I'm a bit obsessed with scavenger hunts. So when I saw this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt, I immediately printed it out for us to do. I put the list on a clipboard, attached a red pen, and we headed out for a walk through our neighborhood. Each time we got to a decorated house, Trevor would search through the decorations for items on the list to scratch off.
Steve helped out by shining a flashlight on the list.
After walking up and down every street, we managed to check 12 items off the list of 20. Not too bad, I guess. A few days later, we took the same list to visit Candy Cane Lane, a neighborhood where all the residents go all out in decorating their houses.
At each house, Trevor would carefully check the list and check off an item, this time with a green pen.
In no time, we had 18 of the 20 items checked off the list. Two remained elusive: a gingerbread house decoration and someone outside fixing lights. After passing every single house, we returned to where our car was parked. As we buckled in, the owner of the house we were parked in front of drove up, got out of his car, and without even putting down his briefcase, he went straight over to fix a small section of lights that were out! We all cheered. It was surprisingly exciting to scratch it off the list.
We had such a great time with the Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt that Trevor decided to make his own for next year. I helped him create a document with a list of 20 items in the center and places to check off whether we found each in our neighborhood and/or at Candy Cane Lane. Here is his finished Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt. Some of the items are going to be difficult, but that's half the fun.
I'm already looking forward to Christmas 2014!