Treasure Hunt

What You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pen / Pencil
  • Objects (things for the treasure hunters to find)
  • Clue
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 4 - 8
  • Outside
  • Not a Speck
Follow along the treasure trail
By solving every clue...
Who’s going to find the treasure?
Will it be me or will it be you?

Getting Started:

  • Your first two decisions are: ‘Indoor or outdoor’? and ‘How many clues’?
  • Without the kids watching work out where you’re going to put the clues and decide what order you want them to be found. Now write clues.
  • The first clue is one you read aloud or give them to read, it leads them to the first treasure and the second clue. Then one leads to the next.

A Suggestion:

Clues can be simple, like: “Under the flowerpot in the porch” or more complicated like “There’s something growing in the sunny place”. If you’re really adventurous you can do them in rhyme!

Some people put little bits of treasure along the way, with each clue. Other people just places clues leading to bigger treasure. And remember, the treasure doesn’t to be candy, toys or money. It’s a game. Playing the game is the fun part!


Treasure hunts are great fun and you can make them as easy or as difficult as you want. Boxie says it’s best when the grown-up makes the treasure hunt then us kids can have all the fun finding the treasure and following the clues.


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