Ways To Incorporate A Treasure Hunt In The Classroom

(This article is a continuation of our Adventure Treasure Hunts 101 -
The FREE Course
series. To start from the beginning, click HERE.)

 

A creative treasure hunt lends itself PERFECTLY to getting kids excited within a classroom setting. Themed treasure hunts can also add a new dimension to your themed unit - people remember more of that they DO than any other way! Follow these helpful tips to engage the children in new and exciting ways within a treasure hunt activity format.

* Remember, a treasure hunt doesn't have to be completed all at once. Different clues can be released throughout a day, week or month! In this way, a single activity can build the excitement within the classroom as your students progress on the hunt. Our treasure hunt puzzles packages allow for this kind of versatility as each puzzle comes with its own set of clues.

* Group your students in smaller teams to promote group problem solving skills
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* To really build the excitement of your themed hunt, try having a letter sent to your classroom from one of the characters sending them on the hunt in the first place. This can be done several days BEFORE the hunt/adventure even begins to really drum up the excitement!

* Offer clues to the treasure hunt as rewards to the class for good behavior, academic achievement on a test, etc.

* They can also be great for family day events and especially SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS

* Teams can purchase a starter sheet to get them going on the hunt. The final destination of the hunt can be a hidden location where teams that finish submit their names into a raffle for a donated prize. The participants will have fun playing…and the prize is bonus!

* Have local sponsors pay for the opportunity to have their business advertisements printed on the BACKsides of all your clues and maps! This is a great way to earn some extra income beyond the participation ticket prices.

Want to make the treasure hunt process even easier? Consider our treasure hunt puzzles collections! They contain individual puzzles that were designed to be INSERTED to a treasure hunt you are creating - mini activities to give your adventurers something more than just reading rhyming clues! With dozens of themes to choose from, we've done what we can to make the treasure hunt planning process as easy as possible without sacrificing creativity! Click HERE to see our adventure themes!