One of my first purchases when I officially became a stay-at-home mom was a family pass to the city zoo. Hands down, it's one of our favorite places to spend a morning together. When my boys and I were meeting up with friends there a little while back, I decided to add a little surprise to our otherwise normal play date: a scavenger hunt.
Most of the work for this project occurred before our play date. First, I jumped onto the computer and visited the National Geographic Kids' site. They have fabulous free printables of animals. I printed and cut out five animals that could be found at our local zoo. Then I laminated each of the photos and punched a hole in the upper left-hand corner. That's where I inserted a bent paper clip to hold them all together. (A clip ring would have worked much better but I couldn't find one in our stash.)