Monday, February 15, 2010

Treasure Hunt!

We ended our Valentine's Day countdown with one of my favorite activities:  

A Treasure Hunt!

And since LM cannot read clues, I had the idea to use pictures instead. So I grabbed the camera and took pictures of objects in our home, copied and pasted them into a word document, had them printed out and glued them on cards to use as the clues. 

I wasn't sure if LM would understand the concept of seeing the picture and going to it, but after the first couple clues, he was well on his way! He had so much fun running from place to place looking for the next clue. We made about 20 clues or so. 

LM found all the clues which eventually led him to his Valentine's Day surprise: candy & a little book. 

And with all these cards made, we will surely be having more treasure hunts in the future! They can be long or short hunts, hunts in one room of the house or all over, or hunts using only one color of cards (ie. pink, yellow, green or orange). Making these cards was quite easy, and definitely worth the fun!


Packer Family said...

Love!!! I'm am going to make this very soon! Great idea!

The Hulls said...

That is a great idea!!! We used some of your other valentine activities and had a great time with them! Thanks Linda!

The Activity Mom said...

Brilliant! I want to do this right now! =) I bet I could use the same clues a few times and just mix them up.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

What a really cute idea. You could use this for lots of occasions!

Jannie said...

Linda, So...I'm pretty sure I know who you are! I came across your blog today (found you through activitymom). I'm pretty sure we were in the same ward a few years taught the older teenagers in Sunday School with your husband and my husband and I taught the younger class. Maybe I'm totally off on who you are - but I am pretty sure I'm right! Anyways, I love your blog! I am going to be using your ideas! Thanks!

artsy_momma said...

I am going to try this one too! How fun!