Thursday, May 10, 2012

Treasure Hunt

I've been trying to come up with a list of fun {inexpensive} activities to keep the littles entertained
this summer {or anytime really!}. 
So awhile back I was thinking that a treasure hunt might be kind of fun.
I started collecting little, inexpensive items that the girls might enjoy ~
candies, bubbles, princess tattoos, stamps . . .
stuffed them all into an old plastic ice cream container . . .
dug a hole . . .
and buried "the treasure"


Then I wrote out a few "clues" and hid them around the property.


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Each clue led to the next, and, finally, the X marks the spot ;) 
Complete with shovels for digging.


They were so excited to have finally found the treasure!


I'm pretty sure it wasn't the super cool "treasure" ;)  It was the fun of the "hunt". 

Try it with your littles!

And if you have any great summer ideas, let me know.  We're composing our list!!

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Jessica said...

Cute idea!!

MiMi said...

How fun is that?! We did one when we were camping last year and the kiddos LOVED it.

Jenny said...

That is such a cute idea, I bet they loved it!

Anonymous said...

Now this is a great idea!!! I bet they had so much fun finding the clues! My mom used to do this for my sister and I at Christmas. We would both open all but one of our gifts. Our last one we had to find via clues spread out all over the house. I didn't realize how much I missed doing that until I read this post!

Colleen said...

Yup. It's official. Best Mom ever!

Anonymous said...

Aw, I love this idea! So sweet! Your daughters are all beautiful btw! I'm a mom to 5 girls. :) I bathe in pink and love it! lol


Kelli said...

This is such an awesome idea. I need to do something fun like this for my littles. You're such a great mama :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

You are such a fun mama! My boys would LOVE this...I even have the perfect place to bury the treasure because they have been digging holes in my yard all spring:)

MomBrose said...

That's great!! I just got some great ideas on Pinterest. We're going to be making our own fingerpaint, and playdo (in addition to a bunch of other crafts!). I also love to have them help me make snacks and meals. They're more inclined to eat it if they helped. :)

Shelby said...

Such a fun idea! I am totally going to steal this and do this for my kids this summer!


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