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Treasure Hunt

Age Range
3-9 yrs
Setup Time
10-15 minutes (depending on the number of items you choose)
Setup Location
Indoor / Outdoor

Sequencing and memory activities are important for people of all ages. These skills help to keep our minds sharp and active and allow us remember old skills as well as learn new patterns and routines. A “treasure hunt” is a fun way to work on these two skills, all wrapped into one child-friendly activity!

Additionally, children can learn letters, numbers and more with this fun and simply activity that's part art, part exercise, part learning and all fun!

Go treasure hunting to get your child moving and & sharpen his imagination!


  1. Hide 3-4 treasures (depending on the number of children and time available, you can increase the number of 'treasures') outside in the backyard or in the play area or both!

  2. Place a marker (a tied ribbon or crepe paper) near the hidden treasure so it is easy to find

  3. Tell in advance what needs to be found and where it is hiding (small toy under some leaves or on a low branch)

Note: You can develop treasure hunts based on various themes like; Pirate, Mall, Story, Alphabets, Ball Games, Cars etc!

Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.