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, of course!! (a treat, coins, small gift, sweets)
- Pens, pencils or markers
- You could supply magnifying glasses to each child to help in their search!
Setting Up a Treasure Hunt
- 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
- 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!
- Decide where to hide the treasure.
- 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)
- 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)
- Hide the treasure. Hide the clues. Now lets get going!
Getting Your Treasure Hunt Started
- 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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