Monday, 3 June 2013

Fathers Day Treasure Hunt.

My husband is a wonderdul father and has gone above and beyond forhis own four kids as well as my 4 darlings.
This fathers day is going to be extra special. We will have the usual celebrations, his favorite meal, handmade cards and lots of kisses; but we are also going to do a Treasure Hunt! This will provide an activity for hubby and the kids to do together, and at each clue Daddy gets a gift! If you would like to do something similar you can alter the directions below to suit your family's Daddy.

Fathers Day Treasure Hunt

What You'll Need
  • Cardboard
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small Gifts (Chocolate Bars, $1Store Coffee Mugs, Socks etc) You can replace my gift ideas in the Treasure Hunt with things that your Dad would like.
  • Print of the Tags listed at the bottom of this article.
  • The Free Coupons/Lables FREE below

To Begin

Get the kids gathered around the table. Cut out the clue cards you will have printed off from this article.  Have the children personalise each clue card by writing one thing they love about their Daddy on the blank backside of the card.

There are two ways of doing the Treasure Hunt

You can hide the clue while the kids take Dad for a walk, meaning that the kids will do the treasure hunt with Dad or
you can have the kids hide the clues with you while Dad sleeps in, meaning that the kids will instead help Dad. 

If you can't hide the clue inside an area, tape it there.
The role the children play will depend on their age and ability.

Let's Go Treasure  Hunting

To start your treasure hunt, hand your children and husband  the first clue. It will lead to the second clue and so on. (If your help is needed, use the old "hot and cold" method of helping them to zero in on a clue.)

1." If you're in a hungry mood, go here first and find some food."
Hide the clue under a plate on the kitchen table. The plate should contain your dad's favorite breakfast, this is the first gift!
2. "Now you're on your second clue, these go on before your shoes."
Hide this clue in your husbands underwear drawer. Beside the clue is Dad's 2nd Present wrapped, either a new pair of socks or a new pair of underwear
3. " If you want your teeth to shine, pick this up and spend some time".
Hide this clue by your husbands toothbrush. Place beside it the third gift. I suggest a new Razor, shaving cream or cologne.
4.     "Inside this book are all the things, our heavenly father loves to hear us sing ".
Hide this in a hymn book, with part of it sticking out from the pages. Place with this clue a home-made gift card (IOU, This Card Entitles Dad to a Saturday Sleep In), this is giift no. 4.
5.      " Add some color to your days! Pick these up; you're on your way."
Hide this clue near some crayons/pencils or your art supplies. Place amongst the crayons gift number 5 also. I suggest a  new pen as number 5. 
6.      "Take a walk and step outside, this is where you go to ride."
Hide this clue near your car, a bike, or even a scooter. Our number 6 gift is a new sports bottle attatched to Dad's Bicyle. All go for a family bike ride or walk around the neighborhood.
7.      "Time to chill, time to think;  after your excercise please go here for a cool, cool drink."
Hide this clue in, or tape on, your refrigerator. Gift number 7 is your Dad's Favorite Snack. It's Time for a Mid-Morning Snack.
8.        " Keep it clean and keep it dry. Can you guess? Come on, just try!"
Hide this clue near your washer or dryer. We tape the clue to the dryer and place a new T-Shirt inside the Dryer.
9.     "You're almost at the very end, go to where your guests come in."
Place the final (and biggest) physical gift at the front door with the final clue.
10.  " The final clue. The final prize. Look your  children's loving eyes"
            On the count of three have all the kids yell "Happy Fathers Day, Daddy!"

Free Tags
Just left click on each tag and click "save image".


How about some Free Printable Tokens. These would be great to use as the coupons I mentioned as one of the fathers day gifts in the treasure hunt. Enjoy!