Have a Treasure Hunt

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    Have a Treasure Hunt

    To do something different for a family home evening activity or a Sunday rest activity, plan a treasure hunt. Follow each step closely and soon you will enjoy watching the family run around the house looking for clues.

    Step 1

    Write the Clues. Get seven pieces of paper and copy the following clues. Be sure to write the clue number by each verse.

    Step 2

    Make the Treasure. Find a shoe box to put the treasure in. Then write a short note to everyone in your family, telling them how much you love them. You may want to draw a picture of your family. Put these treasures into the box. You can even wrap the box and put a bow on it.

    Step 3

    Hide the Treasure. Keep clue 1 out to give to your family. Then hide the other clues.

    Clue 2—hide in a shoe somewhere in the house

    Clue 3—hide behind a door

    Clue 4—hide near a sink

    Clue 5—hide beneath a chair

    Clue 6—hide by a picture frame

    Clue 7—hide near a mirror

    Treasure box—hide beneath a bed

    Step 4

    Assemble the Family. Tell them they are going on a treasure hunt. Give them clue 1 and HAVE FUN!

    Clue 1

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue.
    To find clue 2
    Look in a shoe.

    Clue 2

    Wasn’t that fun?
    Are you ready for more?
    To find clue 3,
    Look behind a door.

    Clue 3

    Move right along
    As quick as a wink
    And find clue 4
    Hidden near a sink.

    Clue 4

    Getting tired?
    Don’t despair.
    Go find clue 5
    Beneath a chair.

    Clue 5

    You’re doing great
    Playing this game.
    Go find clue 6
    By a picture frame

    Clue 6

    You’re almost through
    With your inspection.
    Go find a clue
    By your reflection.

    Clue 7

    The game is finished,
    So go ahead.
    You’ll find the treasure
    Beneath a bed.

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney