Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fun with Munchkin: Treasure Hunt

As part of my resolutions for 2016, I wanted to do more fun things with Munchkin and as a family.  I will be posting sporadically about some of the fun adventures we are having together.
So a few weeks ago I had a little Momma oops, I forgot what day the Tumble Bus was going to Munchkin's preschool and he ended up missing it. It only comes once a month and they only have a half hour time slot for his class, so if you miss it you miss it.  This was the second time he has missed the bus.  The worst part is when he got in the classroom the other kids rushed over to show him the stamps on their hands and told him how much fun they had and about how yummy the gummy bear they get at the end was.  He nearly burst into tears, so yeah Momma felt awful!
Anyway, I had to figure something out quick to make up for it (not that it was required and by the end of the day he had forgotten what happened, but still I wanted to do something special for him).  So I figured a quick treasure hunt with a prize I had stashed for a quick gift would be perfect.  I found some great, simple around the house clues on Pinterest. I wrote them on sticky notes and hid them around the house before he got out of the car.
I handed him the first clue that said:
Follow the Clues to a Gift for You, The first one is easy its in your Shoe
He has a basket of shoes in his room
Bunnies are Fast not like a Snail, the next Clue is where we get the Mail.
You don't have to search long or far, the next one is where Momma parks her car.

The next one is easy just take a look, it is near your favorite book!

Are you hungry and ready to relax, check for your next clue and get a snack.

Isn't this fun, isn't it neat, the next clue is where you sit to eat!

Are you thinking what the Heck, but let's go check on the Deck.

It is getting late so try not to Peep, this is the last clue so head to where you Sleep!

I couldn't believe how easy this was to throw together for him.  The best part was that he didn't even care about the prizes, while I cooked dinner he took the sticky notes and hid them again. He kept re-enacting the treasure hunt.  So I think we will definitely be doing this again on a rainy, or boring day!


  1. Nice save! Treasure hunts are so fun!

    1. This idea will definitely be kept in my back pocket just incase I need it again, it was such a huge hit with him!

  2. Cute idea! I forgot about early out one day, and the school called me to come pick up Gnome. I felt horrible! I didn't do anything this awesome to make it up to her though. We just went out for ice cream.

    1. Ice cream is a pretty awesome treat too! I normally would just brush it off but this is the second time this has happened and it breaks my heart when he was near tears because all his friends were telling him how much fun they had. Oh well, these are just normal errors, it happens.