Houston Kids – Where’s Waldo? Search for Waldo at Local Businesses in July! It’s Fun and Free!

MonsterPBJFor the month of July, you can take THIS passport to any of 15 local businesses.  If you can spot Waldo in each business, you will get a stamp.  If you collect 10 stamps, you will win prizes from Brazos Bookstore!  If you collect 15 stamps, you will be entered into a raffle for a prizes including a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books!

My kids and I love scavenger hunts.  We are often searching through Houston for fun things to do.  When we heard about the Where’s Waldo hunt, we could not wait to get started.

MurderByTheBookWe spent July 1st searching for Waldo at the participating businesses:  Brazos Bookstore, Picnic Box Lunches, Rocket Fizz, Purple Mango, FUNdamentally Toys, Texas Art Supply, Murder By the Book, Buffalo Exchange, Un Deux Trois, Right Start, Monster PB&J Food Truck, Eatsie Boys, Southside Espresso, Purple Glaze Paint Your Own Pottery Studio and Impromptu.  Most are located close to each other and we could walk between many of them.

What made this more fun than our traditional scavenger hunts is that:


RocketFizza) It is July in Houston and the stores are air conditioned.
b) I got to check out unique local businesses around town.

Each business we went to was expecting us, many gave us hints when we were stumped and none of them asked us to buy anything.  But we did.  We got sandwiches at Monster PB&J, gelato at Eatsie Boys and tongue tattoos (yes, tongue tattoos) at Rocket Fizz.

ToysWhen we got to FUNdamentally Toys, we found an advertised bonus.  Since we had 10 signatures, the staff gave each of the kids a $5 off coupon (with no restrictions).  Joe thought this should go towards a Pogo-stick but agreed that the fingertip lights were are better idea.  Brooke got a magic wand.  And it was all free!

We collected 12 of the stamps today, which is more than enough for stickers from Brazos Bookstore.  But we decided to hold onto the passports because if we get 3 more stamps, we will be entered to win the Where’s Waldo 6 book collection!

The kids had a lot of fun searching through each store and felt proud of all their stamps.  We highly recommend this fun, free and air conditioned activity!  You have until July 31!


ImpromptuFor all the details, go HERE.  From the Brazos Bookstore website:

1) Beginning July 1st, Where’s Waldo seekers can print or pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Houston” passport with the names and addresses of participating stores at Brazos Bookstore.
2) Let the scavenger hunt begin! Visit these participating local businesses and find the Waldo hidden in each one!
3) Get your passport stamped or signed for each Waldo you spot, then bring back your filled passport to Brazos to earn prizes!

Buffalo ExchangeThe first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Brazos Bookstore to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at all participating businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books!

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Houston, call Brazos Bookstore at 713-523-0701!

Go HERE for the Summer 2014 Scavenger Hunt!

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