“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”
How do you celebrate Children’s Day for your kids every year? My child’s school generally organizes some event or activity for the kids, probably a fancy dress competition. The kids have fun in school and come back to a normal rest-of-the-day at home. Isn’t that pretty much it?
How about making Children’s Day different this year? How about extending the fun and celebration at home too and becoming a child again with them? Kids squeal with laughter when we do something silly, crazy, fun with them…when we become kids again! So here’s one super fun activity you can do with your kids to make this Children’s day more special this year.
We’re talking about organizing a treasure hunt in your house itself! It takes just minutes to prepare, doesn’t need too many things and it guarantees a thrilling evening for you and your kids. And to make it more fun, you can invite their friends from the neighborhood to double the fun!
Make Children’s Day unforgettable for your child – Bring fun ‘home’ this year!
What you will need:
- Post-it notes or scraps of colored paper
- A sketch-pen
- A collection of chocolates like Cadbury Dairy Milk as the ‘Treasure’ or as a reward after every clue cracked.
Preparation Time: 10 to 15 minutes
How to Play:
You can make it as long as you want with as many clues as you like. You can add to their fun by giving them props or costumes so they can pretend to be pirates, detectives or superheroes in search of a treasure or on a quest to solve a mystery!
If it’s a big group of kids, they can be divided into teams and the team that gets to the treasure first wins it. For younger kids or fewer kids, it can be one noisy group going on the hunt together and the final treasure can be divided among the group.
We scoured the net and found 10 clues around household items for you to create your own exciting treasure hunt:
1. If you’re in a very hungry mood, Go here first to find some food. [Kitchen] (blog.partydelights.co.uk)
2. A story, they say, can take you away, But a book still needs a place to stay. [Bookshelf] (www.thespruce.com)
3. This cleans your clothes and spins around, Look by this and the next clue can be found. [Washing Machine] (Diaperbagwrangler on Scribd)
4. Look for the clues but don’t get stressed, The next clue is where you get dressed. [Dressing Table] (www.brambleboxprops.com)
5. Looking for your final prize? Go where you can look into your own eyes. [Mirrors] (blog.melissaanddoug.com)
6. Ding dong is the sound that comes from this place, It means that someone’s here and you will see their face. [Doorbell] (blog.playdrhutch.com)
7. Where you can watch shows, cartoon and movies too, Check right next to this for the next clue. [TV set] (Diaperbagwrangler on Scribd)
8. Clue number 8 is not so hard, Check the spot for mails and cards. [Mailbox](www.kaseytrenum.com)
9. We wear them on our feet all day through, Inside one of these you’ll find the next clue. [Shoe](blog.playdrhutch.com)
10. Your very last clue – try not to peep, Are you feeling tired? It’s time to sleep [Bed](www.brambleboxprops.com)
You can keep a collection of smaller chocolates like small bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk or 5 Stars, or a handful of Cadbury Eclairs at every clue. Alternatively, you can create an actual little ‘Treasure Chest’, full of assorted chocolates, which will be their prize at the end of the treasure hunt.
Go ahead and surprise your kids, Children’s Day is their day after all. We’re pretty sure they will remember the day for months to come!