Family Treasure Hunt

Materials

  • Paper and pen for clues
  • Prizes or one big prize at the end (have fun with this, can be a yummy snack!)

Preparation

Hide prizes throughout the house and for each prize, give your child a clue. The clue can be a riddle that they will have to figure out in order to find where the prize is.
Make this a fun event where the kids can dress up to search for the treasure. If you call it a treasure hunt, and make it pirate theme, have the kids make origami pirate hats (see video).

Too busy to plan this? No problem! Have the kids plan it for a sibling or for you!

VARIATION: Hide all the clues and have each clue lead to the next, and the final clue can lead to an ULTIMATE PRIZE! Here are some clue suggestions - of course modify these for your own home:

  • Clue #1 - Finding the first clue will be a treat! Look for it where you get something to eat
  • Clue #2 - Now that you're fed, go look for the clue where you lay your head
  • Clue #3 - The next place you will look is a place where you can find a book
  • Clue #4 - Have you heard the news, the next place you can look is where we keep our shoes
  • Clue #5 - Don't tear the room apart, just look where mommy keeps the art
  • Clue #6 - Look for clues, but don't get stressed! You'll find another where you get dressed
  • Clue #7 - Looking for the missing link? Take a look in one of our sinks
  • Clue #8 - Wanting more? why don't you check the front of the door
  • Clue #9 - Looking for the final prize? Go where you can look into your beautiful eyes

This activity is brought to you by Camp Northland, an overnight camp based in Haliburton, Ontario with a 100+ year tradition of creating memorable summer experiences for children and teenagers from Southern Ontario.

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