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  1. Torsten
    April 20, 2014
    Brilliantly inspiring :) The Louvre is a must-see in Paris for any age :) Just followed you on Twitter so I can read more great tips! Hope to see you there sometime!

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  2. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    February 23, 2014
    Oh yeah - the scavenger hunt! It works a treat with places they're not interested in for whatever reason. We used it at Angkor Wat which I thought P would find super-cool, but in fact he found it spooky and got all whingy and not wanting to go inside anything. The scavenger hunt distracted him nicely and he seemed to settle down. I definitely agree that adults can use it, too, in fact I think a lot of us go in looking for key pieces, and maybe we should make more of a game out of it from time to time :) .

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Thank you for reading ~ we are going to Angor Wat this summer and we are currently collecting info for our scavenger hunt ~ love to hear your tips! I think its good for all ages at least to understand what we are looking at why it matters and the kids remember the stories instead of just being drug through the travels ~ Thank you for reading!

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  3. aweekatthebeach
    February 21, 2014
    I love this! Hope to take my kids to Paris one day soon, thanks for sharing!

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    • basketslife
      February 21, 2014
      Thank you for reading! I am glad you enjoyed it! :) Keeping my fingers crossed that you get to Paris soon!

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Thank you I Hope you try this ~ I will be writing one for Paris as well ~ Thank you for reading!

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  4. James
    February 18, 2014
    What a fantastic idea. Wish I'd thought of that before dragging my two kids around the Louvre. Next time I'll know better.

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    • basketslife
      February 19, 2014
      Thank you for reading ~ I have many more ideas coming from around the world and what to do with the kids ~ so stay tuned!

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  5. Jess
    February 6, 2014
    I like how you essentially made a non-interactive museum interactive! I'm a museum lover myself, but I find myself having to skip them when I'm traveling with younger relatives with short attention spans.

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  6. lunaguava
    February 4, 2014
    Psyche's statue is one of my favorites in the Louvre. Great idea to entertain your kid, well done! Good luck!

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Thank you for stopping by and for reading! Yes it was a really fun day for me and the little guy we had a great time!

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  7. Travis H
    February 4, 2014
    Wow, what a great idea! Even as adults the Louvre was a challenge - the amount to see is overwhelming. Congrats on getting a picture with the Mona Lisa, when we were there you couldn't get withing 40 feet without having to throw an elbow :)

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    • basketslife
      February 4, 2014
      We are a basketball family ~ we know how to throw an elbow or two LOL It was rough so many people and it was his least favorite painting in the whole place! :) Thank you for reading!

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  8. thriftytravelmama
    February 4, 2014
    This is kind of how I got my son excited about visiting the Uffizi (http://wp.me/p13Ig0-186), though it is much smaller than the Louvre :)

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Thank you for stoping by ~ thank you for reading ~ I read your post very good tips as well! Cheers

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  9. Emma
    February 3, 2014
    What a fantastic idea! We go to a lot of galleries and museums when we travel, I am bearing this in mind to keep my husband happy too! :D

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    • basketslife
      February 4, 2014
      Thank you for reading! It is a little work upfront but it definately pays off! Have a super day!

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  10. NZ Muse
    February 3, 2014
    That is a brilliant idea!!!! We are grownups but probably would've benefited from something similar :) An hour was all we could handle in the Louvre. Luckily we got in for free.

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    • basketslife
      February 3, 2014
      Hahha I agree the Scavenger Hunt was fun for me too!

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    • basketslife
      February 4, 2014
      Oh Yes I think you can use these with anyone even husbands and grownups ~ we all kind of wander around wondering what we are looking at! :) Thank you for reading!

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  11. Chasing the Donkey
    February 2, 2014
    Thanks for linking up again!!

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Thank you for having me!

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  12. malaysianmeanders
    February 2, 2014
    It's great that your son enjoyed the Louvre so much! We took our kids to the Louvre last summer, and I think my son liked that lion sculpture in your post, too. Our kids picked out a few paintings and pieces of artwork that they wanted to see, and we discovered just how big the Louvre is as we went around finding everything.

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    • basketslife
      February 3, 2014
      It is really HUGE! Ha Yes I think that lion is great for all the kids! Thank you for reading!

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  13. Jade
    February 2, 2014
    I think your style of travel, getting your son to research places and this scavenger hunt idea is great. More people should do what you do ;).

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    • basketslife
      February 3, 2014
      Thank you for reading! Appreciate the compliment!

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  14. clayton weir
    February 2, 2014
    great ideas, one day when I have kids I will have to keep this bookmarked to refer back to it!! thanks and keep writing :)

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Hi thank you for reading! I am glad you enjoyed it! I will be writing other articles like this for the kids (and for us adults too) thank you for stopping by! Cheers

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  15. frankaboutcroatia
    February 2, 2014
    I love your arrangement - you pick up the places to see, and then your son do all the research and is your tour guide. Really cute! A scavenger hunt inside the Louvre - what a great idea! I'm sure he'll never forget what he saw there.

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    • basketslife
      February 3, 2014
      Thank you Frank ~ it was a great time! Thank you for reading! I am a big fan of your blog ~

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  16. Mums do travel
    February 2, 2014
    This is such a great idea, and really inspiring. I have an 11-year old who's passionate about football and it's a real challenge to interest him in art galleries. I think I'll try your idea next time.

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    • basketslife
      February 2, 2014
      Thank you for reading My boys think basketball is the only thing in life ~ so I feel your pain! LOL We really had a lot of fun in the Louvre and he remembers so many paintings and statues its really amazing! Good Luck!

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  17. A Southern Gypsy
    February 2, 2014
    Brilliant idea to get him to love the louvre museum! I only hope I can be this creative as a mom :) Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

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    • basketslife
      February 2, 2014
      Hey thank you for reading ~ just keep this blog and use it ~ easy LOL Love #SundayTraveler

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  18. Chasing the Donkey
    January 18, 2014
    How creative of you! And not only did it work, but he sounded like he LOVED it more than you did. I'll be sure to remember this when my little donkey is big enough.

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    • basketslife
      January 21, 2014
      Hi thank you so much for reading! Surprisingly he really loved it! We had a great time at the museum!

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  19. Britta
    January 18, 2014
    how much i do like this new post ! it's awesome how you make your kids happy and raise them to open-minded boys. when you see the pics you can see how much they love you and benas. the trick with searching art like a hunt is that cool. will do this with my hubby in the next big museum we visit. you can never see every painting... we tried in florence, venice and rome and failed :-) but enjoyed the museums to the max. have you ever been to the borghese gallery in rome ? i think the bernini statues there are the most beautiful pieces of art i've ever seen. waiting for more wonderful posts ! see you later ;-)

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  20. elaine pinkerton coleman
    January 17, 2014
    Delightful! Your 9-year-old is lucky to have such a resourceful, creative, imaginative mom :)

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    • basketslife
      January 18, 2014
      Hey thank you so much for such a nice comment! Thank you as well for reading! This mother son trip was really awesome:) Have a great day!

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