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Kids Fun Treasure Hunt

By Moms'

This is a great playgroup, playdate or party theme for the kids. Kids will love this because as you know they enjoy seeking and finding stuff so Treasure Hunt is a sure pirate event hit.

Trinkets and candies


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  1. before the event, create the treasure map that will lead the hunters to clues. then write out messages leading to a stash of treasure hidden somewhere in your yard or house. for example: "as any pirate ought to know, this is where tomatoes grow."
  2. at the event, hand the captain (the birthday child) a map, covered with decades of dust (a pinch of flour). each guest gets to guess the answer to a riddle, and as a pack, the guests can run to wherever the clue leads and find another one
  3. at hunt's end, be sure to hide a suitable prize, such as a stash of candy coins

1 Before the Event, Create the Treasure Map That Will Lead the Hunters to Clues. then Write out Messages Leading to a Stash of Treasure Hidden Somewhere in Your Yard or House. for Example: "as Any Pirate Ought to Know, This is Where Tomatoes Grow."

2 At the Event, Hand the Captain (the Birthday Child) a Map, Covered with Decades of Dust (a Pinch of Flour). Each Guest Gets to Guess the Answer to a Riddle, and as a Pack, the Guests Can Run to Wherever the Clue Leads and Find Another One

3 At Hunt's End, Be Sure to Hide a Suitable Prize, Such as a Stash of Candy Coins

TIPS:For young kids, use Polaroid picture clues instead of written ones.

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