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.
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!