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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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#8 Go to a game {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.

p at the gameIt’s a little early for this, but on Saturday we went to a football game.  Or, as I was told this particular event was a called, a scrimmage.  I don’t know the difference.  The point being, we went and watched a game.  It was fun.c dresses the partC was excited to dress the part – of a cheerleader, not a player – and had some questions about how football worked.  p wanders offP was interested up to a point and then wandered into the baseball diamond next to the football game.

Anyway, we’re not big sports people, but it’s fun to be outside at a game.  We look forward to taking our girls to minor league baseball someday, and to more high school games.  Any suggestions for other games for us to attend?

#5 Set up a toy wash outside {52 outdoor activities}

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{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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We had some sadly dirty baby dolls around our house, so, inspired by this post at Simple Kids, we gave them a bath outside. When it’s hot, it’s the perfect time to do some water play. One of my children is rather…finicky about getting wet or dirty, but it was warm so she didn’t mind splashing a little out on the porch.

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I’m seen some great ideas to set up bigger toy washing operations too, which we probably need to try out as well. Back in 2008, No Time for Flashcards suggested washing toy cars as a perfect outdoor activity for toddlers. Mummy Musings and Mayhem added shaving cream to ride-on car washing. And if you’ve got more money and time, this drive through kid bike wash sprinkler contraption featured at momfluential is pretty awesome.

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