Setting up a Kids Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt for Kids

A treasure hunt is a super fun, super easy and cost effective way to keep kids entertained. You can hold your treasure hunt both indoors or outdoors. Here are ideas on how to set up a treasure hunt for kids.

Treasure Hunt Materials

treasure hunt for kids

  • Treasure, of course!! (a treat, coins, small gift, sweets)
  • Paper
  • Pens, pencils or markers
  • You could supply magnifying glasses to each child to help in their search!

Setting Up a Treasure Hunt

  1. You can set up a treasure hunt in the house, school creche, a back garden, or in a public park. You just need to do a little planning
  2. Decide what your treasure is going to be. It could be a small gift, a yummy treat, coins – just make sure you have as many prizes as you have kids, or a big enough prize for them to share!
  3. Decide where to hide the treasure.
  4. Next up are the clues. Choose 5 – 8 places to hide the clues. Each clue directing them to the next clue. (with the final one sending them to the hidden treasure)
  5. Now you know where you are going to hide the clues you can write simple clues or for younger children you could draw a picture, cut out a picture from a magazine, print the image or take a picture of where the next clue is hidden. Eg. if the next clue is in the fridge, you might give them a image of a milk carton)
  6. Hide the treasure. Hide the clues. Now lets get going!

Getting Your Treasure Hunt Started

treasure hunt for kids

  • Tell your kids that their “mission” is to find the hidden treasure by following a series of clues
  • Give the children the first clue. Explain that they must share the treasure and they must work together to find it.
  • If they get stuck, ask them if they need a hint.

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Have you had fun with a Treasure Hunt at home with the kids?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

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