Disclosure: I received treasure hunts in exchange for my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.
Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? I know when I was a kid I loved them! Usually we’re so busy, though, we don’t have the time to put into creating everything necessary for a treasure hunt. That’s where Clued in Kids comes in! Clued in Kids offers treasure hunts for kids that are fun and help them learn, too! The clues were developed by teachers and moms with designs from a children’s book illustrator.
Do you know what the best part is, though? They are easy to set up and only require things already in your house! There is nothing fancy or elaborate you have to go out and buy, and it doesn’t take hours to set up. It takes only minutes! It takes around 8 minutes to get everything all set. Then you can turn your kids loose! It is recommended for ages 4 and up, and you can certainly use the treasure hunts with a small group (ideally no more than 10 kids) as well!
For our review we received three Treasure Hunts – a special treasure hunt for Easter, a Pirate Treasure Hunt, and a Princess Treasure Hunt. It was the perfect combination for our family since we have two boys and one girl. They were so excited to go on a treasure hunt!
Because they are young (ages 8, 6, and 4) and are delayed readers due to their special needs, I did have to walk through it with them to help them read any difficult words. Surprisingly, though, they read many of them themselves! That was an awesome moment!
At the end of the treasure hunt, they will receive a prize, which is the only thing I really had to plan for it. Everything else is already done!
The family favorite was the Pirate Treasure Hunt. Our kids love pirates, and the idea of a treasure hunt as pirates really excited them. It’s like finding the “X” on the map! It just fits so well!
So they started with a dot-to-dot, which is a fun start. They also had to find the hidden objects in the pictures, act like pirates (arrrr!), solve word puzzles, look in the mirror to read a backwards clue and answer questions to get to the next clue. The other two treasure hunts are similar, though the Easter Treasure Hunt definitely had the most variety and difficulty. Some math problems in the Easter Treasure Hunt were above our kids’ level as they haven’t learned multiplication yet, so I had to help them through it. It didn’t discourage them from wanting to continue, though! They were having fun!
Each clue also has a line to write their name. If you have multiple children going on the hunt together it is recommended that you write their names on specific cards so there won’t be any arguing over the cards. I thought this was a great idea! We try to take turns naturally, but on the Pirate Treasure Hunt I forgot to write their names first. They got so excited and caught up in the adventure that they forgot about taking turns, and I was wishing I had remembered to write their names on them!
If you happen to not have a specific item in your home, it is recommended that you hold on to that clue, and when it comes up in the hunt simply ask them to do a specific activity to get the clue. Did I mention how easy they make this? I actually had them do the Pirate Treasure Hunt on a whim because they were all having a rough day, and I was hoping it would help. I’m glad it did!
I really am impressed by how fun and educational the Clued in Kids Treasure Hunts are, and I’m so glad we had the chance to try them out! I can’t wait to check out more of them!