Crayola Treasure Hunt

Treasure Map

Arrr, matey! Seekin’ an activity to keep yer little swabs busy durin’ sunny days? Set ‘em on a course for adventure with a quest for hidden treasure! Follow these steps n’ set sail for fun:

  • 1.

    Prepare the Treasure

  • 2.

    Find a not-so-precious wooden/metal box or thick plastic container that can withstand a little dirt. Something with a lid is a must.

  • 3.

    Fill your “treasure chest” with plunder. You know, costume jewelry, coloring books, even a new box of Crayola Crayons (they do come in a gold package, after all). Feel free to mix and match goodies.

  • 4.

    Seal everything up and decorate the outside with skulls and crossbones, swords, cannonballs, parrots and other fun pirate stuff.

  • 5.

    Hide the Treasure

  • 6.

    Have Captain Mom or Daring Dad find you a shovel then head into your yard to pick the perfect hiding spot.

  • 7.

    Check for sneaky scoundrels, then dig a hole that’s deep enough for your treasure chest.

  • 8.

    Lower your pirates’ booty in place and cover with dirt. Top things off with some rocks or a log for added security.

  • 9.

    Make a Map

  • 10.

    Fill a medium-sized bowl with coffee (cool to room temperature, remember). Then take a single sheet of printer paper, make small tears around the edge and submerge completely in coffee. Remove promptly and air dry.

  • 11.

    Draw landmarks on the map, complete with playful names. Don’t forget to include a big red X to “mark the spot” for the kiddos to dig.