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Summer Bucket List for Tweens & Teens – Free Family Printable

Summer bucket list - Over 100 ideas for tweens & teens, and adults too! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

A few years ago, I published a one-page summer bucket list that continues to be extremely popular for families, but it occurred to me this year, as I was planning the summer out for my own two kids, that the bucket list may not fit my now 12-year-old as well as it once did. I resolved to create a new, updated summer bucket list just for tweens and teens. I printed out my new Intentional Summer Planner and given the lists of activities to my big girl to peruse and revise. She crossed out the items she had already done … Read more

Printable Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens, Teens, & Adults

Photo Scavenger hunt for Kids, Tweens, Teens, & Adults - This awesome list includes both indoor and outdoor ideas. Perfect for a birthday party, group, or team event. Could be done at school, home, Girl Scouts, or homeschool. Great family activity for spring, summer, or fall.

I am a Girl Scout leader for two troops. I’m the leader of Grace’s 6th grade Cadette troop, and I’m the assistant leader of Allie’s 2nd grade Brownie troop. I don’t do much planning for the Brownies; the main leader does all the work for that one. But for the Cadettes, pretty much everything falls to me. A lot of Cadettes take responsibility for their troops, but my girls aren’t really into girl-led activities. In fact, I let them plan out most of the year this year, and they didn’t really follow through on the activities they had planned which … Read more

4 Free Printable Easter Basket Scavenger Hunts for Kids of All Ages

Free printable active Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. These hunts for little kids and non-readers, big kids, tweens, and teens use pictures, rhymes, and riddles as clues. Awesome active fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, tweens, and teens. Great for families at home. Non-religious and Jesus-centered. Easy and challenging clues using both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  In 2016, my older daughter and I read Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter in which Pinkalicious and her brother get sent on a scavenger hunt by the Easter bunny. They end up in her bedroom, discovering a huge basket full of goodies. You can guess what is coming, right? Grace, who was 9 at the time, very quietly asked me if our Easter bunny might send her on a scavenger hunt. She knew that the Easter bunny wasn’t real by then, but she was still little enough to hope for some magic and fun on Easter morning. I gave a noncommittal “Maybe,” and … Read more

The Ultimate List of Things for Tweens & Teens to Do When They’re Bored – 200+ Ideas & Printable

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on things for kids to do when they’re bored. It included a mammoth printable with over 200 ideas and suggestions for younger kids – maybe ages 4-10? – to do when they are bored. On it were lots of things including play hopscotch and experiment with seeds and make crayons in the sun. A few readers emailed me after that post to ask for a similar one for older kids – 10 and up – because, as a group, they are not usually interested in playing with Barbies or doing simple … Read more