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Ideal Scavenger Hunt: BBQ Edition

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Backyards. Friends and family. "Kiss the cook" apron. All things you find at a BBQ, right? Summertime is primetime for firing up those grills, gathering the peeps and having a meal outdoors. Anyone planning a big soiree for the Fourth of July or heading to one? It's next week, you know...this month totally flew by!

Your kids love those BBQ parties too, but sometimes, when you are chatting and after running around for three hours, they may wonder what to do. It's a perfect opportunity to have one of my favorite types of play. Yup, you know it. You love it. Say it with me: Scavenger hunt! Make a few copies of this list to pass to all of the kids or create a big list on the driveway with chalk so they can check off everything they find.

-- Tongs

-- Tin foil

-- Corn on the cob holders

-- Checkered Tablecloth

-- Buns

-- Bug spray

-- BBQ sauce

-- Messy hands and faces

-- Coolers

-- Hot dogs

-- A big stain on a shirt or dress

-- Someone taking pictures with a phone

-- Cheeseburgers

-- Chopped veggie toppers (onions/tomatoes)

-- Paper plates

-- Flies

-- People laughing

-- Dads in shorts

-- Sandals

-- Slip-n-slide

-- Painted toenails

-- Sunglasses

Are you having any BBQs or grill-outs soon? What do you serve? What do the kids do?

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by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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dusky_rose
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 10:56 AM

We are supposed to have a family reunion thingy coming up soon. It's usually around the 4th of July, but nobody has kept us in the loop, so we don't know if it's this weekend or next. Great idea for a game though!


lalasmama2007
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM

We'll probably have something for 4th of July.  We usually have burgers,hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, etc.  the kids usually play in the pool, have water balloon fights, etc. 

Rushn311
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

We are having one this Saturday. It's our annual bbq. We are bbqing hotdogs, hamburgers, brats, salad, watermelon, corn...

Rushn311
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

oh and for the kids, we'll have a pool set up, slip n slide, and a volleyball net

LOswald0314
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

 The kids usually run around in the backyard with their outside toys

alliesmom112
by Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

what a super cute idea!! 

alliesmom112
by Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

the kids are usually playing in the pool when we have cookouts but I love this idea. 

sukainah
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM

What a fun list.  We probably won't have a grill-out soon, but it sounds fun!

goddess99
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

That's a cute idea. I'm hoping to have a cookout sometime. We'll have onion and potatoes, corn on the cob, pineapple, brats.

elasmimi
by on Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

We usually do several cookouts during the summer. We have a swing set, water games, and dog to entertain the kids.

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