This one takes a bit of time and effort on your part, but your kids will really appreciate it. The treasure needs to be hidden somewhere in the house, preferably where it cannot be found by accident.
Then you just have to write some clues and hide them around the house - they will lead from one to the other, until the final one shows you the location of the prize.
The age of your kids will depend on how difficult or easy your clues are and be careful of any clues near valuable or dangerous items.
If you're being really inventive, you could always make pretend pirate maps, get your kids to dress up and make it a realistic hunt for 'buried' treasure
New! Organise an egg hunt party.
Kids love to dress up and it can make the shyest child come alive. If you haven't already got a dressing-up box, now's the time to start one.
Have a rummage through the loft or the bottom drawer for some old clothes and other accessories that you or your partner no longer wear or use.
These can be anything from old glasses (without the lenses), belts, gloves, bags, coats, fancy-dress outfits, scarves... you name it, you can use it.
Now get dressing up! Try to invent some stories to go with the clothes, or even get your kids to put on a performance for you and your partner.
If you haven't yet got enough clothes, see if you have still got any old baby clothes and get your kids to dress up their teddies or other toy animals.
There are some really fun games you can play with your kids and a good dressing up box. Have a look through our exciting dress up games ideas, a sure way to keep the kids giggling all day!
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