You Will Need:
Paper, Markers, “Treasure” – favorite snack, small toy, old jewelry
Draw pictures of places where you want your child to search for the treasure. Leave picture clues that direct him to the next location. Send him outside, to the mailbox, into the basement, all around the house. If your child can read or decode sounds, add the name of the location or a short written clue. If you prefer, use pictures from magazines as your clues. Glue them to index cards or crinkled brown paper. To make the paper look very authentic, soak it in tea or burn the edges of brown paper.
This is a fun way to get snack after an afternoon nap. You can hide the clues while your child is asleep. Keep the clues; you will want to do this many times.