The Happyland Hunt

Over the weekend we were very busy organising and clearing out. Though Boo was very much involved in this (she is quite the adept shelf-maker and knows her way around our local tip now!), it’s not the most scintillating of weekends for the kids, so I decided to make it a little more interesting, and get us out into the fresh air. I’ve written before about how we don’t tend to bother with the garden unless it’s warm, but with Project Garden, I’m determined to get us out there more, so here we go!

While the Husband took the kids off to the tip, I grabbed the ten minutes to prepare a little activity for them.Β The kids have plenty of Happyland toys, which is handy as they’re pretty robust and easy to clean, so off they went into hiding in our garden..

The first had to be in her Fairy Garden, of course..

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And then the others were dotted about in the mud kitchen, trampoline, rocks, herb garden – you see them!

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It was introduced to Boo, on her return home, like this..

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She was excited! Little Man hadn’t a clue what was going on, but happily donned his wellies and followed big sis outside anyway!

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Once they had found them all, we celebrated the happy reunion with a little bubbles party!

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And on coming back inside, Boo wanted to do it again, so we ended up having a further 5 house-hunts that afternoon!

Such a simple activity that I’d really recommend as it got us out enjoying the garden and a little bit of fresh air.

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65 thoughts on “The Happyland Hunt”

    1. So simple, but honestly, Boo’s asked for it all day, every day since! Little Man gets it now, too, and delights in finding them πŸ™‚

  1. Oh I love this – Kitty and Ozzy would go mad for doing this. So simple too and the surprise element of ‘hang on what’s this note?’ is brill. I will be doing this here for sure – what a great way to get everyone out in the garden enjoying themselves. You clever sausage you πŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining in again and sharing – and inspiring!

    1. It was all a bit spur of the moment, and it seemed as easy way to have a bit of fun in the garden. It’s been a huge hit! Thanks for hosting x

  2. Such a lovely, lovely idea and something I would never think of doing. Have tweeted the link to this as think more people should read the things you’re experiencing with your children – I want to hunt for Happyland in your garden too!! x

  3. What a wonderful idea – sounds like she had the best time! We did a similar thing for POD before Christmas (with the decorations!) and she loved it too. Boo looks so happy πŸ™‚

    Just read the post you’ve linked to as part of The Prompt, so sad but beautifully written. Your friend would be very very proud of you Mrs x

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  5. The expression on Boo’s face says it all. Ab fab idea for the kids in the garden. I’m joining the queue to steal it too though I’ll have to find an alternative to Happyland folks.

    1. So easy, but I will warn you, Boo has asked to play this a million times since – it can get a little old…! πŸ˜‰

  6. Oh I LOVE this, and so would my girls! I think that’s a fabulous idea for a “get some fresh air quick” idea! Good for these rainy days when sunny spots are short and sweet! This will definitely be happening this week! Thanks for linking up to #SavouringtheSeason

  7. What a fun idea! I particularly love the note, how sweet! If my garden was bigger (it is actually smaller than my bathroom…), I would do just that tomorrow. I think I will wait until we go to my mum’s in the summer. Her garden is huge, it will take them all day! Mel #LetKidsBeKids

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