We started this tradition back in 2008. We have a lake Christmas the first weekend of Christmas break. Our tradition is simple really…eat lots of yummy appetizers, watch some Christmas movies, play some games…and have a scavenger hunt. I thought I would share the scavenger hunt with you…because it may be something you would like to do with your kids when they are out of school. I used some riddles online…which makes it super easy to put together. A prize at the end makes it exciting!

 Putter was trying to help with the riddles…no help at all….
Some were not so obvious….think Emily think…
Why does she look 17 to me in this picture….I swear she was 4 yesterday…
 I just love the cooperation…doesn’t happen everyday ya know…

Some of the sources I used for riddles…



Here is the hunt that I made….and the answers :)

1.               You use it between your head and your toes, the more it works the thinner it grows  (soap)
2.               I have four legs and a head, but I don’t walk.  (a bed)
3.               Stiff is my spine and my body is pale, but I’m always ready to tell a tale  (a book)
4.               This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face (a clock)
5.               Sometimes it’s fun to just relax
alone amidst the bubbles,
But share this tub with friends and kin
to soothe away their troubles.  (a hot tub)
6.               What has a ring, but no finger?  (a phone)
7.               I get bigger when I eat, but die weaker when I drink…(hint, Emily and Daddy built me)  ( a firepit)
8.               People climb me, cut me and burn me, they show me no respect! My rings are not of gold, but they do tell my age…  (a tree)
9.               You walk to the boat , using this way…but be sure to wear shoes that help you to stay!  (our path to the boat)
10.         We look to pretty in spring and in summer…we are big and green and sit by the windows. (window boxes)
11.         I get used all the time in the summer…I wash and dry all those bathing suits so they are nice and clean. (washer)
12.         Flush….maybe someday.  (rough in bath in our basement)
13.         I know you have gotten thirsty from this hunt…if you find you way to me I will help you out of that rut. (fridge)
14.         Here is your last clue….for you to find your treasure…make your way to where we always eat dinner!  (our outside bar)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  2. So, what was the treasure? Yes, I’m a little late in reading this post, but I have the day off today so I am catching up on my cleveryinspired “surfing.” But I was thinking this would be a fun thing to do on Spring Break if we are staying around town instead of going away!

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