A treasure hunt can be great fun for a birthday surprise – hide presents around the house, each with a clue that leads to the next present.
A treasure hunt can be as easy or as tricky as you make it, depending on how many clues you use and how hard they are. Here, I had nine clues and began by putting the first clue in the hallway so it would be the first thing the hunter sees when they arrive. Each clue directs the hunter to a hiding place where a present is waiting, along with a clue for the next present. The presents got bigger as the treasure hunt went on and ended with the biggest present, which I’d hidden in the bathtub.
It was super easy to set up, I bought these mini cards and envelopes to write the clues on and I think kids would love this treasure hunt too and it would work brilliantly for an Easter Egg hunt!
Use my free printable to print off the clues and hide them straight away
TREASURE HUNT CLUES:
Clue 1: You’ll lay your head here when you’re about to count sheep. It often gets fluffed, before you go to sleep.
Answer 1: Pillow
Clue 2: A clue to find where you keep things cold, where to go next is what you’ll be told.
Answer 2: Fridge
Clue 3: Soap and water but it doesn’t clean hands, used with persil, ariel and many other brands.
Answer 3: Washing machine
Clue 4: To find the next clue, you’ll have to think. You’ll use one of these if you need a drink.
Answer 4: Glasses cupboard
Clue 5: Where you watch films, cartoons and episodes too. Check behind me for the clue I’ve left you.
Answer 5: TV
Clue 6: Turn up the heat, it will help you bake. Cookies, casseroles and even a cake.
Answer 6: Oven
Clue 7: A metal box with numbers is usually the norm. For this thing that helps us keep our food warm.
Answer 7: Microwave
Clue 8: You’ll find a clue with tools used to eat. Hurry now, your hunt is almost complete.
Answer 8: Cutlery drawer
Clue 9: A place where water falls down like rain. After it falls on you, it goes down the drain.
Answer 9: Shower/ bathtub
Have you ever made a treasure hunt before?
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