Treasure Hunt Games
Fun treasure hunt game variations
can be played in many different ways. The
main idea of the treasure hunt game is to have the kids
search for items you have hidden (inside or outside).
Treasure hunt games can be played inside or out - or both!
Hide objects or party favors around the house or outside.
Have the kids find items off of a set list, or have them
find a certain number of objects from the list. These games
can be played in teams or individually.
Treasure Hunt Variation:
Make up clues that lead
from one treasure to another.
Example: First game
clue (hand to the children) says “Sweet dreams
Katie” - the children must figure out that this game
clue leads to Katie’s bed. On Katie’s bed place
another clue that might say “ Brrrr … it’s cold in
here” this will lead them to the refrigerator ..and
First person or team
to collect all the treasure hunt items wins.
TIP: On a piece of paper write out your clues one
after the other, cut them apart and fold them.
on the outside write where you are going to hide it
- much less confusing this way! )
Make sure the
clues take them inside and outside. Each clue leads
to the next and at the end of the hunt is a treasure
for the group.
make the hunt longer I usually place something in the clue
that they have to accomplish before they can move on to the
next treasure hunt clue. Silly things such as building a 4
ft high tower with blocks, singing 4 nursery rhymes with the
name John in them, a human pyramid, etc.
players a treasure hunt bag (usually at the 3rd
or 4th clue) and then have them find little
prizes (rings, balls, candy) along the way at the stops.
This is a lot of fun and well worth the work! All my kids'
friends still remember these treasure hunts! - Jan, NY
For this game
take three or four different colored strings/yarn and unwind
them all over the house, inside and outside. Up the stairs
and then back down. Over and under furniture, beds and
chairs. Treasure hunt teams must wind up their roll of
string to find the treasure at the end of the roll.
Scavenger Hunt games with free lists to print out for more fun!