Parties with children can be a lot of fun. The important thing, however, is to keep them entertained. Children enjoy parties, but only if they avoid boredom. One way to keep the children in the party mood is through party games. Party games are a great way to get all of the children involved in the party and having a good time. Treasure Hunt is one game that offers an opportunity for the children to compete while still incorporating team work and fun. There are many Treasure Hunt ideas, but there are really two predominant ways to play. Each offers a way to keep children busy and keep them working together to have a good time and thus a good party for you, as the head of the party.
The most basic version of Treasure Hunt is often called traditional Treasure Hunt. To get a good traditional game of Treasure Hunt rolling you must first get the attention of all the children at the party. Next, divide the children up into teams. Each team should have two or there children on it so that you have at least two, but as many as three or four total teams. You will have to have prepared ahead of time, but for each team there should be clues scattered all about. They should be inside, outside, and in obscure places. The idea in Treasure Hunt is that each clue will lead the team to the next clue. The chain continues for as many clues as you may have with the final clue leading to some sort of prize. You can also incorporate a timer to figure out which team has finished the fastest for an additional prize. Helpful hint is to use a color coding system so that teams are only finding the clues for their team. You will find that the traditional version of Treasure Hunt is one that children will enjoy and likely one you will enjoy as well as you put together the creative clues and hiding spots.
Another version of Treasure Hunt that you may want to incorporate into your child's next party is called String Treasure Hunt. In string Treasure Hunt you will once again want to divide the children into even teams. Again, each team is trying to get to their prize first and the winner will receive a bonus prize. The key to this version is the string. For each team there should be a colored string. At the end of the string is a prize. The first team to roll up their string and get their prize wins. The catch is, however, that you have wound the string all over your property. Wind it inside, outside, up the stairs, through rooms, over and under furniture, around fences outside, and anywhere else you think will make the game interesting and creative. Children will get a kick out of trying to reel in the prize through all the mess of the property. String Treasure Hunt is one of those treasure hunt ideas that is a good change of pace from the traditional game.
Party games are what make or break a child's party. It is your responsibility as the adult in charge to make sure it all goes smoothly. Treasure Hunt and String Treasure Hunt are both great party games that children will enjoy. They each offer the party goers an opportunity to compete, work in teams, and enjoy a prize no matter what.
The games also allow you to get creative in setting up the clues and the strings before the party begins. Because, after all, the adults deserve a little bit of fun too.