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Treasure Hunt

When we were going to Jamaica with the boys I realized that I only had winter clothes for them and hadn't done their 5 or 6 year old summer clothes shopping yet because it was still cold in Atlanta.  I had 2 full weeks of non stop shopping getting shirts, shorts, swim trunks, sandals, swim shoes, sunglasses, you name it, I probably bought it.  Not to mentions coloring books, tubes for swimming and many other activities to keep them occupied while we traveled.  I had all these bags everywhere full of stuff and the boys were at Jesses that weekend and I didn't want to pack all the stuff for them.  We considered laying out piles in their room, I still was not satisfied with that idea, then all of a sudden it hit me, a Treasure Hunt! (Just call me genius, I don't mind, promise).  So we put items in piles and started coming up with cute rhymes and semi easy clues and places to hide their stuff.  Once we got the whole thing planned out John went online and found pictures that was appropriate to each clue.  We typed up the clues, printed them, crinkled the paper, took a lighter and burnt the paper.
 



 


  The boys went crazy over this!! I love the way they had to work together to solve the clues and had to really think hard to figure some of them out.  This exercise reminded me that it is the journey, and not the destination.  As soon as it was over the boys couldn't care less what they got, they were just sad it was over because they had so much fun! Next time I will probably have about 20 clues and some cookies at the end!!! (Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip is our fav).

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