your GPS to the 'treasure' (cache).

There are rules about geocaching such as, don't remove the cache (that means don't take it home) and rehide it well once you have signed its logbook. As well, some caches have trinkets that are for trading. If you would like to take something, make a trade with a trinket you've brought from home.

Be careful and watch for muggles (non-geocachers who may wonder what you are up to or remove the cache).

Learn more about geocaching on the official geocaching website.

Have fun!

This activity promotes navigation and orienteering skills as well as physical activity in the great outdoors.


#83: Look Through Binoculars

What does the world look like through binoculars?

Bird watchers love binoculars because often birds fly away if bird watchers get too close. If they have binoculars, they can get a good look at the plumage (feathers) on the bird in order to identify what kind of bird it is.

Safety first: DO NOT look at the sun or other bright lights through binoculars, it could damage your eyes.

This activity promotes curiosity about the world.


#82: Search for Sea Glass

Sometimes people throw bottles in the ocean or sea. When they break, they either remain sharp (and bad for bare feet!) or become sea glass. If bits of broken glass stay in the ocean long enough, it gets worn down by sand and waves. Sea glass is what we call the worn down pieces. These pieces are smooth and no longer sharp. Sometimes you can find bits of pottery washed up on shore too. See what you can find on the beach.

Safety First: When playing or exploring near the water, make sure you have an adult with you and play safe!

This activity promotes environmental awareness and visual identification skills.


#81: Yo-yo Tricks

Do you have a yo-yo, but don't know what to do with it?

Learn some tricks like 'walk the dog' and 'rock the baby' on the How Stuff Works website. Follow this link to learn yo-yo tricks.

Be patient and have fun!

This activity promotes motor skills, timing and coordination as well as independent learning.


#80: Spoon Water Races

This game is best played outside as things can get a bit wet.

You will need a couple of friends, some water, containers and some spoons. The idea is to empty one small container of water into another. The trick is, you can only use a spoon to take the water from one container to the other. The further the containers are apart, the harder it will be. See who can get the most in the empty container, the fastest.

HINT: This is a great game for birthday parties.

This activity promotes fine motor and gross motor coordination as well as balance.


#79: Sing Every Song You Know

How many songs do you know? Sing them all! Sing them loud! Sing them in the car and drive your parents nuts!

This activity promotes musical skills and memory utilization.