Theme of the Day

Something that's fun to do with the kids (or by yourself!), and free (bonus!) is developing an "Theme Of The Day".
You can break it into several different days, as we do on our summer vacation each year. Or you can break it down into small 15 minute segments for a family walk.
Choose a theme that you want to find. Then start looking at things in a whole new way! You'll be amazed at where you find your themes, without ever having seem them before. It's especially fun if you have a camera with you.
We start with circles, because they're generally the easiest to spot.

How about "vivid colors".


A different day, different location. More circles.

We've also done symmetry, arcs/crescents, triangles, grids, color of the day, numbers (if 3 is the number of the day but the find the word three they get "bonus points" - which really mean nothing, but it increases the challenge.) This is such a fun activity!


  1. What a great idea! And such a fun way to teach children the different shapes!

  2. Oh, what a great idea! I see some road trip fun in the future!

  3. What a fun idea! Something you can have fun with anywhere. I am thinking about using it to spice up errands: we can play in the car, the store, waiting in line...anywhere. Thanks for a great idea.

  4. This is such a fun idea- every time i take a walk with the kiddos, my 6yr old asks " what should we play while we're walking??" I've been majorly running out of ideas, so thank you! :)

  5. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing, we'll be doing this in the near future!!