Monday, February 8, 2010

Treasure Hunt


Saturday was looking to be a LOOOOOONG day.  We ~ as in Bo, is an early riser & by 9 a.m. we have often been up for 3 hours. 

This Saturday we went on a treasure hunt.  First up...we all made our own treasure maps.  Since Bo cut his up trying to "decorate" it...I gave him mine.
Then, we slapped it into contact paper to make it easy to roll up...keeping a lot on the ends makes it extra fun for the little hands to roll up.

And you just HAVE to roll it up so you can have a telescope...
...to assist in finding the treasure.
My favorite part was Bo dragging me around & around the house with his little hand in mine, following the map.  "We need to go into the jungle to find the letter, mom."  He kept calling the letter X on the map "the letter."  We never did find "the letter" but we found lots & lots of treasure.

20 comments:

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That is the best! Max loves treasure hunts and goes on them with his buddy Elijah. They are also excellent map makers! Thank you for your sweet comment(s) I really appreciate them! O.K. where's the map to the stove... Time for dinner ~Theresa

Karen said...

I wish I had thought to do that with my kids. Great idea, but hey, I've still got grandkids. Whoo Hoo.

Auntie Cake said...

Good idea. Love those treasures!

karen said...

Wow It sounds like you guy's had great fun. I am sooo laughing at you calling bo an early riser. River's been getting up at 4:20 am on the dot since christmas hehehe.
Hope you guy's are all ok
(((hugs)))
karen

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sounds like so much fun. and definitely requires creativity and energy. I'm not a grandma yet, so 6 sounds way way early to me. LOL! Love the "treasure"!
hugs,
Debra

Jeanette said...

I love treasure hunts. We like to turn ordinary events into treasure hunts but not at 6:00AM LOL

Andrea said...

Precious memories you are creating.
Blessings, andrea

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun time. how creative. Love the treasure.

Rose said...

I love that idea and thank you for sharing it!

Sage said...

Sounded like such a great time to spend with your kids!What fun and what memories you are creating!
Rita

Donatella said...

Thanks for stopping by, and for your nice comment! I'll be back to view/ visit you often! Love the cute telescope, the beauty is in the innocence, and their joy~

OceanDreams said...

Oh I can't wait to have kiddos so I can go on treasure hunts, how adorable! Thanks so much for your words about my race...I totally thought about your advice and you are right about running ahead, except this time I can eat my own words because my friend ran ahead of me and didn't even ask me if she could, ha ha. Not that she needed to but I was proud of her for at the end pushing ahead and getting to the finish a few minutes ahead of myself. But...I was dealing with cramps and had done a 9 mile jog 2 days prior, I guess I am trying to make myself feel better but am proud of her still the same. Anyway, this is getting long. Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

Deborah Ann said...

Haha! that sounds like a blast! Gotta do that with my grandbabies. Love the gorgeous pictures too...

christy rose said...

How cute!! What a fun idea!! Love those treasure maps!

Jenny said...

Totally adorable. I did a Halloween treasure hunt with our granddaughters and they totally loved it!

Laura said...

What a sweet memory -- hang on to that one!

(I had friends who didn't want to overemphasize Santa, so they did a treasure hunt for gifts on Christmas morning instead of finding them under the tree.)

Treasure maps are great for pirate birthday parties, too!

koralee said...

Such a sweet idea...you are such a fun mom! Thank you for all the sweet comments you left on my blog the other day....I sure appreciate every single one sweet friend. xoxox

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your past few posts have been so fun .. and funny! :) I bet that Bo keeps you jumping! My kids used to love treasure hunts. Now they think they are too big for them. :( Have a great day! Blessings, Tammy

DUTA said...

Lovely map and highly educational game! And with such a cute boy everything is possible.

Cassandra Frear said...

Like a story from Winnie the Pooh. It's not the treasure you find, it's the joy in the journey. Happy Hunting!