Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Amazing Scavenger Hunt

What do you get when you take twelve 11-year olds on a Scavenger Hunt/Amazing Race Adventure? You get Maddie's 11th birthday party! The fun started with pizza and presents at our house while we waited for Mamaw and Papaw to bring us our first clue. Many thanks to Mamaw & Papaw for making up the clues and putting them around town!

Maddie finally got a cell phone!

To begin our adventure we divided the kids into a girl's team & a boy's team. Corey took the boys and I took the girls. The first clue was

"Go to the nearest church and look for your next clue!"

Each team jumped in their respective vehicle and took off.

The second clue for the girl's team was

"Go to the gas station in the grocery store parking lot in Lorena. Take a picture of someone in your group pumping gas for a stranger, then ask the gas station attendant for your next clue!"

Here is Bradyn pumping a stranger's gas!

The girl's team then received their third clue which was

"How well can you can you scavenge? Get the following items and be sure to take a group pic with each item.
1. McDonald's hamburger wrapper
2. Go to Toys R Us & find a "Clue" game

3. Pizza coupon-we got ours from Chuck E Cheese

4. Count how many trees are in the Home Depot parking lot (not the ones for sale)

Now, go to the front door of Central Freight to get your next clue!"

The next clue told the girls to

"Go to the Richland Mall and get the following. Remember to to take a group pic with each one.
1. A menu from a restaurant

2. A broken hanger from a department store

3. A business card from a cosmetic sales person

4. A group picture in front of the Christmas Tree where Santa sits

Now ask Santa's helper, Wendy, for you next clue!"

The fifth clue said

"Go to the store in Hewitt that has a smiley face rolling back prices and get a group picture with the "greeter" and ask them for your next clue!"

The Walmart greeter gave the girls their final clue.

"Go to Madison's grandparent's for more party fun!"

Then the race was on to see who arrived at Mamaw & Papaw's house first. Who would be the winner of the Amazing Scavenger Hunt? Even though we don't have any pictures to prove it, the boy's team won! Evidently, they had a much better strategy than the girl's team because they had been waiting on us for some time:(

At Mamaw & Papaw's the kids fixed S'mores and had Silly String fights.

The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Crew

(from left to right, top to bottom): Hannah, Bradyn, Haley, Gracie, Maddie, Emma, Kenzie, Sophie, Cam, Mason, Alec with the gumball trophy, & Cooper

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