How do you keep a bunch of age 10 and under kids busy? Send them on a treasure hunt!
First off, you have to FIND 500+ wooden coins at the dump and come up with the idea to repurpose them into gold coins via spray paint!
((This would be all Grandma's great idea!))
Second --- you have to convince all the other adults to HIDE the wooden-golden-coins in and around the garden ((but not too hard, think of the little ones!)) to keep the herd of youngsters busy for a good portion of time.
Third ---Label a bunch of zip-lock bags with kid’s names for collection ---
Fourth --- set them loose and watch the fun begin!
Coins hidden on cup shaped leaves! Who will find this one?
Someone found this one on the ceramic bird in the bird bath!
Who will be brave enough to get the coin off the noise of the alligator in the pathway?
Ashley has a handful!
Kenzie grabs another one!
Are frogs worth extra bonus points?
Somehow, I don’t think anyone stopped to do this!
There are some kids on the way other end of the garden still searching ----Getting closer!
Kelli helping her cousin Porter gather some “hard to find” ones!
Be sure to check under the giant wooden mushroom!
Are there any coins in the bird house?
A happy group of cousins with baggies full of coins!
Coins will be redeemed for goodies and saved for another round of Coin Hunt next year!
Today family members are starting their journeys back home to our distant locations. We are hoping to do it again next year ---
Many memories have been made with promises to stay in touch and get together as often as possible.
Monday morning is departure day for Jason and me --- he will head back to South Carolina, and I will be on my way to Oregon to meet up with Randy and the Wisconsin girls…and phase two of this adventure will begin! Next up? The Sister’s Quilt Show!
I’m going to need LOTS of naps!