Kids love adventure and surprises, so what better way to spice up a birthday or holiday than by staging a treasure hunt in your Springs luxury apartment home? Use these helpful tips and you'll have as much fun setting up the hunt as the kids have in following it!
1. Plan Age-Appropriately
How old are the kids who will participate? What is endlessly fascinating for a five-year-old would be endlessly boring for a 10-year-old. Gear the preparations toward the abilities and interests of the specific age group involved.
2. Choose a Theme
Boost the entertainment value by selecting a theme that adds to the festive air of the hunt. For instance, each child could dress up as a favorite Harry Potter character and the "treasures" could relate to items in the books.
3. Set a Time Limit
Kids, especially younger ones, have notoriously short attention spans. Depending on age, anywhere between five and 20 is a good number of clues to create.
4. Work Backwards
Once you’ve settled on the final destination of the treasure hunt, it's easier to work backwards from that point in writing the clues. Be sure to keep a master crib sheet of all the clues and locations so you don't get lost!
5. Be Creative with Clues
Use one style for the clues or mix them up for some variety.