Anna June has spent a lot of time at home in the past few days. She had the whole week off for Thanksgiving and was sick the 2 days before the break. We've had some time to go places and do things, but there's been lots of time around the house.
One source we turned to for things to do was our Box of Fun. Recently, she pulled out "Go on a treasure hunt." I made her wait for several days, and then, last Saturday (11/21), I woke her up and told her that the treasure hunt was ready for her.
These are the clues I gave her:
1. Go to the place where sweet treats stay. (The next clue was in her candy box.)
2. Washing a load of towels will help you get to the bottom of things. (The next clue was in the laundry sorter under the towels.)
3. If someone asks you a lot of hard questions, it is called getting grilled. (The next clue was in the grill outside.)
4. A map of the world will help you shed light on your next clue. (The next clue was taped inside the lampshade in the den, which looks like world maps.)
5. Doing this will help you make a clean getaway. (The next clue was under the bubble bath.)
6. Helen of Troy was the most beautiful woman in mythology. (The next clue was under her doll, Helen.)
7. Sometimes Mom likes to read in the bathroom. (The next clue was tucked in to one of the many magazines in our bathroom.)
8. I don't gnome what the next clue should be. (The next clue was on the front porch in the gnome home.)
9. Old family pictures don't show anything about treasure hunts. (The next clue was in the photo album that Granny made.)
10. You're my little love muffin. (The treasure was in the muffin tin in the drawer under the stove.)
The treasure was a $5 bill, and this note:
We had just seen the movie National Treasure the night before. I thought it was fitting!
Today, she asked to pull from the box again, and "Let your child give you a makeover using your makeup - this will be hilarious!" So this was our activity this afternoon.
First, I washed off the makeup I had on already.
Then, she carefully applied my makeup, asking me questions about the order and techniques to use. Eventually, this is how I ended up.
I thought it was not bad! It was fun and funny. Ben's response was, "Kill it!"