Supplies: Clues, treasure map, treasure
A Treasure Hunt game that we created last year for a Halloween party became an instant hit and has been requested again this year. Adapt the clues for any age group.
Make 9 rhyming clues and 1 treasure map on paper and place them around the yard.
Hand the kids Clue #1 and it should lead them to Clue #2 and then Clue #3 and so on. Clue #9 led them to the treasure map.
They had to find the treasure based on the map drawing and “X” marks the spot! Hide the treasure chest somewhere inside or outside where they can find it, but don’t make it to easy. The treasure can be a cardboard treasure chest filled to the rim with Oriental Trading novelty toys (you can make whatever you want) for Halloween and some candy.
Here are my clues, but make your own clues to work with your “hunting” area. (My explanatory notes are in parentheses.)
We did a pirate treasure hunt, but you can do a ghost, witch, spider, skeleton or any Halloween theme.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, LITTLE WITCHES AND WARLOCKS!
HERE IS YOUR FIRST CLUE
BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO LOOK UNDER A SLIDE (taped clue to underside of slide)
FOR CLUE NUMBER 2!
YOU FOUND CLUE NUMBER 2
AS YOU CAN SEE
BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK THE SKELETON (taped somewhere to Halloween party prop)
FOR CLUE NUMBER 3!
YOU ARE GETTING CLOSER
THAN YOU WERE BEFORE
TRY CHECKING THE TIRE (taped inside of tire swing)
FOR CLUE NUMBER 4!
DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE?
DO YOU LIKE TO JIVE?
CHECK UNDER THE SPEAKER (taped underneath CD player, Portable Speaker, Alexa that is playing KidzBop Halloween music)
FOR CLUE NUMBER 5!
THERE IS A SCARECROW
MADE OF STRAW AND STICKS
HOLDING THE RIDDLE (taped somewhere to Halloween party prop/scarecrow)
THAT IS CLUE NUMBER 6!
THE SKY IS SO BLUE
WHEN YOU LOOK UP TOWARDS HEAVEN
AND SO IS THE THING HIDING (I’ve still got to find something blue outside to use this year)
CLUE NUMBER 7!
LOOK CLOSELY WHEN YOU WALK
THROUGH THE WOODEN GATE
AND YOU MIGHT JUST FIND
CLUE NUMBER 8!
YOU ARE GETTING SO CLOSE
BUT THE TREASURE IS STILL MINE
UNLESS YOU LOOK UNDER THE FIFTH STEP
FOR CLUE NUMBER 9!
AHA! ONLY ONE CLUE LEFT
IS THERE A PIRATE AMONG THE MEN? (My husband is dressing up like a pirate for the party and he is going to have the map)
IT IS HE WHO YOU MUST TRICK
INTO GIVING YOU CLUE NUMBER 10!
Elaine from Georgia
Halloween Treasure Hunt can be great fun for kids 4 – 12 and the older they get the more challenging you can made them. The best part of a Halloween hunt is that the treasure is normally candy which is a win, win!
Have fun making your own Halloween Treasure Hunt and enjoy. We always have as much fun putting it together as the kids do figuring out the clues. Well maybe it is more fun for us.