If you’re in a pirate kind of mood, you can have your own treasure hunt too! Here’s what you need to do:
What you need:
A treasure to hide
What you do:
1) Draw a map of the room or area that you are hiding your treasure in. Make sure to draw in anything that is inside the area like furniture and doors if you’re inside or trees and buildings if you are outside. (Note to big people: This is a great way to practice names for things either with writing or speech. Older younglings can practice spelling to. It’s also a nice way to practice colors for younger munchkins.)
2) Go hide your treasure somewhere in the area that you've drawn on your map.
3) Draw a dashed line from where you want your seekers to begin the treasure hunt. Make sure NOT to go straight there. Go around, under or over things. You can even put instructions to hop in place or do somersaults sometimes. Keep it interesting!
4) Send your treasure hunters out to follow your map – Just make sure you don’t give them any hints while they are looking!
All three friends told me that a great way to make sure the fun keeps going is to have each person make a map at the same time, and then take turns hiding the treasure and looking for it. That way you don’t have to take a break after each map is done to draw a new one!