My mum used to create treasure hunts for my brother and I when we were little - around the house or in the garden. I used the same idea camp-wide with huge groups when working one year at a summer camp in America - and now I create treasure hunts for my children and family friends.
It's a simple idea that can be used with any group of people - clues can be created to match the season, differing numbers and age ranges. The clues can be as simple, as literal or as cryptic as you like - and you can even get children to make them up themselves - or as a trail for each other.
You will need:
- Paper or card
- Stickers (optional)
- Treasure (Easter eggs!)
- Lots of imagination
1. Create a set of clues to create a trail around your space. Draft them on a piece of paper first. Decide on the order, so that the clues will take your hunters from one side of your house/flat/garden/open space to the other, up and down the stairs, in and out of the garden...
2. Cut up some card or paper - one square for each of your clues.
3. Number and write out your clues - one on each piece of card/paper. Decorate your clues with drawings or stickers to match the treasure hunt theme.
4. Hide the clues. Make sure you get the order right! You can hide 'mini treasure' (eggs) with each clue - or have one big piece of treasure at the end of the trail.
Stay safe, happy Easter and happy hunting!