May 17, 2021 | taramscott
Scavenger hunts are a fun way to make all kinds of discoveries in your own neighborhood, home or community! Come up with your own scavenger hunt ideas, or use the resources here as inspiration.
Enjoy tracking down treasures in books, at home, and around the community, and don't forget to share your discoveries with us.
On social media, tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.
In a Book
Seek and Find Adventures: Readers can check out a hidden pictures, seek and find experience, all contained within a book.
Choose Your Own Adventure: Twisty, turning storytelling paths take you on a new path each time you read these books.
Scavenger Hunts in Books and Media: Not big on looking for details in pictures, or finding your own path through a book? Try a book about a scavenger hunt.
Around Your House
A scavenger hunt is a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon and it can also teach shapes, colors and textures to children. Try finding the items on the attached document in your own home.
In Your Neighborhood
Drive down Ford Road to find local public art on display. Learn about each piece and where it is located at http://www.shopcanton.org/local/play/public-art/
Visit Canton Township's Arts & Heritage page to learn about different initiatives to preserve Canton's culture. Read about each of these locations in Canton, then drive around to see them in person. Share a picture of yourself at each location with us on social media using the hashtag #HowDoYou62 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.
To learn more about Canton's history, check out information from The Canton Historical Society
Just by living in Michigan, you have access to many databases provided by EBSCO Reference Center through the Michigan eLibrary, or MeL. Try out these EBSCO Reference Center Scavenger Hunts to learn more about each resource.
- History Reference Center
Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.
- Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.
- Science Reference Center
Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.
For something more whimsical, visit letsfindmomo.com to search for Momo, the border collie, pictured in photos of various landscapes and urban settings taken by his owner Andrew Knapp.