Fun Activities: Treasure Hunting

I was inspired after stumbling on some orienteering resources, so I created this indoor treasure hunt for G1…

After a very brief lesson on how to use a compass…

Orienteering at home

I handed him a sheet of instructions and sent him on his way to find his treasure…

Orienteering at home

He had to locate the all the hidden pieces of the secret code, and decode the final secret message to find out how to win his treasure.

Orienteering at home

I’ll have to plan something more challenging for his next hunt…

My treasure hunt was created based on the spaces available in our home and using our furniture for landmarks. If you want a ready made activity you can use (large outdoor space required), you can download these compass activities created by Boston Geology:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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