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Treasure hunt
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Lots of running about and finding things, great for indoors or outdoors, kids love finding stuff

dadcando treasure hunt kids party game

A treasure hunt is a great way to kick off a party. It gets everyone running about looking for things. You can hide treats round the house or in the garden (this is especially good at Easter, when you can hide little Easter eggs around the garden), or you can go for the simpler option and ask the kids (or guests) to go and find certain things. Dadcando has turned the old fashioned treasure hunt in to a proper party game by creating special party game booklets which you can now download, right here.
. . . There are five different coloured booklets so that you can split the party up into teams. Each booklet has lines inside so that the teams can mark off the things that they find as they find them, to be checked by you when they come back.

Game play
The party guests should be split in to teams (preferably pairs) and each pair or team is given a folded up game booklet and a tray, or bowl or shoe box. They decide on a team name and then write this on the front of the booklet in the space provided.

. . . To introduce an element of game play and competition four of the items are awarded point based on a specific criteria, i.e., if the item to find is a leaf, it says biggest is best, then the biggest could get an extra point. If you want to balance up the scoring, you can use other ways to even up the scores, for example, the time it took, (i.e. quickest is best), or extra marks for artistic impression, where you tell the treasure hunters beforehand that you are looking for creative results and you will be scoring them on originality

Send the children out section by section
So that you can keep track of the kids and keep to time, send the children out to find the things on the list, section by section, so that they complete one section at a time, within a set time limit (will vary with age, but about 4 minutes per section should keep you on track).

Make certain that you explain any safety rules beforehand, such as
No going beyond the Garden or
no picking the neighbours flowers or
no going upstairs
for example. If you are organising a party for younger children then you must have enough adults on hand to make sure you can keep an eye on all of them at all times. The winning team is the one with the most points, or you may decide that all teams win.

15 minutes
This game should use about 15 minutes of your party time.

The Treasure Hunt printable booklet is available in both A4 and US Letter format. Just click on the one you want below to download. Although all colours of the game will download at once, if you only want a selection, then you can choose this when you come to print them.

“Treasure party fun downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando

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Kids′ parties
Even with all the modern technology that our children have in the way of mobile phones and console games, the kids party still holds a special place as one of the key social events in a child's annual calendar. A special treat, a chance to invite more than just one or two friends round to your house or on an outing, an opportunity to do something a bit out of the ordinary and a way of confirming friendships as you decide who to invite and who not to are all the things that a party holds in store for the average kid.

matchbox museum party game booklet

Given they only come round once a year, you have a chance to think up something memorable, although this does not mean expensive. Getting some of your friends round to blow up a hundred or two hundred balloons, filling the house with them and then having the first game as a game to see how quickly the balloons can be burst, would not be expensive, but it certainly would be fun, and it's not something that your kid and his or her friends would forget in a hurry.

Practical, fun party planner

In this section you'll find an indispensable party planner and some original party games complete with special little party game booklets.
matchbox museum party game booklet

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