Celebrating Family Adventures on MLK Jr. Day

There aren't many traditions around Monday's holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Most people I know, if they have the day off, use the time to catch up on their chores or start their taxes.  There are no BBQ's, no fireworks, no decorations.  Maybe they'll read a little bit about MLK Jr. or watch a bio, but most hunker down by the fire and stay away from the cold.

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If that describes you, may I suggest a more engaging and fun activity?Yes.  No work means making tomorrow a fun day!

For the past five years we have celebrated Monday by creating our own Photo Scavenger Hunt.  The process is simple and the day is an absolute blast!!

All that's required is a list of pictures to take, a camera, and a sense of adventure!

I let the kids come up with the kinds of photos they want, and I print out a copy for each of us to have in the car.  Here is  the MLK Jr hunt 2014  for you to print out if you want to use ours.

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Like last year, the kids have decided to do a jumping theme, so you'll notice the list reflects that approach.  Every time we do this "hunt" I learn a few things.   For instance, this Monday if I wear a scarf I'll tie it tighter! I'll also take tips from my daughter on form!I'm thrilled this year's list has the "include a non-team member in a jump."  Last year my friend Susanne was the lucky one brought into the nonsense.  She played along brilliantly!!!  This time I'll try and mimic her "just pushed" look.  It's my fav...The best thing about the day is it gives us a morning of cheap fun with more than a few laughs!  This time, maybe I won't let my son drink a blue Slurpee!!We can't wait!

Hope you come along!!!

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