One of the things Lawson wanted to put on our summer list was a treasure hunt. I have no idea where he got the idea from, but I'm so glad he suggested it! It was so simple, so cheap and the kids had so. much. fun!
We only had a few rules: 1) Sophie had to read the clues out loud, not just in her head. 2) They had to decide together where the next clue was. You couldn't just run off by yourself. 3) They had to have good attitudes and be kind. (We had planned on doing it the night before, but some bad attitudes got in the way and it got postponed. And as mad as they were... I'm glad I waited. It was so much more fun for me to do this with happy, grateful children!)
Our clues and one of the prizes...
I made it a point to have them go from one end of the house to the other, inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs. Lots of running around!
The locations were simple: Gretchen's swing, the porch swing, jar of dog treats, trampoline, Gretchen's jumper, the fire pit, Lego table, Gretchen's crib, the mailbox and under Marley's pillow.
They were thrilled with the Twizzlers, but I also taped a note to the back that said "Look in the freezer for another yummy treat!"
The kids loved it. They were asking to do another one the next day!
It was so easy.
I had thought of the locations a few days before and figured out an order that had them running back and forth. It took me probably 15 minutes to write out the clues.
I never would have thought to do it if Lawson hadn't suggested it.
I'm so glad he did. :)