Our first day of school began with our annual Treasure Hunt. I am not sure when we first began this tradition, but this was probably our 8th or 9th one. I prefer to have this treasure hunt on the the day before we start school, but this year I just did not have an opportunity to do that.
In years past I have used many different things as the "treasure": school supplies, lunch bags (one of the years we co-opped), fancy pencils, gift cards to the book store, and this year, a "coupon" for a smoothie from Smoothie King.
Some years I have made clues for each child separately, and some years they just all take turns reading the clues and working together to find the next one. That is what we did this year.
I gave them Clue #1 out on the front porch.
Clue #4 was inside here
"Let's go to Smoothie King right now!" they all cried.
So we did!
And we did not begin our first day of school until 10:00!
Here they all are, waiting for the first clue.
Looking for a clue
reading a clue
showing me a snake skin!
Sam with the last clue
Sam, "reading" the last clue
Here they are at Smoothie King.
Sam while waiting for his smoothie
It was a great way to begin the new school year!