Olivia is saving up for a real camera like her mama’s (bless her heart), so she really just wanted money for her birthday. Instead of handing her an envelope of cash, I thought it would be fun to make her hunt for it, so I wrapped up 13 little boxes, each containing a clue and/or confetti and/or money. I wrapped up each box just a little bit differently using products from the shop including washi tape, glitter tape, ribbons, balloons, a mini tissue ball – really anything I had on hand (although truth be told, we do have a LOT on hand in our craft room!). I hid the boxes all around the house, and set the very first box on the kitchen counter, where she was sure to find it.
The hardest part was figuring out where to hide each box to go with the clue – luckily, I made myself a little cheat sheet AND numbered the boxes. Even still, I had to open them up and start over a couple of times! But Olivia loved running around the house finding each little box.
Have you ever done a treasure hunt for your kids? Tell us about it!