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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Indoor Treasure Hunt - Activity for a rainy day

Not sure what to do with the kids on a raining day? The kids are stuck indoors and bored stiff? They are starting to whine and getting really cranky? So what do you do? Try an indoor treasure hunt.

This is a great activity for a rainy day when you are stuck indoors with the kids. My kids are under 5 so we made the treasure hunt very simple. Here's what we did.

  1. Write clues on 6 pieces of paper (You can vary the number if you like)
  2. Fold the 6 pieces of clues and hide them in interesting places like toys and furniture (Tip: If your child is a beginner reader; when you make up the clue, make sure you use words like "under" , "inside" , "on top of" , "behind" etc to encourage interest in learning to read and understand the meaning of the words. eg: "The next clue is under the carpet." Explain to them if they need help.)
  3. Then hide the "treasure" (make it a small treat like a piece of chocolate or a small toy) when you reach the fifth clue. That clue should lead your child to the treasure.

The kids love the game and the treasure when they got to it. It gives them a sense of achievement and they learn describing words along the way. This treasure hunt activity is easy and quick to set up and perfect for a rainy day.

I got the idea for this game when my girl requested for it after reading about the treasure hunt game that Peter and Jane were playing when she was reading her Peter and Jane books under the Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme.

I'm sharing it here and hope that you can enjoy this game with your child too. Have a nice day and thank you for reading my blog.


  1. this is a very good idea... very interesting too....
    thanks for sharing...

  2. shannon,
    I hope you enjoy it too.

    Not creative at all. I just borrow ideas from books.

  3. Thx for sharing. it gives some idea on what to do this weekend.

  4. this is a great idea! my girls will enjoy it, esp my eldest since she wants to be a pirate when she grows up! thanks for sharing! :)


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