08-21-2012, 08:01 PM
I recently planned a treasure hunt for my kids and their friends at a local park here in town. Their ages ranged from 4 to 9 years old. I made two maps. Actually, 1 map with two different routes and two different sets of instructions. I printed them out on 11x17 paper, stained them in coffee, and gave them a nice old tattered look. The first map lead them to what they thought would be treasure, but it was another map. This second map lead them to a small chest full of Reese cups, Twix, and a bunch of shinny new pennies that was covered in brush with a large X made from two big sticks laying on top. The whole route was about 2 miles. They really enjoyed it and I enjoyed putting it together.