An activity to draw a map for a treasure hunt. An activity that you can do in the holidays or for a children’s party.
o Sheets of paper
o Colouring pencils or felt-tip pens and a rubber
o Treasure, e.g. a big box full of sweets
Drawing a map for a treasure hunt
The treasure map and the clues associated with it have to be adapted to the child’s age and level of understanding.
Start by putting together the treasure according to the children’s tastes. It can be small toys, sweets or anything else.
Hide the treasure.
Prepare some symbols to let the children know that they have found the clue they were looking for and are on the right track to finding the treasure. They can be a ribbon, a cardboard disc, a drawn symbol, etc. This is important because this symbol will allow the children to always know whether they have used the correct reasoning, or whether they instead have to go back to the previous stage.