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Searching for a new way to spend the afternoon outdoors? We went on the hunt for clever twists on a classic children’s activity and found 12 unique ideas that are guaranteed to keep your little seekers entertained. Incorporating everything from colors and sounds to water balloons, flip through the ideas below and prepare to look, listen, and learn!

Chalk It Up

Let the pavement become your never-ending checklist. Write out the clues like 4 rocks, 5 green things, 7 sticks, etc. Then draw fun shapes where your hunter can put his or her finds. Katherine Marie used this opportunity as a great way to get her kids recognizing numbers, colors and textures. Learn to make your own sidewalk chalk here!

photo: Katherine Marie

 

Which hunt do you plan on trying with your kids? Let us know in the comments below.

— Lauren Hill and Christal Yuen

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CLIF Kid is dedicated to getting kids back outside to push their boundaries, feed their adventures and to nourish their bodies and minds. CLIF Kid is here to help kids be kids so they can be curious and courageous, and so they can get up and fall down and get back up again. And, it all starts with play.