Start off with a simple map of your garden, or if you don't have a garden, head to your local park. Think about drawing objects from a child’s view. Include things like a shed, a bench or a flower bed.
Mark the treasure with an X to identify where it is hidden. For older children you could even include a grid and list coordinates of where X marks the spot.
If your child is already familiar with maps, why not add contour lines if the treasure is located up high, like in a tree? The map can be combined with clues too, for an extra challenge!
With so many ideas to get started, it’s now time for you to hide your treasure (which is all part of the challenge!) and draw your own map for your little ones to follow. Hide multiple items to extend the fun for longer! We’d love to see how creative you can get.
Share your photos on social media using #GetOutside and tell us who’s the best treasure-hunting pirate in your family!
For more ideas on how to keep the kids entertained and connected with the outdoors, visit the GetOutside Hub.
Published 21/04/2020. Edited: 05.03.2021
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