Saturday, January 5, 2013

Indoor treasure hunt

If you haven't done an indoor treasure hunt with your kid, you're missing out.

We're avid geocachers. It's a fun, physical activity that gets us outdoors and we end up visiting cool places we probably wouldn't otherwise have seen.

But when it's 30 degrees outside, I prefer geocaching indoors ;)

This morning I found this indoor scavenger hunt online and decided to get it set up for RJ. He got a safari vest for Christmas which is perfect for our treasure hunting; really helps him to get in the spirit!

Surprisingly, he picked up on the idea of finding the next clue pretty quickly. After the second find, he said, "I need to find the next clue!"Although the free printable I used has fill-in-the-blanks, I read the clue with the word. Kiddo is smart but he has no idea that "bed" is what rhymes with "fed."

It took me less than 5 minutes to print, cut and place the clues. It took us about 20 minutes to complete the hunt.

All of that to find the treasure which was hidden in the dryer.....

See the excitement on his face!

I used the Walgreens App on my phone to upload the pics to our local store for printing. This fun adventure is the first official page of our SMASH book for 2013!

(SMASH book pages will be displayed on the blog on the first Thursday of each month starting in February as part of our challenge, but here's a sneak peek:)


  1. Oh my gosh! What a great idea. I love that he was so excited! Thanks for the tip about the Walgreens app.

    Can't wait to see the whole page.

  2. really great idea, I'm going to do this with my girls they will love it
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  3. Aww, Rj looked like he had so much fun with the scavenger hunt. When I was a kid, my parents had me go on a scavenger hunt whenever we had free time. They had eggs with math problems on them and I had to find the corresponding egg with the correct answer. It was both fun and educational at the same time because slowly I was improving on my math skills.

    Rosalinda Hone