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The Great Glen Ellyn Scavenger Hunt

Posted: March 17, 2020

By: Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director

We understand how much of a challenge this COVID-19 crisis is for families. We want you to know that we care about you and will try and support you with our remote library services. Check our social media for ideas on how to make learning from home fun, as well as some awesome ebooks and e-audiobook suggestions that you can download for free through Libby, Hoopla, and more. We’re excited to share our best tips and tricks for keeping the kids entertained and motivated.

It’s also important that kids get outside for some fresh air and exercise. What does this mean in terms of “social distancing”? It means we can be creative and find activities that do not involve social interaction or touching anything. Here’s a fun scavenger hunt that you can do in your own neighborhood! Just remember to keep about six feet of space between people, and wash your hands when you get home. Feel free to add your own additions to this flexible format:

THE GREAT GLEN ELLYN SCAVENGER HUNT

Can you find these items throughout Glen Ellyn? Take a walk around your neighborhood and snap a photo of each one:

  1. A house under construction
  2. A street sign for a street named after a woman.
  3. A street sign for a street named after something in nature.
  4. An interesting crack in the sidewalk.
  5. A mosaic mural.
  6. A fountain.
  7. A map of Glen Ellyn.
  8. A daffodil coming up.
  9. Snowdrop flowers coming up.
  10. A sculpture.
  11. A squirrel.
  12. An American flag.
  13. Another flag.
  14. A cardinal.
  15. The Glen Ellyn logo.
  16. A duck.
  17. An item of furniture being thrown away.
  18. A Little Free Library.
  19. A worm.
  20. An empty storefront.
  21. A plant that looks out of place.
  22. Something surprisingly big.
  23. A tennis ball.
  24. Something leftover from a holiday that has passed.
  25. A hole in the ground.
  26. A place where a troll might live.
  27. Something that spins.
  28. A robin.
  29. Something that looks delicious.
  30. A barbershop pole.
  31. A train signal.
  32. A cobblestone.
  33. A movie poster.
  34. A picture of a book.
  35. A shamrock.

When the library opens up again, show us your scavenger hunt pictures for a special surprise!