Exploring your new neighborhood is one way to start feeling at home in your new space. Once we had properly explored our new home we ventured outside and around the block.
We printed these images from Simple as That during our road trip to Mississippi to use as a scavenger hunt. We did not actually use them on our trip until our trip to the Gulf Coast, but when I was unpacking I found them and had an idea. Many of the cards included on the lotto boards are relatable to a neighborhood scavenger hunt as well as a road trip. I separated these out and created two sets of neighborhood cards.
We took our cards, cameras, and walking feet out into the neighborhood. Our twins had a blast running up and down the new sidewalks finding the things on their cards and taking pictures. It also encouraged them find familiar things like stop signs and fire hydrants that helped them see how our old neighborhood and new neighborhood have things in common. This was a fun introduction to our new area.
How have you helped your child adjust to a new home? How do you get to know a new space?
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