Why treasure hunt is good for kids

Treasure hunting is about finding something and searching for it. Outdoor treasure hunts encourage children to get active and explore. Grapevine.de offers a wide range of schatzsuche kindergeburtstag items in direct downloads to celebrate events, fun kids’ birthday parties and joyful gatherings.

Children of all ages will enjoy a treasure hunt.

You will need the following to go on a treasure hunting expedition

While you can treasure hunt almost anywhere, it’s more fun to go on a treasure hunting expedition in an area with many interesting objects and hiding places.

Here are the essentials for a treasure hunting adventure:

  • Use paper and pencils to make the clues ahead of time
  • A ‘treasure to hide’
  • Someone to watch your child while you find the treasure and clues.

How to go on a treasure hunt?

Set up a treasure hunt and hide clues. You can use simple drawings to help your child find the clues. Each clue will tell your child where the next clue is. The treasure is found by the final clue.

Here are some ways to go on a treasure hunt.

The hunt should be planned first. Then, work backwards to determine where the treasure is hidden. You might decide to hide the treasure under the slide. The water fountain might hold the clue to the slide. The park bench, and other clues might lead to the water fountain.

Each clue requires you to draw pictures. Draw a picture for each clue, such as a slide, a water fountain or a park bench.

While your child is being supervised, hide the treasure and the clues.

Tell your child that it is time to go on the treasure hunt. Tell your child to find the treasure by giving them the first clue. Encourage them to continue looking for the other clues until they find the one.

Discuss the treasure hunt with your child. Ask your child questions such as “Was it difficult?” or “Was the hunt fun?” Praise your child for persevering and finally finding the treasure.

A treasure hunt can be adapted for children of all ages

Hunting for clues can be a challenge for younger children. It’s possible to find a simpler treasure by asking your child to search for everyday objects in the park. Here’s how:

You can make a list of items that your child should collect, such as a pebble, a leaf, a seed, or a leaf.

For the things your child finds, give them a bag or basket.

Talk to your child about the shapes and colours of the objects they find. Compare the items. Consider, for example, “Which one is larger – the leaf of the flower?”

A simple map of the park showing landmarks such as the slide, water fountain, and park bench is another way to find treasure. To mark the spot where the treasure is hidden, use an ‘X’.

An older child learning to read may be able to understand written clues with your assistance. Encourage your child to try by including treasure at the end.