My kids love to search the house for their birthday gifts. In fact, we just had a birthday party treasure hunt yesterday for my daughter’s 8th birthday! I want to give you our clues and some extra for you to use with your kids. They’re great activities for a rainy day, too.
Oh, and if your kids don’t yet read, just read the clues to them. This activity is especially great for beginning readers because there is a lot of motivation to read!
Treasure Hunt Clues for Kids
1. ANSWER: Fridge
When you play with your food, you can make a bridge.
But when you’re hungry for milk, you look in the ________________
2. ANSWER: Shoe
Look in a place
that smells “peeeouuw”
No, not your socks,
it’s your _______________.
3 ANSWER: Bed
I’m hiding where you sleep.
Under the covers, don’t peek.
Here is where you lay your head.
Look for me in your ____________.
4. ANSWER: Sink
Wash your hands,
get a drink.
Look for me
in the ___________.
5. ANSWER: Chair
You sit on me,
I’m just over there.
By the table,
I’m a __________.
6. ANSWER: TV
Find the remote so you can see me.
Watch a movie, a show or sport,
on the _____________.
How to Write Treasure Hunt Clues
Do you want to write treasure hunt clues of your own?
It’s easier thank it seems.
Think of the answer first.
Brainstorm words that rhyme with the answer.
Write the rhyming word at the end of the 2nd line so for example, if the answer is bed, you could use red, head, said, Fred, and so forth. You write the first line about the bed, and the second line, ending with the rhyming word you choose like said. Then write two more lines leaving out the last word in the 4th line – the answer.
Now you try.
Make up a rhyming clue with the answer of BOOK.
Happy birthday parties – have lots of fun!