Treasure Hunt

Age

3-6

Duration

30-60 minutes

Stuff

Craft material

People

2+

About this activity

Would you like to hunt for hidden treasure? This is a great fun activity that will challenge your problem-solving and communication skills. With lots of different treasure hunt ideas, find the perfect one for every age.

Required material
  • Objects that are easy to hide – toys or balls are ideal.
  • You will also need paper and crayons if you want to make a treasure map.

Instructions

1

One player starts by hiding an object. Don’t let anyone else see where you put it!

2

Now give the other players clues to help them find it. For example, tell them what’s in front of the object, or behind or above it.

3

Take it in turns to hide an object and give clues.

4

If you want to set the activity up in advance or make it longer, hide several objects. You could even create posters with a picture of the hidden treasures and include a reward for finding them.

How was this activity?

Too easy?

Instead of giving clues, the person who hid the object could draw a treasure map. To make it even harder, you could turn it into a story about how the object got hidden and include clues to find it.

Too hard?

Work together as a team to find the missing objects.

Advice for grown-ups