We headed out for another Sukkot scavenger hunt, destined this year for Chinatown (read last fall’s post on our adventure in Millenium Park.). Now, you might be wondering what two families who keep kosher would do in Chinatown? I was too, but what I hoped would occupy us for an hour, turned out to be a nearly three-hour adventure. We shared so many laughs, that by this evening, we were still laughing. The kids all felt like they’d visited a foreign country, and the only money I spent was the $10 parking and the $5/each I gave them to buy a chotchke of choice.
Here was our mission:
- Take a photo of lotus root
- Find pitaya (buy and eat it too?)
- Take a photo of a Chinese lantern
- Take picture of the tiniest Buddha you can find.
- Nine Dragons: Take a portrait in front of the Nine Dragon Wall
- Take a picture of the Chinatown Gate
- Take a picture of the Dizang Buddhist Temple
- Buy a chotchke
- Find a Chinese Grocery Store and explore the kinds of food you can get.
- Along with fish, you can find _____ and _____ at traditional Chinese markets.
- Write your name in Chinese
And here were our results: