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#14-Have a Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt {52 Outdoor Activities}

{52 outdoor activities} is a series featuring a unique idea for each week of the year to inspire you and your kids to get outside for some fun.

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Our girls are right at the age where a visit to the pumpkin patch can be more than just obtaining a pumpkin.  So we had a scavenger hunt.  The first thing we did was find the biggest pumpkin – that’s C pointing it out.

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Then we tracked down the tallest, the weirdest (those reddish ones at the top) and the smallest.

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Then we found the bumpiest one.  C was not impressed.

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Even if you’ve already gotten pumpkins this year, there’s still time for more scavenger hunts…


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#13 – Fly a kite! {52 outdoor activities}

{52 outdoor activities} is a series featuring a unique idea for each week of the year to inspire you and your kids to get outside for some fun.

IMG_0724 (2)For her birthday, we gave C a new kite.  (Mainly because it was on clearance at Wal-Mart for only $.50.  But it’s also covered with a picture of Cinderella, so she LOVED it.)

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 Finally, this weekend, we had a day when it was windy enough and sunny enough and not raining and we were all together and we got to fly her kite!IMG_0721 (3)

Daddy got things going with proper kite technique lessons.   For being a $.50 kite, it did really great!

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Then C took the helm.  We didn’t get a picture, but during this part, P asked “Can I lay down?  In grass?” and proceeded to crack herself up laying down in the field and looking up at the kite.

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And all afternoon, I kept singing to myself, “Let’s go fly a kite…up to the highest height…let’s all go…fly a kite!”  It was a lot of fun and we’ll do it again soon.