The Deanna Rose Scavenger Hunt was created to help children of Johnson County and their parents enjoy healthy activities outdoors at one of the county’s most celebrated attractions. Since 1978, the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead has been home to animals, birds and attractions that cultivate an appreciation of farm life and Kansas heritage.
Health benefits of scavenger hunts
Scavenger hunts are a great way of helping your child learn through play. When your child participates in a scavenger hunt, he or she practices important skills like:
Problem solving. Looking for answers to clues and prompts allows children to practice problem-solving in a tangible way. Acting out problem-solving methods reinforces these lessons and increases mental retention as children continue to learn and grow.
Teamwork. When done in a group, scavenger hunts teach kids the value of teamwork and promote social interaction. Working together to solve clues and taking turns helps children develop important social skills that lay the foundation for how they relate to others throughout their life.
Gross motor skills. Walking and running from place to place gets children moving their bodies. Whole-body movement using large muscle groups helps small children develop better coordination and control of their arms, legs and other large body parts.
Visit Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead April 1 through Oct. 31. Download and print your free copy of the scavenger hunt for your next visit.