This is an instructable on how to set up a Christmas treasure hunt for your kids, family, or spouse. The treasure hunt doesn't have to be with a Christmas present, it could be a birthday present or anything like that. This instructable doesn't cost a lot of money, just a present or stocking, paper, a pen, a mind, and maybe string.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: The Easy Way
What you'll need
1. A present or stocking
2. Some paper for clues
3. A pen or pencil for writing your clues
4. String (for step #4...a whole different concept of a treasure hunt)
5. A brain
6. Whoever is doing the treasure hunt
Step 2: The Easy Way
This is the easy way...
1. make a list of clues and put them in their spots
example: Where do watch Family Guy? Look there!
In that case you would put the next clue behind the TV
Once they look at the next clue it would lead them to another clue...make about 6 clues no matter how old they are, just make the difficulty easier for younger people and harder for older people.
At the end of the clues put the present, stocking, or whatever it is.
Step 3: The Harder Way
The way of the treasure hunt is exactly the same but your encorporate more callenges into the clues. Like, world jumbles, cryptograms, or writing the clues in a different language that the person is starting to learn.
example of a word jumble clue: ookl herwe ouy hasw ouyr lothcse.
Translation: look where you wash your clothes.
example of a cryptogram: zi obm pzvqaksbmj
Translation: in the dishwasher
example of a clue in part spanish: taped on the el espejo.
Translation: taped on the mirror.
Step 4: A Whole Other Way
This kind of hunt has nothing to do with clues but with string.
Get a really big ball of string and run it around your house. Run it through windows, doors, and up and down stairs. Mark the starting point (where you started running the string around) and at the end of the peice of string that was ran throughout the house put the present or stocking.
have the person follow the string from the starting point to the end where they'll find their present.