Thursday, February 10, 2011

a valentine's scavenger hunt

I love Valentine's Day and I have become a teensy bit obsessed this year.  I thought it would be fun for Reid to have a little Valentine's Day scavenger hunt after school next Monday, so I made these fun bags to hide all over the house and yard.

I am going to wrap this tag up with a coloring book and leave it in his dining chair where he usually has his afternoon snack.

I filled the bags with lots of different things: a new box of crayons, a pez dispenser, a pack of gum, $5 rolled up with a ribbon, quarters, chocolates, etc. 

Some had coupons too {like "1 free hour of Wii" and "1 date to the movies with Mom or Dad"}

Here are the supplies I used:

::Valentine's themed cardstock

::Paper punches {small heart and large scallop circle}

::Red glitter mini clothespins

::Mini lunch bags

::Avery labels

Once I punched all the scalloped circles, I typed up the clues on Avery labels and put one on the back of  each circle. 

Each bag that he finds will have a "clue" clipped to the outside giving him a hint about where the next bag is hiding.  Inside the bag, of course, are the treats!

I punched out hearts from the glittery cardstock and used a glue stick to "number" the bags 1-10.

And, voila!! 

I think this will be a great way to spend Valentine's afternoon and give Reid a fun memory!

I can't wait!!  What about you, do you have any fun ideas planned for Valentine's?  I would love to hear them!!


  1. What a great idea and special treat for your son. He's a very lucky little boy.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. That is the cutest Amber! He is going to love it and have so much fun! What a great mommy!! :)

  3. That sounds like so much fun. I might do that with my kiddos this weekend. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. We do a scavenger hunt every Christmas at my mom's and dad's and it's Lily's favorite part of Christmas!!! Reid will have a blast!! Lily has been bugging my dad to do another one so maybe there will be a Valentine one this weekend! I just do goodies bags but like you, I'm obsessed with them this year! LOL!

  5. You're such a cute mom! He'll love it! I plan on making individual Heart Shaped pizzas and he requested no dessert. how sad huh? haha. I got him a "you got jimmered" t shirt that I think he'll dig. He definitely won't be expecting it! haha

  6. Oh my goodness this is super cute. I can't wait till my little one gets bigger so that I can steal this idea :)

  7. So cute!! I posted this with a link on my blog today...hope you'll stop by and check it out!

  8. I loved your idea so much I had to share on my Shout Out Sunday blog post. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea.

  9. I LOVE this idea! So cute!!

    I'm sharing this on my fan page!!

    happy valentine's day!! xo

  10. Wow you are an amazing mom, what fun for him!
    thanks for sharing..

  11. Where did you get the little red clothespins from/

  12. Hi Kissy! The red clothespins were from Michaels. xo, Amber

  13. I am loving this sweet idea! just came across it on Pinterest- so thank you for sharing! My boys will get a kick out of it! -Jen

  14. This is the sweetest idea ever!! I'm crazy for Valentine's Day and I have a 14 day countdown planned for my boys... I think I'll have to sub this for one of my other ideas. My boys would LOVE it- what a sweet Mama you are :) I'm your newest follower and I'd love for you to follow me back if you'd like! I have a lot of recent Valentine's Day posts.
    Have a great weekend!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

  15. what a great idea! I'm going to make a few changes and work something up for my children's church class!

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