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.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney