Beat Boredom With Our Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

scavenger huntBeing a mom is harder than usual right now, with worries running high and boredom tailing right behind. It leaves many of us stuck in a rut on what to do with our kids during spring break. Brick and mortar and virtual students alike will all welcome a much-needed break and be ready for adventure away from the classroom. Whether you’re easing back into society, still taking things slow, or not sure where your heart will lead you these days, a kid-friendly scavenger hunt around the city has something for everyone!

I’ve compiled a fun scavenger hunt with plenty of options that are easy on the pockets but heavy on the fun! Enjoy just a couple of things off the list or go all out and spend your week trying to complete it. No worries if you need more than just a little spring break help, as you can save this list for ideas anytime boredom strikes.

  1. Find a vintage toy at MOSH’s Toytopia exhibit.
  2. Find a cool leaf at Hanna Park.
  3. Find an animal with stripes at the Jacksonville Zoo.
  4. Find a green piece of candy at Sweet Pete’s.
  5. Find a painted mural on a building.
  6. Find a statue and take a silly picture copying the pose.
  7. Find a beach with shark teeth.
  8. Find a “new-to-you” flavor to top with homemade sprinkles at Mayday Ice Cream.
  9. Find and eat at a local restaurant that starts with a letter in your first name.
  10. Find a bird with a super-long beak.
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Click here to download a free printable!

Kids of all ages can enjoy this scavenger hunt, as it helps to spark creativity and exercise their thinking skills. Can’t get out of the house? This hunt can be performed at home! Just use books, local magazines or the internet to find each item. With a little imagination and a bit of curiousity, the hunt can be enjoyed anywhere!

For a more artistic alternative, have your children draw each item. They may just love creating their own Jacksonville-inspired masterpiece. Happy hunting!

Don’t forget to share your spring break fun on social media and tag us @JacksonvilleMom #JaxMomSpringBreak! For more spring break excitement, check out Planning Your Spring Break Staycation in Jacksonville.

Born and raised along the bayous of Louisiana, Rachel Owens is a lover of Creole Cuisine (Mom’s is always best!), a good crawfish boil with friends and family, the New Orleans Saints, and relaxing to the thunderous sounds of a southern downpour. A few years after receiving her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business, Rachel married her “college sweetheart” Troy and became a Navy wife. After spending five years in sunny San Diego, their journey led them to Jacksonville, where they are raising their two boys, Troy Keith born in 2015, and Eli Hunter born in 2018, along with a fur baby, Shih Tzu Grover. As a Congenital Heart Defect Warrior and multiple heart surgery survivor, Rachel is passionate about research, activism, and her journey as a heart warrior and heart mom to her CHD Warrior baby boy Eli. As a family, lifestyle and beauty influencer over at @rachelamyowens and, Rachel hopes to inspire her audience to triumph through their trials — and look good while doing it!


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