Mother's Day Treasure Hunt Activity

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Updated on Aug 17, 2012

Your mother is a treasure, so celebrate her with a fun Mother’s Day Treasure Hunt that also rewards her with a prize at the end! Make sure your child does this activity with another parent or friend. He'll need to keep it a secret from Mom so the surprise won't be ruined!

What You Need:

  • Paper and pencil
  • A prize for mom, maybe a mother’s day card, gift, flowers, or a breakfast

What You Do:

  1. Review the concept of a treasure hunt with your child. Explain to them that each clue will have to hint at the location of the next clue, and the very last clue will reveal the location of the treasure.
  2. An example of a first clue might read, “Look for the second clue near the couch.” It should give Mom a general idea of the area the clue is in, but not be specific enough so that she knows exactly where it is located. Searching is half the fun of a treasure hunt!.
  3. Have your child plan the locations of each clue, keeping in mind that the first clue will be given directly to Mom to get her started.
  4. Then have your child write each clue on a piece of paper and hide them in the planned hiding places throughout the house.
  5. While Mom is searching, he can hide her present! The final prize can be a Mother’s Day card, a small gift, or a homemade breakfast. The last clue tells mom where she can find her reward.
Beth Levin has an M.A. in Curriculum and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has written educational activities for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Renaissance Learning publishers. She has a substitute teaching credential for grades K-12 in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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