I was given two hunts to try out - Playdate Treasure Hunt Pad was the first one we did. To be honest, life has been pretty hectic here lately so I held it for a while and didn't do anything with it because I didn't feel like I would have time to set it up and give it a fair shake. How wrong I was!!
Now, I have so many papers on our counter at various times that the kids didn't mess with the booklet, so I suppose I got lucky there. I'm working on the paper thing but that is a different post. I finally decided that a good time to do this hunt was when two of the six were quarantined for illness and couldn't go outside.
Setting up the clues took me about five minutes.
|In a sock drawer|
|Under a bed.|
Then I got to this clue:
In a backpack?? With six kids in the house and about a ga-zillion back packs, how will I figure out which pack to hide it in?! Well, clearly I figured out a decent one since they figured it out pretty handily.
Four of the kids participated: Chef (12), Bruiser (9), Buttercup (5) and Mr. Magoo (3). I know it says to use this for a play date, but when you have six in the house, every day can be a "play date"!
The clues were spread out over a variety of ages and abilities, and each game included a number of educational skill sets, from counting, to adding, to colors, reading - these were all in just one or two games!
|Buttercup counting chocolate chips to reveal the clue|
There were slots to write in a name at the top of each page. Clued in Kids suggests writing in names to help minimize arguments over who would get to do the next one. Good thinking!
|Reading the directions for a color-based|
clue to Mr. Magoo
There were twelve clues in all that ranged from "in a sock drawer" to "under the forks" to "under a bed".
|figuring out where "in the sink" might be|
This printable is instantly downloadable for $5.99 and a good way for kids to pass some time while adults take care of holiday prep work.
Regardless of age, the kids started out enthusiastically. A fave moment: The clues took the kids up the stairs and down multiple times over the course of the game. There were also some "activity" clues - pretend you're hula hooping while singing the alphabet was one, providing a number of "get-you-moving" moments when TV might be a bigger draw as weather gets colder outside.
|Final prizes! Yay!!|
Clued in Kids also has party treasure chest sets for $24.99, more hunt tear off pads at $8.99 each, 'treasure', 6- and 12-month memberships for $25.99 and $44.99 (that is a great deal!), and an option to allow parents and teachers to make their own puzzles!
You can receive a free Homework Rewards printable to try by signing up for the Clued In Kids newsletter too!
So what do the kids say about this fun-time game?