Part of the Projects at Home Collection
Create a treasure hunt in your house, your yard, your neighborhood, or a park or forest, for family members or friends.
To get started with this project, check out this model:
- The key to a good treasure hunt is to have a set of clues—on separate cards or papers or connected to a treasure map—that are just the right level of difficulty for the people who will be on the hunt. If the clues are too easy, the hunt will be over right away. If they are too hard they will be frustrating.
- Your clues can be hidden in different places, so the hunter will find clues in each place to lead him or her to the next spot. Or, the clues can lead you to find information in each spot that will add up to solving a puzzle of some kind with the answer of where the treasure is hidden.
- You have to plan what will happen if people get stumped and can’t find their way to the next clue. Is there some place they can get a hint?
Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school.
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
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