Treasure Hunt Ideas
Looking for creative ideas for fun treasure hunt? Do you need ideas for creative family activities at home or around the neighborhood this summer? Why not have a pirate or other themed treasure hunt? That is what our family did a few weeks ago.
My husband has always loved making a fun list of creative clues for the kids in the form of a treasure hunt. And with a wide range of kids’ ages in our family, this is an activity everyone can participate in. Those all family activities can be hard to come by, especially on a limited budget.
This time, the theme was a pirate adventure for my son. All it took was some advance planning, creativity and a few dollar store surprises! Here are the highlights of the hunt for the treasure!
For younger kids you can keep this very simple and hide things in plain sight, but for older kids think of clues to clever hiding places to keep them busy for a long time. Get creative and make them think!
You can have kids measure distances between items with a measuring tape to help locate a prize, use a compass to find the direction to walk from a landmark, have them search for clues you set up around the yard, or count steps from a fence or tree to locate the hidden treasures they have to dig up or find in a tree. The kids will have a blast and your whole family will have a lasting memory of a fun day or party!