One of my daughters’ favorite games to play is I Spy. I usually join. We take turns picking an object in sight then make each other guess what it is by giving clues. We like to play it specially when travelling. It’s a very simple activity, searching for things, but apart from it always being a hit with them, it’s also a good way to discover new things in our surroundings, a good practice on object identification AND an effective way to keep them off the screen. Sometimes, when I have enough prep time, I make them little activity booklets that send them on scavenger hunts, which they seem to really enjoy.
Recently, I realized using stamps is a cute and efficient way of making these on-the-go booklets for them. Everyday Explorers‘ Fresh Air was pretty perfect for the outdoor adventure booklet I made for our trip to the beach while the very recently released Food Coma stamp set gave me the idea to make what I call a “Fun Foodie Activity Book!” In case you didn’t know, my girls are feisty little snackers and they enjoy learning about the food they eat. This is why, I thought a foodie booklet is something they would enjoy. True enough, they loved it and I was pleased to have kept them busy and creative for a good twenty minutes.
This is something you can definitely make for and with your kids. (Now that i think about it…These actually remind me of those cute screenshot Q&A or bingo activities on IG stories that you fill in with GIFs!) If you’re wondering what activities these little booklets contain, here’s a quick lowdown…
The beach trip activity book is mostly a scavenger hunt. I put in a list of things for them to find at the beach (a seashell, something orange, something round, etc) which they are supposed to tick off and draw. Depending on the age of the kids you’re making them for, you can totally adjust how hard or easy you want the hunt to be. I used the Fresh Air stamp set as the cover design and to add a few more things for them to fill up, like “destination” and to rate how they find the outdoors. I love how the stamps made them look like official adventure passports. So cute!
I instantly fell in love with the Food Coma stamp set. These little food icon stamps are just adorable! My kids love them too, so I came up with an activity using them. This one was divided into three sections which are: Taste Test (draw food that are sweet, sour and salty), Fave Foods (circle your favorite foods) and, Best Meal Ever (draw your best meal so far). I maximized the stamp set for this. We even talked about their best meal ever (so far!) and spent some time reminiscing those delicious foodie moments. I totally enjoyed hearing them tell their stories. Of course, this activity made us all so hungry afterwards!
There are definitely many more you can do with the stamps as tools. With a little imagination and creativity, your children are bound to have fun, learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Even adults can join in the fun too!
You can purchase Everyday Explorers’ stamp sets online. Click HERE to see the different designs.