Sample Treasure Hunt


First Clue

Intricate means involved, complicated, or difficult. God created this world with a very intricate design. Find this word in your dictionary and you will find the first clue.

(Intricate was one of Danielle's vocabulary words this week. You can pick any word your child is studying.


Second Clue

"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures, great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings."

You will find the clue in the 6th line .

(We use "Christian Kids Explore Biology" by Stephanie L. Redmond. The first lesson had this poem by Cecil Frances Alexander so I used it for clues. We have a bird so Danielle would know to look in the bird cage to find the next clue.)

Third Clue

"The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden –
He made them every one. "

You will find the next clue in the 15 – 8 = _____ line.

(Danielle would count to line 7 and go to the garden to look for the next clue. We are reviewing subtraction math facts this week so I used them in this treasure hunt. You can use any type of math problems depending on what your child is studying that week.)


Fourth Clue

"The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water
We gather every day ---"

You will find the next clue in 9 – 6 = ________ line.

(Danielle would go to find the next clue in the bushes by our pond.)


Fifth Clue

"The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water
We gather every day ---"

You will find the next clue in the line preceding all others.

(Danielle would go to the tall tree in our yard to find the next clue. I used the words "preceding all others" instead of first because I wanted to see if Danielle knew what that word meant.)


Sixth Clue

Captain Bailey is looking for the Mendosa Medallion that was lost at sea two hundred years ago. The passengers on the ship that sunk lost their lives because they valued their gold and silver that they stored in treasure chests more than anything.

(We use Bob Jones math for fourth grade. It is an excellent math curriculum. They use a different theme for each grade level. In the fourth grade they use the ocean theme, finding treasure, and that sort of thing. Bob Jones does an excellent job of integrating math with Biblical concepts in this curriculum.

I made a treasure box that has little toys and other things that I use as rewards when my child finishes all her work. After reading this clue, she would know to look in the treasure box.)


Seventh Clue

The passengers valued gold and silver more than anything, but there is something else we should treasure more than anything. Where can we go to get this treasure?

(This comes from the Bob Jones math curriculum. Hopefully my child will know that God's words are treasure and look in her Bible for the next clue. I have the clue sticking out of the Bible so she can see it right away.)


Eighth Clue

Proverbs 2:1 tells us that we should treasure God’s instructions. Look up the verse and you will find the next clue.

(I hid this clue in the page where Proverbs 2:1 is found.)


Ninth Clue

Find the word that is spelled correctly and you will find your next clue.

Tak, sak, lic, pouth, ouct, flowr, prold, showr, cou, Durn, snak, snake, stak, taek, teek.

(These words come from her spelling curriculum. The only word that is spelled correctly is snake so hopefully she will know to look for her toy snake for the next clue.)


Tenth Clue

"A lot of Guppy ills can be cured with the addition of 2 teaspoons of salt per gallon of water to your fish _______."

(Danielle is studying guppies because I told her if she writes a report all about guppies, I would buy her some. This sentence is from one of her papers about guppies. Hopefully she will look in the fish tank for the treasure.)

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