I-Spy Thanksgiving Day Walk


It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m so excited…I just love it! My girls are out of school all week and it’s fall…my favorite season! It’s a great combination for some good family time…enjoying each other and the outdoors and all its glory! Of course Thanksgiving Day will be the highlight. All four of us love spending time at my parents’ house with extended family…cooking, feasting, visiting, relaxing, playing games, taking a walk and maybe even taking a nap(!!!). It’s sure to be a great day!


Thanksgiving Day was beautiful last year…and as in years past, we took a walk while we waited for the turkey to finish cooking. However, last year’s walk was more than your average stroll though the neighborhood…we went on an I-Spy scavenger hunt of sorts.  It was quite fun for everyone…young and old!

The kiddos were so engaged looking for things, that it kept them occupied and entertained while passing the time until our meal was ready.  It was also good for this mama…it got my blood flowing a bit and burned a few calories before digging into our feast!  And besides, who wants to be inside on a glorious fall day when you could be outside enjoying it.  So weather permitting, we’ll definitely go an I-Spy Walk this year too…which means that it’s well on its way to becoming a new family tradition…and if you know me, you know how much I love family traditions!

I-Spy Thankgiving Walk - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.comSo if you’re interested in incorporating an I-Spy Walk into your family’s Thanksgiving Day activities this year…I’d encourage you to go for it! It’s simple fun! And with this printable checklist I’ve created for you, I’ve made it even easier for you to do. So just print off the checklist, grab a pencil, and off you go. Your kids will be entertained and you’ll all get a little exercise…allowing everyone to enjoy their meal that much more. It’s a fun and engaging way to be together, have fun, get some fresh air, and enjoy a walk on a lovely fall day!


I hope you enjoy this activity as much as our family has!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Britt initial

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  1. Shannon on November 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! Got mine printed and ready to go…

    • Doug Scott on November 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Sheereeta: No surprise you’ve got it all printed out and ready to go. Have fun with the “3 Little Ps” my friend. Happy Turkey Day! – D.

  2. Leigh on November 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Love this idea and plan to bring the list along on a Thanksgiving walk with Wallie! I may have to come up with a “teen” version though . . . .

    • Doug Scott on November 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Hey Leigh…I think Wallie would have a blast with the attached list. But I agree, you’d probably get some eye-rolling with your very mature teens. Gobble, Gobble friend, D.

  3. Gail on November 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Doug, thank you for the best explanation of thankful I have read lately. And thank you for reminding me of all the special family and friends, big and little things and events, and on and on that I have to be thankful for! Have a great week. Love your posts!!

    • Doug Scott on November 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks again Gail…we all have much, so much to be thankful for! Cheers, D.

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