• Blank notepaper
• Felt pens
• Homemade "treasure," e.g., favorite fruits, small bag of old jewelry, matchbox toy
This activity has to be planned well ahead of time. All clues for finding the "treasure" are to be in picture form. Make drawings of all the places you want your child to search. For example, the TV set, the outside swing, the mailbox, etc. Each clue directs your child to the next clue and so on until he or she finds the "treasure." Creating clues is a lot of fun. Be sure to make the drawings simple and clear. Be prepared for requests to repeat the hunt over and over again.