Treasure Hunting

Planning a real treasure hunting experience for the entire family is simple to do and will create memories that will last a lifetime. Getting your kids outside and active while engaging their minds and imaginations can be fun and exciting for Mom and Dad, too. With a little planning and a bit of imagination, treasure games can bring families closer together and will provide hours of fun and exciting entertainment.

Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting

Start off by mapping out your back yard or another suitable location with references to landmarks and other identifiable points of interest, creating a treasure map for the kids to follow. Conceal the landmarks on your treasure map with riddles and puzzles for the kids to solve to unlock the next clue to a new location. This will make the treasure hunting experience realistic for the kids and will engage their problem solving skills in order to find the treasure.

Once you have a treasure hunting map of your location, you’ll need a treasure! Create a treasure box and fill it with a prize that your child would love to find. A treasure hunt would be a treasure hunt without some sort of treasure to find! If you are able to do so, bury and conceal the treasure chest or hide it in a clever location that isn’t easy to find. The treasure can be anything your child would value. Coins, a new game, a DVD, or a music CD would be a wonderful treasure for a child to find.

If you have a metal detector, put it to use. This would be a great opportunity to teach your child how to use metal detectors, which can become a life long hobby. During the treasure hunting experience, plant metallic clues along the way that can be picked up by metal detectors; keeping your little treasure hunter on the correct path. Invite family and friends for group treasure hunting, complete with snacks and refreshments. Have fun and hunt hard!

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