Every year my kids get some new art and school supplies. Some years we just need the basics like crayons and paints but other years we have a long list of supplies like pastels, dot markers, or fingerpaint. The kids are always excited to get new supplies – especially the ones that pertain to art.
So, to celebrate the new school year and have some fun with the school supplies, we have a back-to-school scavenger hunt on the morning of our first day. I hide their supplies somewhere in the house and then I leave clues scattered about. The kids – led by Curly – race through the house to find and follow the written clues. At the end of the hunt is a pile of new supplies that they can take to the school room.