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Treasure Hunt Game Night Fun For All Ages

Designing a family game night for all ages can be a real trick. The interests and abilities of a 4 year old, for instance, are way different from that of an 8 year old or a teen. Since this is a FAMILY game night, we want everyone to participate and have a good time.

This Treasure Hunt game is a combination of a hunt, a trivia game and a race to get a puzzle completed first. 
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Encourage players to let all team members participate–little ones can get left in the dust when highly competitive older siblings want to win bad enough.

Goal of the Game: to find eggs, answer the questions, earn puzzle pieces and put the team’s puzzle together first!
Preparation:  One person  (mom or dad, most likely) creates the questions and moderates the game.  That person also stuffs the eggs with the questions and hides them, before the party starts.
What you will need:
  1. Two identical puzzles (24 pieces)*
  2. Questions or Tasks written out on slips of paper
  3. Plastic fillable eggs*

PUZZLES: Have a table ready where the puzzles  will be put together.  Keep the box  close by so that players can see what the puzzle will look like. *You can find great, inexpensive puzzles and plastic eggs at Dollar Tree!

TEAMS: Set up teams. Teams should be a mixture of age groups.

QUESTIONS: Each egg will hold a trivia question to be answered, or a task to be done. Mark them for the age of the person to answer it. (Young Child – Child – Teen or -Adult) The host/hostess moderator has the answers to all of the questions.

RULES:  Everyone hunts for eggs as a team.  When they get an egg, bring it to the host/hostess who reads the question aloud. A team member answers the question.  When a question is answered correctly, the team earns a puzzle piece for their puzzle.  Once all of the clues have been found and the puzzle pieces awarded, the team puts their puzzle together. Whoever’s puzzle is completed first wins! 

Winning the game is plenty exciting in itself but you may want to include a prize, as well.
Sample Questions:
  • Jump up and down three times and touch your nose.  (for youngest child)
  • ________________ was the first president of the United States  (older child)
  • In order to get a driving permit to learn to drive you must be _______ years
    old.  (for a teen)
  • The financial term GNP stands for ______ _______ ______.  (adult)
Refreshments  to be served before or after the game!Do you have family game nights? What kind of games does your family play?

Photo credits:

  • Puzzle by Wrobel on Stock Xchng
  • Puzzle Master by Jaaron on Flickr Creative Commons
  • Plastic Eggs by dhester on Stock Xchng
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About Sinea

Sinea (pronounced SEENA) shares a wealth of know how on her blog Ducks ‘n a Row. Her vast experience as an educator and homemaker will help you to get organized! She also shares all sorts of goodies including great recipes, money saving secrets, fun preschool crafts, cleaning tips and much more!

Comments

  1. This was so much fun to write, Kelli!
    Thanks so much for inviting me to guest post for you. ♥
    Sinea´s last blog post ..Family Game Night Fun – Three Games In One!

  2. This looks like such a fun game for the family. Thanks for a great idea!

  3. SO MUCH FUN! Thanks again for sharing at Movement Monday. We will have to give this a go at our next family game night!

  4. Sinea,

    You know I love your games and ideas. This game sounds like a lot of fun.

    Have a great weekend Kelly and Sinea!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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  1. The Inspired Treehouse says:

    […] Three Boys and a Dog brought us a treasure hunt game that looked so fun that we had to try it immediately at our house! It was a hit.  And, again, it was a great combination of skills — cognitive, fine motor and a ton of gross motor!  All of this was rolled into a fantastic game that the whole family could enjoy.  So fun! […]

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