So last Saturday, we decided to hit a few. My boys play HARD in their clothes, and we are always looking to increase our stash of play clothes. I knew in advance that we'd have to plan some fun for the big boys, especially Reece, since most of the sales were spread out. I'd noticed a lot of scavenger hunts on pinterest lately: nature, the zoo, etc. I figured I could make one up for garage sales that would be easy for my big man to follow.
I came up with a list of things that would be pretty common at garage sales, found some clip art images to go with them, and made him a list. Since he's prone to fits of excitement where mere paper may not survive, I also laminated it with clear contact paper. I'd have given him a wipe-off marker, but I don't trust him that much.
The game started well. We got him excited and made sure he understood that the list was full of fun things he could look for at the garage sale, and if he found them, he could pick a prize. He was kind of moody that morning, so he needed some cajoling to get started, but he did find some items:
|A pretty cute teddy bear...not the prize!|
Thank goodness we found "someone selling snacks!"
|The prize! It only cost $3, and plays YMCA! Why YMCA? No clue.|
|They were 1/2 off, too! Only $2.50!|